Manhattan Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Holding Medical Professionals Accountable
Millions of Americans die as a result of medical malpractice every year. When a medical professional deviates from the accepted “standard of care” in his or her field of medicine, and thereby injures or accidentally kills a patient, it is considered medical malpractice. New York medical malpractice laws apply to all licensed medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, dentists, anesthesiologist, pediatricians, ophthalmologist, psychiatrists, x-ray technicians, and hospital and nursing homes staffs.
All medical professionals in New York have a legal and ethical obligation to provide safe, competent, and responsible treatment to their patients. If a medical professional or health care provider acts negligently and injures or kills a patient, then they are held liable for damages.
If you are the victim of medical malpractice in Manhattan, a highly skilled and experienced injury lawyer can help you hold them accountable. Call us at (646) 846-4776.
Causes of Medical Malpractice
At Loscalzo & Loscalzo, P.C. we have nearly 50 years of experience handling medical malpractice lawsuits in New York City.
These include cases involving:
- General negligence
- Surgical error
- Medication error
- Prescription drug error
- Anesthesia error
- Birth injuries
- Delayed diagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to obtain the proper consent before a medical procedure
- Failure to order or perform tests
- Failure to provide proper follow-up care
Winning a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in New York
In order to win a medical malpractice case in New York, you must prove that the medical professional who treated you acted negligently by failing to follow the accepted standard of medical care in his or her field. The mere fact that treatment was unsuccessful is not enough to win a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If you can prove that your healthcare provider acted negligently, you will be eligible to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional distress, present and future medical bills, medical treatment, lost wages, and additional financial hardship.
It is important to contact a medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible. New York residents only have two and half years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Failure to file a claim within this time waives your right to take legal action and recover damages.
To schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced, reliable, and aggressive Manhattan medical malpractice lawyer, call our firm today at (646) 846-4776.