Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorney
You trust your doctor to take proper care of you and adhere to the medical industry’s standards of patient treatment. While this trust is not misplaced in most cases, there are medical professionals who do not take their duties of care seriously. If you suffered a serious injury while at a hospital or health care center in Orange County, New York, you may be the victim of medical malpractice. Talk to our top personal injury lawyers at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP during a free consultation for support and guidance on next steps.
Why Hire Us?
- We ground our practice in relationships. Relationships with our clients, insurance companies, adversaries, judges and health care experts help us achieve optimal case outcomes.
- We have over five decades of combined legal experience. Our attorneys have the knowledge, education and experience to successfully handle your medical malpractice case.
- We bring a sense of urgency to the cases we litigate. Our attorneys invest in every client and case to make a real difference.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
New York’s definition of medical malpractice is when a health care professional fails to meet the accepted standards of care, resulting in harm to the patient. Any action or omission that falls outside of a practitioner’s duties of care to a patient could constitute medical malpractice. At Fiedler Deutsch, LLP, we help clients handle all types of medical negligence claims in Orange County. Some examples include:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Prescription or medication errors
- Failure to treat
- Lack of informed consent
- Surgical and anesthesia errors
- Pregnancy or birth injuries
- Medical product liability
Medical malpractice can cause serious patient injuries, infections, illnesses and deaths. Common injuries and damages from medical negligence include bone fractures, nerve damage, brain injuries, spine injuries, internal organ damage, hemorrhaging, infections, illnesses, infant injuries, medical expenses and wrongful death. Our attorneys have years of experience in this practice area and know how best to help seriously injured patients in New York.
New York’s Medical Malpractice Rules
Filing a medical malpractice claim in Orange County can hold a negligent health care practitioner responsible for his or her misconduct. This could push for necessary change in that hospital, protecting future patients. It could also bring you a sense of justice and closure as the victim of medical malpractice. You will have grounds to file a claim in New York if you have evidence that the practitioner owed you a duty of care as your doctor, breached this duty and caused your damages.
You must act quickly to file a malpractice claim to have a valid lawsuit. In New York, the statute of limitations gives you a maximum of 2.5 years to file this type of claim. This time frame runs from either the date of the alleged malpractice or from the last date that you treated with a particular physician. The exception is for cases involving objects left behind in patients’ bodies. In these instances, patients have one year from discovering the objects to file.
A successful medical malpractice claim in Orange County could help you in many ways. Having a voice in the civil justice system can bring you a sense of peace that allows you to finally move forward. Many patients also rely on malpractice claims to reimburse them for their related losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering damages, and emotional distress.
Contact Our Orange County Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If your experience with a doctor or health care center in Orange County, New York ended in a serious personal injury, find out if you have been the victim of medical malpractice. Consult with our local attorneys at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP at no cost or obligation to hire our law firm. Contact us online or call (914) 993-0393. We are here for you.