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Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New York

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New York State

Injured by the negligence of a doctor or other medical professional? You’re not alone. Our lawyers have been recognized as top in the field of medical malpractice litigation in New York. Put our experience and skill to work for you and your family.


 

          When you or a loved one has been severely injured by the negligence of a doctor or other medical provider, you should rely on our decades of experience holding them accountable, to get you the compensation you deserve. Our team of lawyers and nationally-recognized experts have consistently obtained some of the most impressive settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Very few firms can match our reputation for trial success in the field of medical malpractice litigation. This success pays dividends for our clients, in that it gives us an advantage when negotiating our client’s cases with doctors’ malpractice insurance companies. We know how to properly investigate and work-up our client’s cases — even those that are incredibly complex, and our results speak for themselves. If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical errors/malpractice, put our team of experienced lawyers and medical experts to work for you to get the justice and compensation you deserve.

 

If you have been injured by medical negligence, you’re not alone. Despite many advancements in medical science, hundreds of thousands of people in the United States die each year as a result of medical negligence. That death toll equates to roughly 10 percent of the total deaths in United States annually.

 

In 2014, the Journal of Patient Safety estimated that over 440,000 Americans die each year from preventable medical errors. Sadly, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has concluded that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer.

 

Medical malpractice occurs in many different forms, and can result in injuries that are significant and often catastrophic. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing clients affected by a wide range of medical malpractice in New York including:

 

  • Anesthesia Malpractice
  • Bed Sores
  • Birth Injuries & Trauma
  • Cardiology Malpractice
  • Childbirth Injuries (including Erb’s Palsy and Cerebral Palsy)
  • Dental Malpractice
  • Emergency Room & Hospital Negligence
  • Eye Injuries or Blindness Caused by Malpractice
  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer (and other medical conditions/diseases)
  • Failure to Explain Risks of Surgery or Other Procedures
  • Family Doctor Malpractice
  • Gynecological Malpractice
  • Infections
  • Medication & Prescription Errors
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse
  • Pediatric Malpractice
  • Surgical Malpractice

 

When you or a loved one has been severely injured as a result of medical malpractice, expenses can quickly mount. If a lifetime of care is required, families can become overwhelmed both emotionally and financially. Although healthcare programs often remain in place for victims, they usually provide only very basic care. The costs of more “advanced” care tend to fall on the victim or his or her family. For this reason, every person who has been injured as a result of medical malpractice deserves compensation from those who are responsible. We will work to identify all parties at fault and pursue the appropriate legal action against each and every person or entity who caused the harm.

 

Malpractice actions are extremely complex, but we have a proven record of success in this area of the law. Visit our recent results page to see some examples of the results we’ve obtained for our clients.

 

If you or a loved one has been injured, you may be entitled to compensation for damages including:

  • Past lost income
  • Future lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Past & future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Physical and/or mental impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of spousal services
  • Wrongful death

 

Imagine taking a loved one to a medical appointment for a simple procedure only to find they were given the incorrect dosage of medication and died as a result. This is only one example of the sorts of negligent medical care our clients call us about each and every day. In many cases of malpractice, the patient survives, but he or she must endure lifelong health problems as a result of a medical error. This can happen anytime a person undergoes a medical procedure or is administered even the most routine tests. What makes this dynamic most disturbing is that the majority of these deaths and injuries are entirely preventable.

 

Most people assume that only doctors and hospitals can be held accountable for medical negligence. In fact, any health care provider — from the person wheeling the patient into the emergency room to the pharmacist filling a prescription — can be held liable for malpractice.

 

Working with a Malpractice Law Firm in New York

 

Victims of medical malpractice need to feel confident that all parties responsible for their injuries are held accountable and that their lawyers will get them the compensation they deserve. We work diligently to identify those responsible individuals and entities and pursue compensation from all. We have consistently obtained multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients injured by medical negligence. We work to ensure that you’ll be compensated for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

 

Some people have fallen victim to the drum beat of the insurance lobbyists, and believe there should be a cap on medical malpractice damages and judgments. However, it is safe to assume that these very same “tort reform” lobbyists have never themselves suffered from of this type of injury or had a family member injured or killed because of medical negligence. When a person is injured through no fault of their own while under the care of a trusted health care provider, the responsible party must be held accountable. We ensure they are. Contact us today to discuss your case.  We will evaluate all of the facts and tell you the best course of action for your particular situation.

 

Call Porter Nordby Howe LLP at 888-477-7731, or email us at info@pnhlawyers.com.

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