Elite Injury Attorneys Network
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care worker fails to provide New York patients with the care that is equal to the industry standard. In other words, they provide substandard care that causes patients harm. Medical malpractice can take many forms, from misdiagnosis and improper treatment to medication mistakes and failure to perform the appropriate follow-up care. Injuries can widely vary, from a mild allergic reaction to the wrong medication to a surgical mistake that causes cardiac arrest.
If you suffered an injury while in the hands of a trusted New York medical provider and you suspect negligence was involved, talk to an attorney with Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC. He will attempt to match you with a New York medical malpractice lawyer who is suited to handle your particular case, at no additional cost.
Damages in a Medical Malpractice Case
The damages you may be eligible for will depend on the details of your case. For example, if you had to take significant time off work, you could recover lost wages and the inability to earn income while recovering. If your injury has impacted your routine activities, you may be compensated for loss of quality of life, or pain and suffering. Medical bills, rehabilitation and physical therapy relating to your injury should also be compensated for. If your loved one has suffered a wrongful death because of a medical provider’s negligence, you may be eligible for funeral and burial compensation.
In order to win your medical malpractice claim, you must prove that your medical provider owed you a duty of care (established in a doctor/patient relationship), and that he or she breached that duty by providing you with substandard care.
Determining whether there has been a failure to meet that minimum standard of care involves testimony by medical experts. This means that you and your New York medical malpractice lawyer will need to find experts in the appropriate fields to review your medical records and testify that there was a violation of the standard of care.
Keep in mind that every poor medical outcome does not constitute medical malpractice. Because doctors and surgeons cannot guarantee the outcome of any treatment or procedure, malpractice is only present of a medical provider did not exercise the appropriate standard of treatment, given the circumstances.
If you or a loved one has experienced an injury or adverse health consequence because of medical malpractice, please complete the online form and the Elite Injury Attorneys’ Network, LLC will review your case. If your claim appears to have merit, we will work to find a New York medical malpractice lawyer to help you recover the money you deserve.