If a medical practitioner or facility—such as a doctor or hospital—caused you to sustain injuries or made an existing condition worse, you are entitled to seek compensation from the liable party or parties. A medical malpractice lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., will build your case and fight for compensation on your behalf.
Our law firm serves clients in Levittown, New York, meaning we are able to have a free consultation with you at our office, by phone, at the hospital, or even in your home if your injuries limit your mobility. We take care to cater to our clients’ personal needs as we build their cases, and we hope to support your legal journey as well.
In This Article
- We Are Ready to Stand Up Against All Medical Parties Involved in Your Case
- What Constitutes Medical Malpractice by Law?
- Our Team Will Investigate Your Case to Establish Who Is Assigned Liability
- We Will Review Your Medical Malpractice Case to Calculate Your Damages
- How Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Will Fight for Your Damages
- Get a Complimentary Case Review During Your Consultation With Our Law Firm
We Are Ready to Stand Up Against All Medical Parties Involved in Your Case
In medical malpractice cases, there might be more than one party liable for your injuries and resulting damages. Our team will investigate your case and identify who could have contributed to the cause of your injuries, then advise you on whether you should take action against them.
Because medical malpractice cases could involve a number of potentially liable parties, it might be in your best interests to assert multiple claims, if possible, to increase your chances of recovering the full amount of compensation that you deserve. Below are some of the parties you could qualify to take action against if they are involved in your case.
Different Types of Medical Practitioners Could Be Held Liable for Their Negligence
Any type of medical practitioner could be held liable for malpractice. Medical practitioners of all types have a duty to provide treatment that is consistent with the generally accepted standard of care. If they fail to uphold this obligation, they might be liable for any damages patients suffer as a result.
Our legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., has handled cases in the past that involved:
- Physician assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Medical testing technicians
- Oral surgeons
- Mental health practitioners
Our team will review your situation and determine which individuals or practice groups are liable for your injuries.
Facilities Could Also Be Held Liable for Medical Malpractice
In some cases, a medical facility might be held liable for the actions of their employees, both practitioners and non-medical staff.
The following are facilities that you could hold liable for damages:
- Nursing home
- Urgent care center
- Surgery center
- Physician practice group
- Medical testing lab
- Physician office
Whichever facility employee caused your injuries, the medical facility where you received care could be held liable. These facilities are obligated to administer regular procedures and supervision to prevent causing harm to patients.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Levittown, call 516-932-0400
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice by Law?
Medical malpractice involves any of the following medical errors:
- Missed diagnoses
- Delayed diagnoses
- Diagnostic errors
- Surgical errors
- Improper treatment
- Avoidable childbirth injuries
- Medication errors
- Harmful medication interactions
- Secondary infections
- Failure to provide treatment
- Failure to advise of risks
Since 1991, our legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., has been helping victims of malpractice collect compensation.
A medical malpractice lawyer from our team will investigate your case and obtain evidence to prove liability for your injuries and other damages. We will fight to resolve your case in Levittown as quickly as possible to recover compensation for you.
Proving Medical Malpractice
To legally establish medical malpractice, we must prove that the following four statements accurately describe your case:
- The healthcare provider or facility had a duty to provide you with a reasonably competent level of care.
- The provider or facility was negligent in this duty.
- The provider or facility’s negligence led directly to your injury.
- The injury directly or indirectly cost you money and caused you significant physical and emotional distress
If any one of these statements is untrue or cannot be proven, an injured patient may not have a medical malpractice case.
What Does Not Constitute Medical Malpractice?
A patient might have suffered a medical injury or a poor medical outcome that negatively impacted their life, but if their healthcare provider provided treatment that was consistent with the generally accepted standard of care indicated for their condition as it was presented, there is a strong chance that the healthcare provider did not commit malpractice and do not owe damages.
For example, the following scenarios do not necessarily qualify as medical malpractice:
- A treatment or medication fails to work as hoped.
- A child is born with a physical or intellectual disability.
- A doctor is unable to save an organ or limb and must remove it.
- A doctor makes a mistake but is able to correct it immediately without your suffering any injury.
- You suffer adverse side effects from treatment after the doctor warned you that those side effects could occur and you provided informed consent to undergo the treatment
- A condition is chronic or terminal, and there is no way for the doctor to treat it effectively.
It is often difficult for a patient to figure out if they are the victim of malpractice. They are already dealing with painful injuries, trying to manage follow-up care, and adjusting to their new reality. Instead of going it alone, the team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., would be honored to analyze and file your case for you.
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Our Team Will Investigate Your Case to Establish Who Is Assigned Liability
Our legal team will investigate your case and uncover the evidence we need to prove liability for your injuries. This process requires demonstrating the specific ways the practitioner or facility failed to provide good and accepted care as per the legal standard.
