Medical malpractice award for brain-damaged infant.
Infant suffered brain damage.
Infant suffered brain damage during delivery.
Hospital Malpractice And Medical Negligence Claims In New York
Doctors and other medical professionals have a responsibility to provide a standard level of care to patients and to ensure that patients are never exposed to unreasonable or unnecessary health risks. Unfortunately, doctors do not always live up to this responsibility and patients are the ones who are left to deal with the physical and financial burdens.
It takes an experienced medical malpractice attorney to define the applicable standards, to show how those standards were violated and to pursue a claim of medical malpractice after establishing a clear link between the negligence and the resulting injuries. At the New York City law firm of Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, we are equipped to handle medical malpractice cases in New York and have recovered significant verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients.
Experienced New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When doctors ignore medical standards, it puts patients at risk. At Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, our lawyers can handle cases involving medical malpractice that include, but are not limited to:
- Wrongful death cases
- Cerebral palsy and Erb’s palsy
- Errors resulting form surgery – physician, hospital and outpatient facilities
- Medication or prescription errors
- Postoperative care errors
- Radiology errors
- Missed cancer diagnosis and other conditions
- Misdiagnosis of injury or illness
- Strokes or brain injury
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Nurse malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and malpractice
- Medication and pharmacy errors
Every episode of medical negligence or carelessness has the potential to cause catastrophic, life-changing and sometimes fatal injuries. If you believe that malpractice is to blame for injuries to you or to someone you love, we can help you understand your options and whether it is in your best interest to pursue a claim.
What Factors Must Be Present For Something To Be Considered Medical Malpractice In New York?
Four crucial elements must be present to bring a medical malpractice claim against a provider:
- The provider owed a professional duty to the patient
- The provider breached their duty
- The breach of duty caused harm to the patient
- The patient suffered economic or noneconomic losses
Patients should consult a medical malpractice attorney to determine if they have a valid claim if all these elements are present.
Understanding The Process For A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
The stages of a medical malpractice lawsuit are as follows:
- Gaining legal representation
- Getting the opinion from a medical expert
- Filing the lawsuit
- Settlement or trial
The first and most critical step in the process is to gain legal representation from an experienced medical malpractice attorney like the ones at Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC.
Once we have established a professional relationship, we will consult one of our expert medical partners to certify the merit of your claim.
The certificate of merit is among the documents we submit when we formally file your medical malpractice lawsuit with the court.
During the discovery process, both sides will exchange further information to resolve the lawsuit. You may need to answer questions from the other side and provide documents like medical files and billing records.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are often settled outside of court. If successful, you could receive compensation for the medical expenses and the pain and suffering you endured resulting from the provider’s negligence.
Who Can Be Held Responsible For Medical Malpractice?
In New York, medical malpractice claims aim to hold everyone involved in the negligent act accountable. Doctors, nurses and even the clinic or hospital where the incident occurred could be held responsible.
How Can A New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer From Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC, Help?
You are in good hands when you work with our skilled and experienced attorneys. We will put together a strong, well-supported legal argument and hold everyone that caused or contributed to your pain and suffering responsible. We will fight to get you the compensation you deserve after everything you have endured.
Learn More About Our Experienced Malpractice Representation
Medical malpractice claims are complex. The first step is to speak with a lawyer about your rights. Contact our office in New York City to schedule a free initial consultation with Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC. Call us at 646-916-3179 to make an appointment. Se habla español.