If your medical condition worsened or you suffered injuries because of a healthcare professional’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 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.
In This Article
- Let Us Handle Your Long Island Medical Malpractice Case from Start to Finish
- Benefits of Choosing Our Firm Above Others
- Recoverable Damages in a Long Island Medical Malpractice Case
- Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
- Act Now or Risk Recovering Nothing
- Talk to Us About Working with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
Let Us Handle Your Long Island Medical Malpractice Case from Start to Finish
At our firm, we want you to focus on getting better. To this end, our attorneys and legal staff work with clients to ensure they are able to focus on their treatment and health throughout the claims process. We are able to handle claims and manage cases from beginning to end, giving our clients peace of mind that their financial recovery is in good hands.
If you enlist our help, one of our injury lawyers will see to it that the following is done for you:
Investigating Your Case
Medical malpractice cases are complex and require in-depth investigations. We will make certain that every relevant aspect of your medical care is examined to determine how your injuries occurred and whether the doctor (or another party) is liable for your damages. We know the types of evidence we are looking for and where to find support for our clients’ claims.
Our firm has been fighting for injury victims since 1991, and this 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 make sure you are kept 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, text, or email us, and we will provide answers. Our team is standing by around the clock to address your questions and concerns.
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 could 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
- Statements from witnesses
- Your medical records and bills
- The medical provider’s history, which could include previous complaints or malpractice cases
Our team will also consult expert witnesses who may testify about how and why your injuries occurred. For example, a medical expert witness may testify that you received inadequate treatment.
Without this testimony, it is usually impossible to move forward with a viable claim or lawsuit. An expert opinion about accepted medical practices is crucial in these cases.
They could 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 and we utilize their services when called for.
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, calculating damages unrelated to finances is often complex. . In addition, many medical malpractice injuries require ongoing and future treatment and care––some of which are expensive – and these must be included in the amount sought to be recovered too.
It can be easy for a person who does not work with medical malpractice claims to accidentally leave out recoverable damages when dealing with the aftermath of medical malpractice. Not only are they unfamiliar with this process, but they are also often distracted by all the challenges the injury has created in their life. This is why we recommend meeting with our team for a free, no-obligation case review and consultation. We will answer your questions, address your concerns and you can rest assured, when we handle your case, we will put an appropriate value on your claim.
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 potentially recoverable damages, including those you may have missed on your own. We will then employ various methods to estimate your case’s overall value.
Building a Compelling Medical Malpractice Case
We develop strong arguments to support our clients, whether we are negotiating for an appropriate settlement or presenting evidence in a civil trial. 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 their duty to you by failing to render their field’s accepted standard of care.
- The negligent party’s actions or inactions 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 do this:
- We offer complimentary case assessments so you could learn about your case and our services before hiring us.
- Our multilingual staff assists clients in English, Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and 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 only charge our attorney’s fees at the conclusion of your case 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.
- We handle all aspects of your claim so you could focus fully on your physical recovery.
Our team wants to empower you to seek compensation for the damages a negligent healthcare worker or facility caused you. We believe factors like language and economic barriers should never keep you from the financial recovery you deserve.
Our team strives to serve those who need us most. If you suffered injuries because of medical malpractice in New York City, on Long Island, or in another nearby area, we are here for you.
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 R.: “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 made me and my concerns a priority.”
- From Cathy E.: “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.”
We will also discuss our experience with similar cases and our recent case results with you during your initial consultation if you are interested. This will allow you to understand how we served clients in very similar circumstances and the outcomes we got for them.
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Recoverable Damages in a Long Island Medical Malpractice Case
If a doctor or another medical care provider acted negligently, and you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result, you deserve compensation for your financial, physical, and emotional damages.
Some recoverable damages in a medical malpractice case could 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 could require additional treatment, which only adds to your medical bills.
Recoverable medical expenses in a medical malpractice case could 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 and Diminished 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, and many people miss significant time at the office when they suffer harm.
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 could also qualify to recover any benefits, pensions, and 401(k) contributions you lost.
Loss of Services
If you had to hire help to complete certain tasks (e.g., yard work, housekeeping, childcare, etc.), these expenses could also be recoverable. Our team will help you document these expenses.
Pain and Suffering
In addition to preventable physical pain, 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 lawyers handle on Long Island:
- Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis
- 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
We also represent families in birth injury cases. If your child suffered injuries during gestation, labor, delivery, or their first month of life, we are here for you. Our birth injury cases include:
- Shoulder dystocia
- Brain damage
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Bell’s palsy
- Spinal cord injuries
If your loved one passed away because of medical malpractice, please accept our heartfelt condolences. 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. Depending upon the specific circumstances of your case, other and potentially shorter time limits may apply. 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 your filing window is another challenging aspect of medical malpractice cases. Specific circumstances may lengthen or shorten the amount of time you have. Protect your right to compensation by acting quickly. We recommend calling as soon as you discover malpractice occurred or if you believe it might be a possibility.
Our team will help you identify the precise deadline in your case and work to build a strong lawsuit in the meantime. If we represent you, we will ensure we meet the applicable deadlines as long as we learn about your case in a timely manner.
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 could meet wherever it’s most convenient for you.