New York City Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is when someone is suffering from a harm resulting from substandard care at the hands of a phlebotomist, lab technician, general surgeon, radiologist, or other practitioner. A baby suffering from harm during delivery causing a spinal injury or an elderly adult receiving the wrong procedure causing a brain injury, are illustrations of medical malpractice.
While also applicable in a variety of claims like truck accident injury or a slip and fall injury, our New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyer team will concentrate on:
- Compensatory Damages
Compensatory damage is the return of losses one incurs as the result of less than average care. This includes the repayment of compensation that was lost or reimbursement for procedures necessary for correction, or indemnity for permanent impairment, damage, or even wrongful death. The New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyers in our office will pursue considerable compensation intending to put party suffering from an injury in a more desirable plight than before the medical provider’s mistake, negligence or indiscretion.
- Punitive Damages
Each New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyer in the firm endeavors to acquire punitive damages in order to discipline a medical worker who caused the individuals to suffer an injury or other damage. The aim of punitive damages is to prevent maltreatment in the future.
When our New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyer group receives a claim for medical malpractice, there are considerations to be made. First, the necessity of the treatment or care will be established. For instance, it is possible that the physician was performing the wrong procedure. This would be the unfortunate result of misreading preliminary testing or lack of proper testing.
Additional situations of misconduct may include:
- a physician’s misdiagnosis of presenting condition;
- a surgeon not acquiring the patient’s authorized consent prior to operating;
- an anesthesiologist not realizing the allergic reaction of a patient to anesthesia;
- a specialist not removing all surgical instrument from inside a person;
- a cardiologist issuing a faulty pacemaker;
- procrastinating a child’s delivery regardless of the indications of stress; and
- a patient receiving the wrong medication from a pharmacist.
Beware that an injury might involve more than one claim. For example, a car accident that happens while you are performing your work obligations may also result in a workers compensation claim or even a medical malpractice claim if the medical provider or emergency worker acts inappropriately or negligently.
New York’s Statute of Limitations for filing petitions by any New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer is only two and one half years from the date of incident. On the other hand, if the case involves a foreign body left in a patient, the New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyer will only have one year to file the petition from when the foreign object was lost or should have been noticed.
With the extensive knowledge of personal injury cases and claims, Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will set you up with an accomplished New York Injury Lawyer for a free consultation. Please contact us online, call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, or contact an office in New York City (the Brooklyn office, Manhattan office, or the Queens office) or in Long Island (Suffolk or Nassau County, for a free consultation if you or one of your loved ones has been the victim of medical malpractice.