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Queens Medical Malpractice LawyerAs the victim of a medical error in Queens, you may be entitled to significant compensation. Hold your negligent doctor accountable by calling the Queens medical malpractice lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. We are ready to help you fight to maximize your recovery for medical care, lost wages, suffering, and other damages.

For more than 30 years, Oresky & Associates, PLLC has provided top-rated legal representation to accident and injury victims throughout the borough of Queens. Our award-winning trial lawyers have won more than $400 million – and counting – in settlements and verdicts.

Let us fight for you during your time of need. Give our team a call att (718) 993-9999 or contact us online to arrange a time for a free consultation. Home, work, and hospital visits can be arranged. 

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help if You’ve Been the Victim of a Medical Error in Queens

How Oresky & Associates, PLLC Can Help if You’ve Been the Victim of a Medical Error in QueensDespite the fact that a medical error might have caused you to get hurt, the doctor, hospital, or insurance company won’t want to pay you a dime. You will have to stand up and fight to get the compensation you deserve. At the same time, you also need to focus on your health.

That’s where the Queens personal injury attorneys at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help.

Since 1992, we’ve been fierce advocates for injury victims in Queens, New York, successfully winning hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalf. We are tough litigators and unafraid of the courtroom – which means we get results for our clients.

When you hire our law firm to represent you, you can expect us to:

  • Handle every aspect of your medical malpractice case from start to finish
  • Help you make the difficult decisions, like whether to accept a settlement deal or push forward to trial
  • Investigate the circumstances of your case and gather evidence to prove negligence
  • Work closely with experts and specialists throughout the process
  • Negotiate with defendants to secure a meaningful settlement 
  • Argue your case passionately before a Queens jury

We know how much is riding on the success of your medical malpractice case. Let us take charge and fight to secure financial justice for you. We’re here to make things as easy as we can for you.

Your first case evaluation is free, so don’t hesitate to reach out to our team to schedule yours today.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medicine is complicated. The stakes are high – many times they’re life or death. So, we have to be able to trust our doctors to use the high degree of skill, care, and expertise they have to keep us safe. 

Medical malpractice basically means that a doctor (or another healthcare provider) failed to provide a reasonable level of care and caused a patient to get hurt.

Medical malpractice can look like a lot of different things, like:

  • Failing to diagnose a condition
  • Improper diagnosis
  • Failing to take a patient’s history or listen to their concerns
  • Staff miscommunication
  • Charting errors
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Never events
  • Premature discharge

Our medical malpractice lawyers in Queens represent victims of negligence and their families. We will stand up to the hospital, negligent doctor(s), and insurance company on your behalf. While we fight, you will have the opportunity you need to focus on getting better and moving on with your life. Call now to learn more.

How Common Are Medical Errors?

According to a study by Johns Hopkins University, medical errors are the third leading cause of avoidable death in the United States. The study estimates that medical mistakes result in the deaths of 250,000 people every year. 

Medical errors outpace avoidable deaths from other causes by a lot. Car accidents result in about 46,000 wrongful deaths and workplace accidents kill roughly 11,000 workers every year. 

It’s also believed that most victims of medical malpractice never take legal action. About 2% of victims ever file a lawsuit and seek damages. At the same time, data from the American Medical Association (AMA) suggests that one out of every three doctors will face a medical malpractice lawsuit during their career. 

What’s My Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Worth?

Every situation is different. Every patient is unique. The consequences of one instance of medical negligence will be much different from another. So, it’s hard to say what your specific medical malpractice case is worth. 

However, these factors will influence its value:

  • What type of medical error was made and how it has affected you
  • The type of injuries you’ve suffered and how serious they are
  • Whether or not you’re expected to make a full recovery
  • The type of medical treatment and care you’ll need – now and in the future – to get better
  • Whether your ability to work and earn a living has been affected
  • The degree of pain and suffering you’ve experienced

In 2018, the National Practitioner Data Bank did a study of medical malpractice lawsuits and results. It was discovered that plaintiffs were awarded more than $4 million that year. Only about 3.5% of cases went to trial – the rest were settled privately. 

The average payout to victims was $348,065.

Contact our Queens medical malpractice attorneys to discuss the specifics of your case. We’ll listen to your story, consider the facts, and evaluate how the error has (and will likely) affect your life. With that information, we can help you better understand what your case might be worth and the legal options available to you.

What Can I Get Money For if I File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

In New York, victims of medical negligence are generally able to demand both economic and non-economic damages. Economic awards compensate for the financial costs of your trauma, while non-economic awards make up for your hard-to-value injuries. 

Oresky & Associates, PLLC will aggressively seek damages for things like:

  • Hospitalization and continuing medical care 
  • Medical devices 
  • Medical equipment
  • Medication
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Nursing care
  • Loss of income and wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality or enjoyment of life
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • And more

If a medical mistake results in wrongful death, our compassionate Queens personal injury attorneys will be there to help your family fight for accountability. While money may not bring your loved one back, it can help to reduce the financial loss associated with their death and provide a little bit of justice.

In New York, punitive damages may also be available in medical malpractice cases. However, there must be clear evidence that a doctor or provider acted intentionally or with such a blatant disregard for your health that punishment is necessary.

What Do I Have to Prove to Win My Queens Medical Negligence Case?

Medical malpractice lawsuits in New York are typically based on negligence. You’ll argue that you were injured because your doctor – or another provider – was careless and caused you to suffer an injury.

To establish negligence, you’ll need to prove:

  • Duty: a provider-patient relationship existed and they owed you a duty of care
  • Breach: the provider failed to satisfy the standard of care and breached the duty owed to you
  • Causation: their actions (or inactions) were the direct and proximate cause of an injury
  • Damages: you can identify related damages – financial, physical, or emotional 

Medical malpractice lawsuits are particularly challenging. Hospitals and insurance companies have deep pockets and will put up a fight. It’s important to work with a qualified and experienced attorney to make sure you have every opportunity to be heard and secure the compensation you deserve.

Who Can Be Liable in a Medical Negligence Case?

Liable parties might include:

  • Doctors
  • Surgeons
  • Specialists
  • Emergency room doctors and staff
  • Nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Administrators
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Pharmacists

Ultimately, anyone who contributes to or commits an act of medical negligence can be liable for the consequences.

How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Queens? 

Two-and-a-half years. That’s the statute of limitations that applies to most medical malpractice lawsuits in the state of New York.

If something unusual happens, like a surgeon leaves an instrument or object in your body during a procedure – you’ll have a year from the date you discover that.

Missing the deadline that applies to your case isn’t an option. That will mean losing the ability to hold your negligent doctor accountable and demanding compensation you rightfully deserve.

Contact our experienced and award-winning personal injury attorneys in Queens for immediate assistance.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Have you been the victim of a medical error in Queens, NY? Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC to find out how our law firm can help you make things right. Our Queens medical malpractice lawyers will put decades of experience to work to help you secure compensation for your suffering, lost income, and medical bills. 

We work on a contingency fee basis. This means that there’s no cost to hire us upfront. Instead, we only get paid if we win your case. No win, no fee. 

Your initial case evaluation is absolutely free, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us schedule yours today. Our team is always standing by – 24/7/365.

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