White Plains Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Negligence is the failure to provide the correct amount of care, resulting in harm to another person. When a medical professional is negligent in providing patient care, it is called medical malpractice. If you believe you are a victim of medical malpractice, contact the White Plains medical malpractice lawyers at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP for a free consultation. We will explain your rights, listen to your story, and help you fight for justice.
Why You Should Choose Us
- We have highly experienced attorneys in the practice areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death.
- We use selectivity in the cases we choose, combined with nationally recognized experts, to obtain the best results possible for our clients.
- We devote ourselves to finding solutions for our clients so they can expedite the claims process, maximize their recovery and move forward.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs any time a doctor-patient relationship exists, and the doctor is negligent in fulfilling his or her duties of care, resulting in a patient injury and specific damages. Many examples of medical negligence or malpractice exist in White Plains, and Fiedler Deutsch, LLP accepts a wide range.
Some examples of medical malpractice cases include:
- Surgical and anesthesia errors
- Delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat
- Medication mistakes
- Birth injuries
- Medical product liability
- Poor patient care
After any type of incident with your doctor that results in a worsened prognosis, consider whether you could be the victim of medical malpractice. Ask yourself if a reasonable and prudent doctor would have done the same thing as your doctor. If not, your doctor may be guilty of malpractice. Any type of health care worker could be guilty of medical negligence, including a primary care physician, specialist, surgeon, chiropractor, massage therapist, dentist and anesthesiologist.
Liability for Medical Malpractice in New York
In many medical malpractice cases, the hospital can be held responsible for the misconduct of its doctor. Under vicarious liability, the employer will have to answer for the negligence of its on-duty workers. If the doctor was an independent contractor, however, and not an employee, you may have to hold the individual doctor responsible instead. A White Plains personal injury lawyer from Fiedler Deutsch, LLP can help you analyze your case and understand who may be responsible for your damages.
What Is the Statute of Limitations?
The State of New York has a statute of limitations that limits your right to file to a maximum of two and a half years. The clock will start ticking on the date of the malpractice or from the last date that you treated with the doctor in question. There is an exception if your injury is from a foreign object left inside of your body during surgery. In this case, you have one year from the date of discovery to file. If your treatment occurred at Westchester Medical Center you may have to file a notice of claim within ninety days of your incident.
If the courts believe a reasonable person would have discovered his or her injuries sooner than you did, you may have a shorter amount of time to file. It is critical to speak to an attorney as soon as possible if you suspect medical negligence is the cause of your injury. Otherwise, you may miss your deadline and lose the right to file.
Contact Our White Plains Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
The right attorney for your medical malpractice claim makes all the difference in obtaining fair compensation from the liable party. It would also allow you to focus on healing from your injury or illness, rather than spending all your time and energy on a legal claim. Work with attorneys from Fiedler Deutsch, LLP to bring a health care provider or hospital to justice and receive maximum compensation for your losses or a loved one’s death. Request your free consultation at (914) 993-0393, or contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP online to speak with one of our attorneys in White Plains, New York. We are here for you.