If your medical condition worsened or you suffered injuries because of a doctor or facility’s negligence, we want to help you recover compensation. A medical malpractice lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. knows how to handle every aspect of the legal process on Long Island, from building a robust case of evidence to fighting for the compensation you and your family deserve.
A member of the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. team is ready to discuss your case and our services today. The initial consultation is always free, and we do not charge any fees for representation unless you win your case.
Let Us Handle Your Long Island Medical Malpractice Case From Start to Finish
At our firm, we want you to focus on getting better. If you enlist our help, one of our injury lawyers will handle the following for you:
Investigating Your Case
Medical malpractice cases are complex and require in-depth investigation. We will examine every aspect of your medical care to determine how your injuries occurred and whether the doctor is liable for your damages.
Our firm has been fighting for injury victims since 1991 and this depth of hands-on experience is applied in every case we handle. We work tirelessly to win the compensation our clients need and deserve.
Updating You on the Case and Answering Your Questions
We will keep you updated about the status of your medical malpractice case as changes occur. In doing so, we hope to make it easier for you to make informed, confident legal decisions. If you have questions, do not hesitate to call or email, and we will provide answers.
Identifying Liable Parties
Multiple parties could be liable for your injuries when medical malpractice occurs. We will investigate your case to identify all responsible parties, which may include:
Gather Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony to Prove Medical Malpractice
As we investigate what happened to cause or worsen your condition, we will obtain evidence to prove your case, such as:
- Photos of your injuries
- Your medical records and bills
- The medical provider’s history (may include previous complaints or malpractice cases)
Our team will also consult expert witnesses who can testify about how and why your injuries occurred. For example, the medical expert witness may testify that the care provider deviated from good and accepted practice and that you suffered damages as a result.
They may also testify about the long-term implications of your illness or injuries, which helps us establish your case’s value. Lifecare planners, economists, and vocational rehabilitation specialists could help strengthen your claim or lawsuit as well.
Calculate the Overall Value of Your Case
To collect compensation for medical malpractice, you must prove the value of the injuries, expenses, and losses you experienced as a result. While adding up expenses is generally straightforward, damages unrelated to finances require alternative and sometimes complex calculations.
It’s also easy to accidentally leave out recoverable damages when dealing with the aftermath of medical malpractice―especially if you are unfamiliar with this process.
We don’t want you to miss out on any compensation you qualify to recover, so our attorneys take the damage calculation process very seriously. When our team reviews your case, we will work to identify all the potentially recoverable damages, including those you may have missed on your own. We will then use one of the various methods to estimate the overall case value.
Building a Compelling Medical Malpractice Case
We use all the evidence we gather to build a persuasive case that proves the following:
- The medical professional or facility named in your case was responsible for your care.
- They violated the accepted medical practice.
- The negligent party’s actions or inaction caused you harm.
- You suffered illness, injury, and other damages.
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Benefits of Choosing Our Firm Above Others
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we provide compassionate, customized legal representation to every client. You have already been through enough – our goal is to make the financial recovery process as painless as possible. The following are a few examples of how we approach this:
- We offer complimentary case assessments so you can learn about your case and our services before hiring us.
- Our multilingual staff assists clients in English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, or Kannada. Let us know about your language preference when you call.
- There is no upfront fee to hire one of our medical malpractice lawyers. We charge attorney fees at the conclusion of a case and only if you receive a settlement or court award.
- We only take a predetermined percentage of your award as our fee, so you never pay anything out of pocket.
Our team wants to empower you to seek compensation for the damages someone caused you. We believe factors like language and economic barriers should never keep you from the financial recovery you deserve.
Reviews From Our Past Clients
Throughout the history of our firm, we have recovered over $250 million for our clients. In return, they’ve left glowing Google reviews that give you a glimpse at how it feels to work with us:
- From Judy Ragin: “Unlike many big firms where you never get to hear the voice or see the face of those behind the scenes, Friedman and Simon were always available and never too busy to listen, and make me and my concerns a priority.”
- From Cathy Elghamriny: “Professional, efficient and great to work with. I would, and have, recommended them to friends and family, and anyone that is looking for legal needs.”
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Recoverable Damages in a Long Island Medical Malpractice Case
You deserve compensation for your financial, physical, and emotional damages. Some recoverable damages in a medical malpractice case may include:
When you seek care from a medical professional, you expect them to make you feel your best, not worsen your condition or cause other illnesses or injuries. As a result of these circumstances, you may require additional treatment, which only adds to your medical bills.
Recoverable medical expenses in a medical malpractice case may include:
- Emergency care
- Surgical costs
- Extended hospitalization
- Long-term care
- Prescription medications
- Assistive devices
If you require long-term treatment or suffer permanent effects, we will seek compensation for your future care as well as your current medical bills.
Lost Wages & Earning Capacity
Medical malpractice could entitle you to compensation for any wages you lost because of your injuries. Time out of work affects your ability to provide for yourself and your family.
Likewise, if your injuries required you to work fewer hours, take a lesser paying job, or retire early, you deserve compensation for that loss of earning capacity. You may also qualify to recover for any benefits, pensions, and 401(k) contributions you lost.
Loss of Services
If you had to hire help to complete tasks you performed before your injury (e.g., yard work, housekeeping, childcare, etc.), these could also be recoverable.
Pain and Suffering
You could experience severe emotional and psychological harm due to your injuries or illness. If so, we will seek non-economic damages in your case, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality and enjoyment of life
Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
The following are a few types of medical malpractice cases our medical malpractice lawyers handle on Long Island:
- Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
- Birth injuries (e.g., failure to monitor a mother or baby during labor, failure to recognize fetal distress, failure to diagnose gestational diabetes, etc.)
- Anesthesia errors
- Wrong site surgery
- Wrong patient surgery
- Prescribing the wrong medication or wrong dosage
- Failing to check a patient’s medical history before filling a prescription
If your loved one died because of medical malpractice, you could pursue a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. Our firm handles wrongful death cases as well, and we would be honored to help your family navigate these challenging circumstances.
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Act now or Risk recovering Nothing
You have a limited time to take legal action for medical malpractice under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214-A. If you fail to act by the deadline, you may be unable to file a lawsuit at all, leaving you with no compensation for your damages.
Determining when the filing window begins, and ends is another aspect of medical malpractice cases that is not always straightforward. Specific circumstances may lengthen or shorten the amount of time you have. Protect your right to compensation by acting quickly. Our team will help you identify the precise deadline in your case and work to build a strong lawsuit in the meantime.
Talk to us About Working with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we are passionate advocates for the injured. We have spent over 30 years fighting on behalf of injured New Yorkers. We want to help you, too.
Reach out to learn more about the services our medical malpractice attorneys provide. We can meet you anywhere on Long Island or in the New York metropolitan area. Call us today.