Medical Malpractice

Our health is the most important thing we have. Unfortunately, it can be compromised when doctors or medical care providers fail to perform their duties with the care and skill that is necessary to avoid causing their patients harm.

Doctors and medical care providers in New York are required to provide a certain standard of care to their patients, and if that standard is not met, they may be held responsible.

Unfortunately, medical errors and medical malpractice occurs all the time in New York. This can cause drastic consequences and enormous pain & suffering to victims and their families.

Doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, dentists, chiropractors, hospital personnel, surgeons, and anesthesiologists all make mistakes. They are also all required to have medical malpractice insurance so that if their mistakes rise to the level of malpractice, then their insurance company is there to cover the cost. Medical malpractice cases serve to ensure that doctors and other health professionals are providing the best-quality care to their patients, and to send the message that careless treatment mistakes that result in devastating consequences will not be tolerated.

Some common medical malpractice and medical errors include:

  • Birth injuries
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Wrongful death
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Anesthesia error
  • Improper medication
  • Hospital negligence
  • Wrong diagnosis
  • Delayed treatment
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Untreated complications
  • Nursing home neglect or abuse
  • Misread x-rays, cat scans, MRIs
  • Pharmaceutical errors
  • Dental malpractice
  • Leaving a surgical instrument in a patient’s body

Medical malpractice lawsuits in New York require that a medical expert testifies that there was a deviation from good and standard practice in that particular field of medicine. This can be complicated because doctors are often unwilling to testify against their peers. In addition medical records must be collected and scrutinized to uncover any tampering and to pinpoint exactly where and how the deviation from good and standard practice occurred.

It is important that patients who have suffered malpractice by a doctor or medical care provider consult an attorney who is experienced in this complex area of medical malpractice law and can help them pursue a legal remedy.

Sullivan Law is committed to helping victims of medical malpractice obtain the compensation they need so they can focus on their recovery. Call today for a free consultation, and if you are too injured or ill to come to our office, we will come to you. There is never a fee unless we settle or win your case, and we only take cases we believe we can win.