LI Lawyers of Duffy & Duffy

Our dedicated team of LI lawyers from Duffy & Duffy understand how difficult being a victim of medical malpractice or negligent can be. You may be contending with high emotions, medical bills, loss of work and more. Our office is committed to providing our clients professional and compassionate representation.

Medical Malpractice

Today the legal field abounds with medical malpractice lawyers, and sadly with good reason: Statistics from Medical News Today state that hospital deaths from preventable medical errors average 195,000 per year. However, not every instance of medical mistake merits damages from a medical malpractice lawsuit, and not every law firm is equipped to handle a medical malpractice case.

Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, medical personnel or hospital make a mistake during their care of a patient. The mistake can result from a particular action, or failure to act in an appropriate way. Some of the most common causes of action include failure to diagnose, or error in diagnosis. These types of errors can prove very serious and even fatal for the patient. In order to have a medical malpractice action the doctor or medical staff must have breached the requisite standard of care expected from medical health professionals. Proving this in court can be difficult. Here on Long Island, you need a firm like Duffy & Duffy to prove that the breach of this medical duty was the direct cause of the plaintiff’s injury.

Can a Case be Established?

It is the role of your lawyers to discern if all the legal elements are present in order to have a cause of action against a doctor or hospital. A medical malpractice law firm must have a team of medical malpractice lawyers and medical experts on hand in order to approach a case in the best possible way. By consulting with the attorneys at Duffy & Duffy we can help determine if you have a claim and whether that claim should be pursued.

Personal Injury

Personal injury law addresses injuries that have occurred to a person due to the negligence of another. These injuries can arise from a vast array of situations including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall injuries, defective products and work related accidents. In order to have an actionable claim of negligence, there must be a breach in a duty owed to another, and this breach caused an injury.

When someone decides to file a personal injury action, damages are a necessary component. The purpose of compensatory damages is to make the plaintiff “whole.” Medical bills and lost time from work are easy to quantify, while other injuries are not. It is difficult to put a price tag on loss of a loved one, or the loss of companionship if a loved one has died due to a negligent act.

LI lawyers can attest that New York laws are complex, and it is important to choose an LI lawyer that has plenty of experience, and a law firm with a strong track record of success. Contact Duffy & Duffy and speak with one of our LI lawyers. We have successfully helped thousands of clients reach a favorable outcome with their legal matters, and we can help you too.

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