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Medical malpractice causes damages or injuries to patients, who suffer at the hands of medical professionals to fail to do their job properly. The damages resulting from such negligence can cause both short term and long term pain and suffering for the patient, which is the reason that many patients choose to pursue a suit through a Long Island medical malpractice law firm.
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Why It’s Important to Hire Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys
There are several reasons why you might want to undertake a medical malpractice suit. Patients who receive improper treatment have the opportunity to seek damages for their injuries and suffering as a result of medical negligence. Medical negligence occurs with a medical provider, usually a doctor, makes a mistake, fails to diagnose, or improperly treats a patient and this results in injury to the patient.
This also includes improper prescription of medication, and the key is that the errors made by the medical professional cause injury to the patient. The definition of medical malpractice can be broad and dependent on the situation, but always boils down to the customary standard of care. This means that the medical professional must fail to treat you in the same manner as an average doctor facing the same situation. If you feel you have been the victim of medical malpractice, seek the advice of a medical malpractice lawyer.
Malpractice suits have special rules regarding their filing and statute of limitations, so it is in your best interests to seek the professional advice and evaluation of a medical malpractice law firm sooner rather than later. These types of cases, whether it is a common medical malpractice case or a more complex case, will strongly benefit from having an experienced medical malpractice lawyer fighting for your family.
Cases for a New York Medical Malpractice Law Firm
There are several common problems appropriate for consideration by a New York medical malpractice law firm.
- The most prevalent forms of malpractice involve misdiagnosis, particularly with regard to cancer and heart attack. Misdiagnosis means that the doctor inaccurately diagnoses the condition, fails to diagnose a condition at all, or delivers a delayed diagnosis.
- Another common malpractice issue is the failure to treat conditions. This can involve a variety of scenarios such as a patient being released to early, not sending the patient on to a specialist for further examination, and failure to follow up on a known condition. This is separate from misdiagnosis because it by definition accepts the correct diagnosis of the doctor but finds fault with the treatment following that diagnosis.
- The third most common form of medical malpractice is surgical mistakes, which involve improper procedures or complications from surgery which occur as a result of medical negligence or problems during the surgery itself. Included in this section are errors made by an anesthesiologists and mistakes in closing wounds after surgery. These errors can cause numerous problems post-surgery for the patient. Finally, prescription drug errors can be some of the most dangerous malpractice problems. Patients inherently trust the prescription advice of their doctors and will take medicine at a dosage and frequency as recommended by their medical professional. If the doctors fail to prescribe the right medicine for the condition or prescribe a medication that will conflict with other prescriptions or known conditions, the patient can suffer tremendous complications or physical effects.
Hire Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers to Discuss Your Case
The only way to truly know if you have a valid claim is to schedule an appointment with a medical malpractice law firm. If you or a loved one believes they’ve been injured due to a medical professional’s negligence including treating a stroke, cancer, or a heart attack contact the lawyers at Duffy & Duffy today to discuss your case – and protect your rights before they are lost.
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