To demonstrate that the medical practitioner in question committed malpractice, we will carefully analyze information and potential evidence from a variety of sources, such as:
- Your personal testimony
- Important witnesses, such as family and friends, or other employees at the same facility where the alleged malpractice occurred
- Medical records
- The practitioner’s or facility’s history, including any prior complaints made against them
- Expert opinions from other medical professionals
Expert opinions and testimony are vitally important for proving liability. We call on experts who have appropriate qualifications to help us make a strong and persuasive case on a client’s behalf. These experts could include:
- Medical experts
- Life care planners
- Vocational rehabilitation specialists
The type(s) of expert(s) we decide to call in depends on the specifics of your case.
We Will Review Your Medical Malpractice Case to Calculate Your Damages
Our legal team will identify physical, emotional, and economic damages you sustained as a result of medical malpractice, then document your damages to establish the value of your case.
Below are some factors we will consider when calculating your damages.
We Will First Assess Your Current Damages
Your current damages will be a starting point to assess how much compensation you should demand. For example, you could recover compensation for the following types of damages:
- Medical testing and treatment costs
- Hospital and surgical costs
- Prescription medication costs
- In-home and residential care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering
If you suffered other types of damages not listed here, we will review those losses and see if they should be added to your compensation demands. This is one of the ways we tailor the legal representation we provide to custom fit your unique, individual circumstances.
We Will Also Consider Future Damages You Might Endure
For injuries that require additional treatment or long-term care, you might be entitled to additional damages that include:
- Future medical treatment and care costs
- Diminished quality of life
- Future income and benefits loss
- Diminished earning capacity
- Permanent injury or disability
- Disfigurement and scarring
Calculating future damages into your compensation total is essential to avoid the risk of having no money to cover sudden related damages later on. Once you settle or resolve your case in court, you will not be able to collect additional compensation, so we make certain to factor in all damages that you are likely to suffer after the case has been finalized.
Other Damages Available to You if You Lost a Loved One
If you lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, please accept our heartfelt condolences. Our legal team is ready and able to represent you in a wrongful death action. These types of cases allow you to request other damages, such as:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of consortium (the special types of damages, recognized by law, that a person experiences when their spouse has suffered a wrongful death or has been seriously injured by another’s carelessness)
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of financial support
If your loved one never got the chance to file suit on their own behalf, you should also include certain types of personal injury damages in your case, such as medical expenses or diminished quality of life.
We understand you and your family are undergoing emotional distress while dealing with the loss of your loved one, so we want to offer our assistance by managing your case. This will give you more time to grieve your loss and begin rebuilding your life.
How Much You Can Collect in Damages
Everyone’s case is different, so we will have to investigate your case before presenting you with an estimated value of your injuries. In past medical malpractice cases, our team has made numerous successful recoveries for medical malpractice victims or their surviving family members. These case outcomes included the following:
- $8.05 million after a birth injury resulted in cerebral palsy
- $750,000 after a wrongful death resulted from routine surgery
- $750,000 after a wrongful death resulted from childbirth
With each case, our goal is to find out exactly how much our client needs to support themselves and rebuild their lives. Then, we pursue that amount from the liable party’s insurance company by seeking either a pretrial settlement or a jury award.
You Must Act Promptly to Submit Your Medical Malpractice Case on Time
According to New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214-A, you have a limited time to take legal action after a medical malpractice injury. Under certain circumstances, shorter statutes of limitation may apply. There are also additional procedural case deadlines and practical time-sensitive issues (such as obtaining surveillance and dashcam video and witness statements) to consider.
If you fail to act within any of the prescribed time limits, you lose your right to recover compensation for your damages. We make sure to meet every deadline in a timely and technically accurate manner, relieving you of the stress and burden.
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How Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Will Fight for Your Damages
We provide comprehensive legal representation tailored to your needs and the details of the case. As your legal team, we will:
- Keep you updated on your medical malpractice case: We communicate with you throughout the entirety of the case, providing answers to any questions and updates about important developments and milestones.
- Prove liability for medical malpractice: Once we identify the party or parties who caused your injuries, we use our resources to establish their liability for your damages.
- Handle every detail of the case: We communicate with all parties on your behalf and handle all aspects of the legal process. This frees you to focus on your medical treatment, recovery, and getting your life back to normal.
- Investigate and document the case: When you select the injury attorneys at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., to handle your medical malpractice case in Levittown, we begin by investigating the circumstances of your injuries. We obtain the evidence and documentation necessary to build a strong case for you.
- Calculate your recoverable damages: Our legal team identifies all economic and non-economic damages you suffered as a result of medical malpractice. We document your damages to determine the value of the injuries you sustained.
As compassionate advocates for the injured, our legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., wants to help you resolve your case as quickly as possible. We understand how challenging these situations are, and we will fight to recover compensation for your medical malpractice injuries and other damages.
Get a Complimentary Case Review During Your Consultation With Our Law Firm
Before you make any decisions or give a statement to the practitioner’s insurance company, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., to learn more about your options. We will work tirelessly to get you the resources you need and resolve the case as soon as possible. Our medical malpractice lawyers serving Levittown are committed to helping you obtain justice and a positive outcome.
In addition to English, our staff is prepared to assist you in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada. Call us now for a free case evaluation.