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Medical Malpractice Claims in NYC
When we seek medical treatment, we assume the tests performed and treatment will lead to improved health. However, medical errors and negligence health care professionals can cause significant injury and even death. If you have suffered because of these circumstances, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP today to explore your legal options for compensation.
What is a Medical Malpractice Claim?
A medical malpractice claim can be filed for a range of errors or a failure to provide the accepted standard of care. Some of the most common medical malpractice cases involve:
- Delay in diagnosis
- Surgical error
- Prescription errors
- Medication errors
- Pregnancy and childbirth errors leading to injury
When a doctor misdiagnoses an illness or condition it will result in the wrong treatment, as the actual medical problem worsens. Misdiagnosis of cancer, heart attack, or other serious condition may result in death, in which case specific family members can file a wrongful death claim due to medical negligence.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Errors in surgery can cause life-altering repercussions. Some surgical errors that could warrant filing a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit. Our law firm is equipped to handle every type of surgical error, including:
- Organ puncture or perforation, including bowel perforation
- Spinal cord injuries in surgery
- Failed cataract surgery
- Gastric bypass malpractice
- Nerve injury during surgery
- Contra-indicated or unnecessary surgeries
- Surgery performed incorrectly
- Failure in surgical planning leading to complications
- Medication errors
- An incision in the wrong location
- Surgical items left within the body after surgery
- Surgery on the wrong body part
- A surgical procedure performed on the wrong patient
- Hospital-borne infections
Failure to Diagnose
When doctors fail to diagnose cancer, heart attacks or other life-threatening illnesses, people lose the valuable time they need to fight the disease. We represent clients who have suffered additional injury or death due to this failure.
- Delayed diagnosis of cancer, including breast cancer misdiagnosis
- Failure to diagnose ovarian cancer
- Medical or doctor misdiagnosis
- Failure to diagnose and prevent a heart attack
- Failure to properly read X-rays or mammograms
- Negligent treatment of diabetes
- Pediatric misdiagnosis
Birth injuries can prevent a child from ever reaching his or her potential in life. Our law firm will help you and your child get the financial compensation necessary to live as complete a life as possible. We serve children and injured mothers in the full range of situations, including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Brain injuries from birth, many of which are caused by oxygen deficiency in labor and delivery
- Excessive newborn jaundice
- Obstetric negligence
- Labor and delivery negligence
- Cesarean section injuries
- Improper use of forceps
- Failure to recognize fetal distress
- Failure to recognize pregnancy-induced hypertension
- Uterine rupture
- Failure to recognize and treat infant seizures
- Improper or inadequate resuscitation at birth
- Failure to manage toxemia and pre-eclampsia
- Meconium aspiration
- Low amniotic fluid
- Undetected sonographic abnormalities
Pharmacists, physicians and others involved in dispensing and providing medication must take great care in their duties. When these parties fail, the results can be catastrophic.
- Prescription drug malpractice
- Failure to properly administer medication
Whenever a patient “goes under” in surgery, it is vital that anesthesiologists and other professionals closely monitor the patient. The failure to do so can result in significant harm. Our lawyers hold these negligent medical professionals accountable for their failures.
- Spinal anesthesia errors and nerve damage
- Allergic reactions to local anesthetic
- Failure to monitor vital signs
- Cardiac arrest
- Anaphylactic shock
- Insufficient anesthesia
Hospitals owe a duty to every patient who presents for their care. When hospitals do not live up to that responsibility, patients are the ones to suffer. All too often, patients suffer infections or other serious injury due to hospital neglect. Our law firm takes on these facilities for their negligence.
For certain illnesses and conditions, a delay in diagnosis can be fatal. Failing to quickly and correctly diagnose a patient who is suffering from the symptoms of a heart attack can be fatal – but it happens. Doctors are humans and they make mistakes. In an emergency room situation, the stress is high, and a doctor may fail to order the appropriate tests or could send a patient who is in dire need of medical intervention home to rest. A delayed cancer diagnosis will allow cancer to advance to a point where it may be impossible to treat.
Medical Malpractice and Negligence
Various healthcare professionals may commit an act of negligence in treating a condition, including pediatricians, oncologists, orthopedic specialists, general surgeons, or others. Others who may prescribe, administer, or dispense medications may have made an error, such as nurses, anesthesiologists or pharmacy technicians who dispense or administer medications could be to blame for a serious medical error that causes serious harm to a patient.
The first step in our process at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP is to identify what went wrong, and who was responsible. In some cases, a hospital may have failed in the duty to maintain a high level of sanitation, resulting in a serious or deadly hospital-borne infection or other health risks.
The harms to patients due under hospital care are reported at the lower limits to be in the range of between 210,000 and 400,000 preventable deaths per year – a problem of epidemic proportions. This number does not include those who survived the error but are living with the consequences of the error.
Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in New York
Filing a medical malpractice case in New York requires a deep understanding of the claims process, including the ability to thoroughly investigate the claim to prove negligence was a factor. If you were a victim of medical malpractice, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP today to discuss your case. Our team of trial lawyers has the knowledge, skill, and experience to ensure you receive maximum compensation for any damages incurred from acts of medical malpractice. Schedule a consultation today – the initial meeting is free, and we don’t charge any fees unless we win your case.
Prepared To Bring Local NYC Hospitals To Justice
Our law firm takes on claims against facilities such as:
- Jacobi Medical Center
- Harlem Hospital Center
- Metropolitan Hospital Center
- Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
- Mount Sinai
- St. Luke’s Roosevelt
- Brooklyn Hospital
- Bronx Lebanon
- North Central Bronx
- Coney Island
- Catholic Medical Centers
Contact Our New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys For Experienced Counsel
Call (212) 697-9280 or send a message online to our New York medical malpractice attorneys to schedule your free initial case evaluation. We do not charge attorneys’ fees in medical neglect cases unless we are successful in your case.
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