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New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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We count on doctors and other medical professionals to provide effective treatment and care if we become sick or injured. And yet, sometimes these medical professionals fail to get us the help they need, or worse, cause unnecessary harm due to their own negligence. When this happens, you have a right to demand answers and obtain compensation for the harm you have suffered. If you fear that you or a loved one is the victim of medical malpractice, a dedicated medical malpractice lawyer from Zlotolow & Associates can represent you and obtain compensation for the harm you have suffered. Contact our office to set up a free consultation.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Serving Clients in Long Island, NYC & All of NYS

We place a great deal of trust in medical professionals to provide us with the appropriate medical care. Unfortunately, they are sometimes careless and make mistakes. These mistakes often have very serious repercussions for patients. If you or a loved one was harmed by a medical professional, a seasoned Long Island personal injury lawyer from our firm is here to hold them accountable.

Common Examples of Medical Negligence

Healthcare professionals can take various actions (or inactions) that may constitute medical malpractice. Just some of the most common examples of medical negligence that we see are as follows:

  • Failing to order proper testing
  • Improperly reading lab results
  • Using unsterile surgical equipment
  • Prescribing the wrong type or dosage of medication
  • Using too much or too little anesthesia
  • Failing to monitor patients while under anesthesia
  • Leaving objects, such as sponges, inside of patients during surgery
  • Delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis, or failure to diagnose
  • Failing to warn patients of risks before surgery or prescribing medication
  • Improper follow-up advice or care
  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist
  • Errors during childbirth
  • Premature discharge from the hospital
  • Wrong-site surgery or mistakes during surgery

Unfortunately, these are just some of the ways in which physicians can harm patients, and if you believe you’ve been harmed by a healthcare professional in any way, you may have a valid claim against them. Our firm is here to help you get fully and fairly compensated.

Proving Your Claim

To win a medical malpractice claim, you will have to demonstrate the following:

  • You were in the physician’s care, meaning you were, in fact, that physician’s patient.
  • The physician owed you a duty of care.
  • The physician breached that duty of care by acting in a way another reasonable physician would not have.
  • The breach of care resulted in damages, such as costly medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Filing On Time

The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York State is two and a half years, which means you will need to file your lawsuit within two and a half years of the date the incident of malpractice occurred. Waiting longer than this will likely result in you being permanently barred from suing. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we can start working toward the compensation you need to heal.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

Contact Zlotolow & Associates for dedicated and compassionate legal assistance today. We have a long track record of helping individuals and families obtain proper compensation for injuries caused by others’ negligence and wrongdoing.

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