Medical malpractice lawyers help people who are injured by doctors and other medical practitioners’ negligent acts. More specifically, the American Bar Association defines medical malpractice as “negligence committed by a professional health-care provider—a doctor, a nurse, a dentist, a technician, a hospital, or a nursing facility—whose performance of duties departs from a standard of practice of those with similar training and experience, resulting in harm to a patient.” The professional Long Island medical malpractice lawyers of Duffy and Duffy are well equipped to help you evaluate and, if feasible, pursue your medical malpractice case in Long Island, Nassau County and New York State.
Most medical malpractice cases in Long Island are against medical doctors who fail to use “reasonable care,” meaning that they fail to follow the standard protocols for their medical specialty. Although the media likes to decry medical malpractice lawyers as damaging the medical community with mega jury awards, these are rare and are only awarded against negligent doctors who cause extreme harm. Oftentimes, these awards are reduced by the trial judge or appellate court. The reality is that judgments are awarded to make clients whole after they suffer harm (damages) by negligent medical practitioners.
Get Answers from the Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Duffy & Duffy
You can receive financial compensation for injuries caused by a negligent doctor. If you have suffered as a result of their fault, those responsible are legally obligated to compensate you for out of pocket expenses such as medical bills, loss of earnings and potentially other damages, such as the pain and suffering inflicted upon you.
Here are examples of just a few of the type so medical malpractice cases we see at Duffy & Duffy:
- Giving anesthesia to patient who has known allergy to such anesthesia, which can result in death
- Running out of oxygen during surgery, which can result in brain damage or death
- Angiography administered improperly, which can result in brain damage or death
- Delayed Cesarean section, leading to a range of injuries to the baby, including permanent brain damage
- Preventable drug reactions, where a patient can lose organ function, suffer a heart attack, stroke, brain damage or death.
Over the last decade, the attorneys at Duffy & Duffy have recovered more than $400 million for our clients. While our prior successes do not guarantee future results, Duffy & Duffy has the experience to represent you professionally and compassionately.
Call our Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today for a Free Consultation
If you think you have a valid medical malpractice case, call Duffy & Duffy to speak with one of our experienced Long Island medical malpractice lawyers. Tell us what happened to you, being as specific as possible. Explain your illness or injury and the surrounding circumstances.
Our medical malpractice lawyers are well equipped to gently walk you through your case evaluation. We will explain either why you have a medical malpractice case or why you do not. This evaluation is always free. There is no charge or obligation for you to hire our firm. However, to recover, you must assert your rights to receive financial compensation for your injuries.
Call Duffy & Duffy’s Long Island medical malpractice lawyers now at 800-294-6190 to discuss your case.