According to recent patient-safety research by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, medical errors are currently the third leading cause of death in the United States. These errors cause 251,000 deaths each year, more than accidents, Alzheimer’s disease, respiratory disease, and stroke.
Analysis of studies by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Health and Human Services Department equates that there are nearly 700 deaths each day as a result of medical errors – roughly 9.5% of all deaths that occur each year in the US.
Common Questions about Medical Malpractice in New York
Q: Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit if I have signed a consent form?
A: A signed consent form does not mean that doctors are relieved of their responsibility to provide their patients with an acceptable standard of care. Your claim’s success to recover damages depends largely on whether or not you can prove that your injuries were caused by the doctor’s negligence.
Therefore, you should not be deterred from pursuing a claim against them if you gave your consent to a treatment suggested by your doctor. Keep in mind that they are still liable for any subsequent mistakes and/or errors in judgment due to carelessness if it resulted in your injuries.
Q: Why do I need an attorney if I have already received a settlement offer?
A: Health insurance companies that have made payments for medical bills are able to place liens on any amount of settlement you may receive. It is important to have a medical malpractice lawyer to negotiate with the insurance provider to make sure that you receive fair compensation and the compensation amount you are likely to receive after satisfying all liens has been calculated properly.
You should remember that hospital claims adjusters will try their best to settle for the least amount possible. If you are represented by an attorney, you are more likely to receive a larger amount in damages.
Q: How do I know if medical malpractice was the cause of my condition?
A: It can be difficult to know for certain if a patient’s condition was caused by medical malpractice in New York. Even if you consult with another doctor, there is no guarantee that you will get a definite answer. To find out, the best thing you can do is find a qualified medical malpractice attorney to help you investigate your case for instances of negligence.
Your attorney can review the circumstances leading to your illness and/or injury and more accurately determine whether or not your case is valid.
RMFW Law Knows Medical Malpractice and Our Track Record Proves This
If you or a loved one has been injured or harmed in any way due to medical malpractice in New York, you should immediately seek the help of a medical malpractice legal professional. You can find out if you have a valid case and make sure that your rights are protected.
Your attorney will make sure that you are treated fairly and receive the maximum compensation you are entitled to by law by taking the best course of action for your case. Call up one of the intuitive and reliable legal representatives at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, of RMFW Law Firm. Call us at 212 697 9280 for a free appointment to discuss the details of your case.
The first meeting is free. In fact, you do not pay us anything until and if only we win. We keep you informed every step of the way. RMFW Law has become one of the top law firms in this city and we know how the system works.
You do not have a case until a medical expert says so. Do not worry, RMFW Law knows plenty of medical experts and we will submit your case to them. If your case is viable, if we find that medical expert that agrees with your claim, we will take your case and work hard so you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Call RMFW Law today!