New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer

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Medical MalpracticeWe 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, the dedicated attorneys at Zlotolow & Associates can represent you and obtain compensation for the harm you have suffered. Contact our office to set up a free consultation.

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Common Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice can come in a variety of forms, including, but not limited to:

  • Emergency room errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Birth injuries
  • Prescription errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Failure to inform
  • Medical equipment failure

In New York, medical malpractice (or medical negligence) is said to have occurred when a doctor, nurse, or other health care professional, hospital, or other health care organization has failed to care for someone in accordance with the accepted standards of the medical profession, and the person has been injured or become ill, or a condition or illness has become worse, as a result.

Understanding Medical Negligence and Medical Malpractice

Every medical procedure carries an element of risk. So it is important to understand: Not all negative outcomes in medicine are the result of malpractice.

However, while a positive outcome cannot ever be guaranteed, medical professionals and healthcare organizations are obligated to provide care that meets “accepted standards” to all patients at all times. Any result of medical care that is negative, harmful, and unanticipated should be investigated by a knowledgeable independent party, such as a medical malpractice attorney, and fully explained.

Medical malpractice may be due to:

  • A healthcare professional’s action (error)
  • Failure to act (negligence)

When considering a case, one generally compares what has occurred to what a medical professional in similar circumstances would have done, or not done, in order to protect the patient from a foreseeable risk of harm.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will my case take?

The amount of time it takes to resolve your case will depend on multiple factors. First, it is important that you take the time you need to heal. Once you reach maximum medical improvement, we will be able to estimate the extent of your damages. Second, you are the one who decides when you want to settle or go to court. Our attorneys will present you with every settlement offer and explain whether we feel you are owed more. We will negotiate aggressively and be prepared to take your claim before a judge and jury, if necessary. But a lawsuit does take time, and it is ultimately your decision on how you want to proceed.

What will my lawyer handle for me?

Our full-service personal injury law firm will handle all aspects of your claim, including communicating with the insurance company, filing your property damage claim, and keeping track of your medical records. We will also launch our own investigation into the cause of your accident to identify every possible source of compensation. And we will bring in medical experts and financial professionals to help evaluate your claim and determine what full and fair compensation should be.

What will I have to do for my personal injury case?

You need to stay focused on your health. Make sure you follow your doctor’s orders and make it to all your appointments. Start a journal to document how your injury is affecting your everyday life, both physically and emotionally. And protect your privacy by taking a break from social media and not talking about your case.

Contact Our NYC Medical Malpractice Attorneys

As your attorneys, we will investigate and litigate your claim, including negotiating on your behalf with insurance companies who would prefer to get your case out of the way as soon as possible, and with the smallest settlement possible. To them, you are an irritation trying to take their precious time and money, but we will ensure that your case is not simply swept under the rug.

Contact our New York medical malpractice lawyers today to schedule a free consultation about your legal options if you believe you or a loved one has been harmed by the misconduct of a medical professional. In addition to helping clients with their medical malpractice cases in New York City, we also service The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, and Suffolk. Contact the personal injury attorneys at Zlotolow & Associates by calling us toll-free at (866) 800 – 0092, or visit our contact page for a free consultation.

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