Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management. If you believe that you have been injured as a result of medical care that you have received, our attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP are here to help. We are highly qualified and have years of experience successfully representing clients in medical malpractice cases. Contact us at (914) 993-0393 for a free consultation.
What Makes Us Unique as Lawyers?
- We have developed a reputation for excellence throughout New York, with medical malpractice defense lawyers and judges alike.
- We have access to the best medical experts in every specialty that other firms don’t.
- We are always available to you to discuss your case.
- We have more than 50 years of combined experience with medical malpractice cases.
- We respect you, your needs, and your unique medical injury case.
- We bring a sense of urgency to every case we litigate – maximizing recovery as quickly as possible.
- We have successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is the legal term for wrongdoing by a party in the medical field. If any professional healthcare provider, including a doctor, surgeon, nurse, physicians assistant, chiropractor or members of the hospital itself, breaches the standards of care to a patient and causes the patient to suffer an injury, malpractice has occurred.
What Are New York’s Medical Malpractice Laws?
You must bring a medical malpractice claim in New York within 30 months (2.5 years) from the date of the malpractice, or if you continued to treat with the same doctor or hospital then 2.5 years from the date of the last treatment. It is critical to abide by these deadline laws, otherwise, you will not be permitted to bring a case in court in New York. Further, some hospitals like Westchester Medical Center require certain notices of claim to be filed within 90 day of the claimed malpractice.
Legal responsibility for medical malpractice will typically fall on the provider guilty of the negligent action or omission. If a doctor committed an error while rendering medical services, and this resulted in a patient’s injury or death, the doctor will be held liable. If the hospital employed the at-fault professional, during the time of the malpractice, the hospital or healthcare center may be liable as well. To recover compensation in New York, we will help you prove that the healthcare provider owed you a duty of care, failed to exercise that degree of care and skill expected, therefore, causing you or your loved one’s injury.
Examples of Medical Injuries
Medical malpractice is a broad legal term that can refer to many different examples of a healthcare provider’s negligent acts, omissions, carelessness, recklessness, and errors. Anyone in the healthcare industry can be guilty of this.
Some examples of medical malpractice include:
- Patient misdiagnosis
- Harmful delayed diagnosis
- Prescription errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
In most cases, you could be reimbursed for your economic losses, including all medical bills as well as noneconomic losses such as damages for your physical and emotional pain and suffering .
Do You Have a Medical Malpractice Case in New York? Find Out Today
Medical malpractice is a complex area of personal injury law. If you are a victim in New York contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP right away for a free consultation. It is important to hire an experienced attorney to represent you, and to help you receive the care and compensation you deserve and need. Call (914) 993-0393 or request a meeting online today.