Queens Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice occurs when a nurse practitioner, skilled nursing provider, phlebotomist, or oral surgeon deviates from the medical standards that have been widely accepted. A newborn improperly delivered or an aging adult receiving inadequate nursing home care are a couple of examples of medical malpractice.
While pertinent in claims such as personal injury or an injury involving a workers compensation claim, our Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyers will fix their attention on:
- Compensatory Damages
The restoration of losses someone is subjected to upon receiving substandard care is referred to as Compensatory Damage. This can include restitution of missed employment earnings by reason of the accident or for the expense of needing corrective procedures or allowance for future medical care for any disfigurement or impairment, such as a brain injury or a spinal injury. Our Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer team will search out plentiful compensation hoping to put the victim in an enhanced situation than before the incident.
- Punitive Damages
Each Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer in our office will work hard to get punitive damages to admonish the healthcare provider that brought about the infliction and injury. The purpose of punitive damages is to help thwart any future maltreatment.
Once our Queens Injury Lawyer is contacted about a medical malpractice claim, there are matters to concentrate on. The medical necessity which ultimately caused the injury must be determined. Case in point, a patient may undergo a procedure that was inappropriate to treat their condition. Unfortunately, this misjudgment can occur with inadequate or misunderstanding of preliminary findings and testing.
Other examples of violations may include:
- a clinician who misdiagnoses a patient’s signs;
- a nephrologist not obtaining the authorized consent from the patient before dialysis;
- a physician of anesthesiology ignoring the allergic reaction to anesthesia which may result in a coma;
- a surgical resident failing to remove all surgical instruments from the patient’s body;
- a cardiologist inserting a faulty stint;
- hesitating during a newborn’s delivery, oblivious to the indications of fetal distress; and
- a pharmacist distributing medication to the wrong patient causing a wrongful death.
In some cases, the injury may call for more than one claim. For example, if you are suffering from an injury received during a construction accident or other workplace accident, our New York Injury Lawyer may file a claim for workers compensation as well as a personal injury claim and a
The Statute of Limitations in the state of New York for filing petitions is only thirty months from the occurrence date. But, for cases where a foreign object is left post-surgery, a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer will only have twelve months from the date the item was forgotten or twelve months from the time it should have been detected to file petition with the court.
With extensive competence in litigation including a variety of accidents and injury cases, Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can schedule a free appointment for you with one of our Queens Medical Malpractice lawyers. If you or a friend have been the victim of medical malpractice, you may find us online, call 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, or visit our Queens office or one of our offices in Long Island: Suffolk County or in Nassau County, or one of our New York City Offices in Queens, Manhattan or in the Bronx, or in Brooklyn.