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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 a White Plains medical malpractice lawyer at Fiedler Deutsch, LLP for a free consultation or call us at (914)-993-0393.

Feel free to fill out our online contact form or call us directly. We will explain your rights, listen to your story, and provide you representation in your fight for justice.

Why Choose Fiedler Deutsch, LLP?

When looking for a medical malpractice lawyer, it’s not an easy decision. Although Fiedler Deutsch, LLP is a personal injury law firm, we devote a majority of our time toward medical malpractice cases, and most other injury law firms don’t take on these types of cases.

Medical malpractice claims are extremely challenging to win. Doctors, hospitals, and other medical professionals have powerful insurance companies and teams of lawyers who will fight vigorously to defend them. 

Fortunately, our team has more than 50 years of experience working on medical malpractice cases and we have secured some of the highest Westchester County medical malpractice verdicts ranging from $4 million to $9 million in the last few years.

With our approach to medical malpractice cases, we are selective with the cases we choose. Our dedication to these cases, combined with nationally recognized experts we hire will help you obtain the best possible outcome.

We devote ourselves to finding solutions for our clients so they can expedite the claims process, maximize their recovery and move forward.

White Plains Medical Malpractice Legal Resources

What Is Medical Malpractice

Liability for Medical Malpractice

The Statute of Limitations In New York

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What Is Medical Malpractice?

People end up in the hospital for an infinite amount of reasons. Kids, adults, and elders (many due to nursing home abuse in White Plains).

Medical malpractice occurs any time a doctor-patient relationship exists, and the medical professional 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 issues include:

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 case 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 our Westchester County personal injury 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 us to speak with one of our medical malpractice attorneys in White Plains, New York. We are here for you during this difficult time.