When a health care provider, medical practitioner, or healthcare facility acts in a way that causes you to suffer an injury or makes an existing condition worse than it was, you are entitled to take legal action against this party.
A well-prepared and documented claim aims to result in the recovery of all your medical expenses, lost income, and other economic damages, as well as less quantifiable losses, like pain and suffering.
If the actions of a medical practitioner or facility caused you to suffer an injury or worsened an existing condition, an Oceanside medical malpractice lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. can fight for your right to recover damages under NY § 1411. Call us today for a free consultation: (516) 932-0400.
In This Article
- Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Accept
- Types of Medical Practitioners Who Commit Medical Malpractice
- When Facilities Are to Blame for Your Injury
- Researching and Investigating Your Medical Malpractice Case
- Meeting the Requirements for Medical Malpractice
- Calculating Recoverable Damages for Your Oceanside Medical Malpractice Case
- Statute of Limitations and Other Technical Case Requirements
- An Oceanside Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help You
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Accept
At any point during the course of medical treatment or a medical procedure, a practitioner can fail to meet the generally accepted standards of medical practice. Within the medical profession, such a failure may constitute negligence, and if it causes a patient to suffer an injury, or it worsens an existing condition, the practitioner can be held liable for damages.
Many types of medical mistakes can happen, and our firm accepts all such cases, including:
- Surgical errors
- Birth injuries
- Failure to prevent secondary infection
- Medication mistakes
- Failure to advise the patient of risks associated with treatment
- Failure to treat a patient
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to diagnose in a timely manner
- Diagnostic errors
- Obstetrics mistakes
If you experienced any of the above medical mistakes, and it caused or exacerbated an injury, you have the right to pursue compensation, and our firm is ready to handle your case. Call us today at (516) 932-0400.
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Types of Medical Practitioners Who Commit Medical Malpractice
For any given patient, a multitude of healthcare professionals may be involved in their treatment. At any juncture of these complex webs, a mistake can occur that can either directly harm the patient or send a rippling effect throughout the web to create catastrophic problems with diagnoses or treatment.
Negligence can occur out of ineptitude, lack of skill, or sheer carelessness, and it can occur at the hands of anyone involved in a patient’s care, including:
- Lab technicians
- Nurse practitioners
- Oral surgeons
The legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will explore the roles, behaviors, and actions of everyone who touched your medical care. When we identify the at-fault party, we will work aggressively to establish their negligence and liability.
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When Facilities Are to Blame for Your Injury
Sometimes a medical facility, like a hospital or treatment center, plays a role in the medical mistake that caused your injury. It is not uncommon for any of the following types of facilities to be held legally liable for the damages a patient suffers from such an error:
- Testing labs
- Urgent care centers
- Surgery facilities
- Nursing homes and long-term care facilities
Our Oceanside medical malpractice lawyers will investigate what role, if any, a facility played in your injury, then we will work through the paces to ensure the relevant parties pay for your losses.
Researching and Investigating Your Medical Malpractice Case
With 25 years representing the injured people of Long Island, the legal team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P knows the intricacies of the medical care industry. We know where to look for evidence to connect the liable party(s) to your injuries.
Some of the places we will search for such evidence include:
- Your medical records
- Professional history of each medical practitioner
- Witness accounts
- Medical facility history
- Professional opinions from medical experts
Our goal as we gather evidence is to form an airtight case that establishes the party(s) at fault for your injury.
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Meeting the Requirements for Medical Malpractice
Upon identifying the at-fault party or parties, we will proceed to establish the core elements of a medical malpractice case. This effort will include proving the following:
- Duty – The defendant owed you the duty of care inherent in a healthcare practitioner-patient relationship.
- Breach of Duty – The medical provider failed to fulfill this duty of care by failing to provide the level of care or skill that another medical practitioner within the same area of practice or specialty would have provided in a similar situation (expert testimony will be required here).
- Damage – You suffered physical or emotional injury, whether it be a new condition or the worsening of an existing condition.
- Causation – The injury you sustained is the result of the defendant’s breach of duty (again, we will tap into opinions provided by experts to meet this burden of proof).
Calculating Recoverable Damages for Your Oceanside Medical Malpractice Case
The evidence we gathered during our investigation will also serve to support our claim for damages—all the ways in which you experienced economic or noneconomic loss from this case of medical malpractice.
Each medical malpractice case is different, but some types of damages that are commonly associated with this type of case include:
- Medical expenses
- Doctor and surgeon fees
- Prescription medicines
- Home health care
- Lost income and benefits
- Home modifications
- Assistive mobility devices
- Diminished quality of life
- Pain and suffering
If you lost a loved one due to medical malpractice, we are very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are entitled to pursue a wrongful death action and that our firm can represent you in this matter, fighting aggressively to get you the compensation you are entitled to and the justice your departed loved one deserves. Call us today at (516) 932-0400.
Statute of Limitations and Other Technical Case Requirements
The state of New York’s statute of limitations under NY § 214 restricts the amount of time you have to take legal action in your medical malpractice case. Furthermore, claims and litigation are governed by other rules that also impose time deadlines and other technical requirements for the manner in which various instruments and other case components are served, filed and presented Your medical malpractice lawyer will stay on top of all these important details to ensure your case moves smoothly through the legal process with the best results for you. It is important to keep in mind, the sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
An Oceanside Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help You
Let a member of the Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. legal team represent you in your medical malpractice case. We will work aggressively to get you the compensation you deserve.
Call us today for a free case review and consultation: (516) 932-0400.