There are risks involved in all medical procedures, but when doctors fail to follow professional standards, those risks can be much higher. If you’ve been injured during medical treatment either in a doctor’s office or hospital, or your doctor failed to diagnose a disease, you may have a legal claim for medical malpractice. Doctors and hospitals are held to a high standard of care in their treatment of patients. Deviation from that acceptable level of care may entitle a patient to recover money damages.
At the law firm of Oresky & Associates, pllc., with offices in the Bronx , Queens and Manhattan, our attorneys help medical malpractice victims throughout the New York metro area pursue fair compensation from negligent doctors and other medical providers.
Medical malpractice means that doctors and other medical professionals have failed to follow the standards of their professions and end up causing injuries or illness to their patients. Common types of medical malpractice include but are not limited to the following:
Surgical errors: Surgeons must be careful to avoid injuring organs, operating on the wrong parts of the body, leaving instruments in patients and other all-too-common surgical errors.
Birth injuries: When doctors fail to use the correct procedures during childbirth — including cesarean section when appropriate — newborns can be left with nerve damage, shoulder dystocia, paralysis and other serious injuries.
Failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis: When primary care physicians, radiologists and other doctors fail to read the results of x-rays and other tests properly or fail to follow up on symptoms, illnesses such as cancer can be left untreated and get significantly worse.
Prescription drug errors: If a doctor prescribed the wrong drug for your condition or a pharmacist filled your prescription improperly, they may be liable for malpractice.
In order to pursue a medical malpractice claim in New York, your lawyer will need to submit an expert report from another doctor in the same field as the doctor who injured you. It is important to act quickly to make sure your claim is submitted on time.Contact Our Bronx and Queens Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today for a Free Consultation
If you believe you have been injured due to medical negligence, don’t hesitate to contact us to get our dedicated team of personal injury attorneys and paralegals working on your case. Call us (718) 993-9999 for a free consultation.
At Oresky & Associates, pllc., we offer skilled representation to individuals who have suffered injuries in and around New York State including New York City, Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn (Kings County), Staten Island (Richmond County), Westchester, Long Island, Suffolk County, Nassau County.