Suffolk Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice happens when a physician, skilled nursing provider, radiologist, or emergency medical technician digresses from accepted medical standards. Examples of medical malpractice include a newborn suffering from a brain injury after not being delivered in a timely fashion or an elderly adult receiving poor nursing home care with the negligence eventually resulting in a wrongful death.
While pertaining to suits involving injury from a motorcycle accident or even an injury from a trip and fall accident, compensatory damages and punitive damages are also applicable to a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our staff of Suffolk County Medical Malpractice Lawyers seek to acquire:
- Compensatory Damages
Compensatory Damage restores the various expenses someone is subjected to after receiving substandard care. This is allowance for lost wages or for expensive procedures necessary to correct the injury, or for any future medical treatment needed for malformation, disability or impairment. The Suffolk County Medical Malpractice Lawyer endeavors to obtain a damage award in an effort to put the afflicted person in a financially better situation than preceding the incident.
- Punitive Damages
The Suffolk County Medical Malpractice Lawyer team at our office will try and obtain, on your behalf, punitive damages with hopes of punishing the negligent medical provider. It is the hope that the punitive damages will deter that provider from continuing maltreatment or other acts of substandard medical care.
Upon receipt of a medical malpractice claim, each Suffolk County Medical Malpractice Lawyer on our team begins to focus on the pertinent points of the case. Medical necessity of the treatment must be determined. Case in point, a patient may have received an operation that was not medically required for their particular symptoms. This misjudgment unfortunately can occur when diagnostic testing is inadequate or results are not read correctly.
Other types of malpractice may include:
- a clinician gives a patient the wrong diagnosis, such as cancer;
- a surgeon not acquiring proper consent from the patient before operating;
- a doctor of anesthesiology ignoring hypersensitivity to anesthesia;
- a orthopedic surgeon losing hardware inside a patient;
- a doctor of cardiology installing a stint that doesn’t work;
- an obstetrician not properly monitoring a baby before delivery causing a birth injury; and
- a nurse administering the wrong medication to a patient.
Sometimes an injury incident or accident might involve more than one injury and require more than one claim. For example, if you have a construction accident and are suffering from an injury and then are subject to the negligent and untimely medical care of a physician, you may need one of our Suffolk County Injury Lawyers to file a workers compensation claim as well as a medical malpractice claim.
The statute of limitations deadline in the state of New York for filing petitions with the court by a Medical Malpractice Lawyer is thirty months from the incident date. In some instances your Medical Malpractice Lawyer has only twelve months from when the item was forgotten or twelve months from when it was supposed to have been detected to file petition for claims against providers leaving a foreign body.
With much experience in litigation such as slip and fall injury cases and other personal injury, Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will schedule you with a free appointment with one of our New York Medical Malpractice lawyer team. If medical malpractice has affected your life or the life of a loved one, please contact us online or call 1.800.NY.NY.LAW. Or you may visit one of locations in Suffolk County or Nassau County in Long Island or Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and in Manhattan.