New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Duffy & Duffy
Our NY medical malpractice law firm has represented clients in a variety of medical malpractice cases and our staff is highly experienced in handling various forms of medical negligence litigation, including those listed below.
- Birth injuries
At Duffy & Duffy we see these types of cases arising out of a problem which took place during labor and delivery, when what should have been a joyous occasion for the family turned into a nightmare. Our NY medical malpractice lawyers handle cases of Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy and Hypoxia and majority of these come out of some type of trauma caused at birth. Some take place when the baby was too large and the physician failed to perform a timely c-section, while others occur when the doctor did not timely respond to the pressure of the umbilical cord on the infant’s neck, causing infant to be deprived of oxygen and suffer brain damage. What unites all birth injury litigation is lack of proper fetal monitoring by the negligent doctor, and resultant fetal distress causing serious injury to the newborn.
- Failure to diagnose breast cancer
Our NY medical malpractice law firm of Duffy & Duffy sees a large number of female clients whose doctor or radiologist failed to timely diagnose breast cancer. Unfortunately, this delay may lead to women not getting proper treatment and when they come to us, in some cases, there is no longer a chance for a cure and recovery. Some clients tell us that even though they complained of feeling the lump; the doctor assured them that it was simply a cyst. For others, the mammograms were ruled unnecessary because they were young and had no family history of breast cancer. Our New York medical malpractice lawyers work hard to prove that if the breast cancer was diagnosed earlier, their client would have a better chance of survival and fight for the compensation the woman and her family deserves due to this gross error by her doctor.
- Surgical Errors
While a surgeon cannot guarantee a good result in every surgery and some instances of bad outcome do not always equal malpractice, at Duffy & Duffy we have seen cases of gross omissions by surgeons during operations, where the fault lies solely with them. These include surgeons operating on the wrong organ or part of the body, damaging nerves and perforating arteries during minor procedures, leaving surgical instruments inside the patient, such as sponges and gloves, and finally amputating the wrong leg or arm. These regrettable and inexcusable errors leave patients worse off than when they came for the operation, and in some cases disable them for life. New York medical malpractice lawyers at our firm have the experience and expertise to go after these careless and negligent doctors and recover damages for their clients.
Call us today at 516-394-4200 to discuss your medical malpractice matter and we will do our best to help you.