If you are someone who has recently been in the hospital for treatment regarding an ailment that required treatment, surgery, or otherwise, there is a very good chance you were placed in a physical therapy or rehabilitation center afterward. Though these are generally the last stop on your way to a full recovery, there are times where owners and staff at these rehabs are negligent, causing serious injuries. If you are someone who was injured at a rehab facility, there is a very good chance you may be entitled to compensation via a medical malpractice lawsuit. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you through every step of the claims process ahead.
What are some of the most common causes of rehab injuries?
Rehab injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, though the most common are as follows:
- Slips and falls–rehab employees are responsible for ensuring you have adequate support and protection when doing the exercises needed to fully recover.
- Sexual, mental, or physical abuse–patients who enter these facilities are vulnerable at first, and if a doctor, nurse, or staff member takes advantage of that vulnerability, there is a very good chance the wrongly injured can sue.
- Inadequately trained or unlicensed employees.
- Negligent rehab employers or staff.
- Infections and disease due to an unsanitary environment.
How do I sue a rehab for an injury?
To sue a rehab facility for an injury, you will have to prove that the rehab owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and that you were seriously injured and suffered significant damages as a result. As long as you can hire an attorney who knows how to gather and present all evidence needed to prove that the rehab employers or staff are liable for your injuries, you will most likely win your medical malpractice lawsuit.
That being said, all those looking to file medical malpractice lawsuits must do so in accordance with the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York State is, generally, 2.5 years, you will have 2.5 years from the date of your accident to take legal action against the party responsible. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long, for if you do, you will most likely be barred from suing. We are ready to help you through every step of the claims process ahead. All you have to do is ask.
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