Medical malpractice is a tragic and an all too often occurrence throughout our country, including here in New York. Each year, thousands of people suffer harm at the hands of errant medical professionals, which can leave them with a worsened medical condition, the need for long-term care and physical and emotional pain and suffering. The worst cases are fatal, which can cause devastation to victim’s family. Perhaps the saddest part of medical malpractice is that it is wholly preventable, which makes it even more unacceptable.
Although nothing can truly remedy the harm that has been inflicted upon victims of the negligence of hospitals and health care professionals, legal action may help victims feel as if their voices are being heard and assist them in finding accountability. In addition, a medical malpractice lawsuit may lead to the recovery of compensation, which can help offset medical expenses and lost wages, as well as help alleviate pain and suffering.
The process of pursuing a medical malpractice claim isn’t easy, though. The facts on their face often have to be spun to fit an individual’s legal position given that the law is somewhat subjective with regard to applicable standards of care. Therefore, medical malpractice victims often benefit from the assistance of a skilled attorney who has a thorough understanding of the law and how to apply it to a given set of facts to build a compelling legal argument.
Litigating a case is about much more than just presenting one’s case-in-chief. Successfully litigating a claim also means anticipating the defense’s arguments and countering them aggressively. At Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, we have demonstrated to New Yorkers time and again that we know how to handle these types of cases. Those who are interested in what we have to offer those affected by medical malpractice can browse our website for more information.