There are very few things more disappointing and frustrating than trusting a medical professional with your well-being, only to have that physician carelessly harm you or make your condition worse. Fortunately, the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny represents all those wrongfully injured throughout New York City to help them seek the justice they deserve. If you have been harmed by a medical professional, please read on and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorneys to learn more about what we can do for you.
What are the most common types of medical malpractice?
Though it is always frustrating when a doctor’s visit or course of treatment does not go as planned, you should understand that a simple mistake or a doctor’s failure to cure you is generally not enough to qualify for medical malpractice. That being said, various actions classify as medical malpractice, some of which are as follows:
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Disregarding laboratory results
- Failure to recognize symptoms
- Improper medication
- Performing unnecessary surgery
- Hospital infections
- Delayed diagnosis
- Neglecting to order proper testing
- Failing to diagnose
- Prematurely discharging patients
How do I sue a physician for medical malpractice?
To sue a doctor or physician for medical malpractice, your case must satisfy several criteria. First, you will have to demonstrate that you were your doctor’s patient, and that he or she, therefore, owed you what is known as a “duty of care.” Next, you must prove via medical records or otherwise that your physician diverged from the standard or accepted course of treatment, that you were harmed or your medical condition worsened, and you sustained significant economic damages as a result. This is rarely easy, and you can expect that your doctor will employ an expert legal team to debunk your claim, which is why you absolutely need aggressive legal representation on your side as well.
Our firm is here to help, however, you should note that New York City does have a statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims. Though individuals generally have three years to sue for a wrongly-sustained injury in New York, that timeframe is cut down to 2.5 years when it comes to medical malpractice claims. That being said, the sooner you bring your claim to our attention, the better. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve and need.
Contact our experienced New York City firm
Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.