If you, or a loved one, have suffered a serious personal injury as the result of a New York medical professional’s error, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with an experienced medical malpractice attorney at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny. During your free initial consultation, a top medical malpractice lawyer at our firm will discuss your situation, determine whether or not you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim and provide your legal options for compensation. Our lawyers can meet with you at the hospital or in your home, and are ready to take immediate action on your claim for compensation, whether you are suffering from over testing, operating error, or an error due to negligence of a medical professional.
At The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny our injury lawyers specializing in medical malpractice claims are skilled in evaluating and investigating medical incidents to determine fault, deal with insurance companies, arrange expert medical witnesses and craft compelling malpractice cases for our clients. Our No Fee Guarantee® means we’ll win you medical case, or it’s free – our law firm will cover the costs of the investigation, expert witnesses and legal fees until we have won a successful verdict on your behalf. We’ve been proudly defending the rights of patients in throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens for over twenty five years. If you’ve been injured due to the negligent care or conduct of a medical professional, call The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today, at (646) 808-3785.
Types Of Medical Malpractice Claims In New York City
Malpractice Suits Against Doctors For Misdiagnosis
When a doctor fails to get a patient’s medical history, recognize the symptoms of an illness or neglects to order the appropriate tests a patient may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. When considering misdiagnosis, the dangers are clear – a patient is being treated for an ailment they do not have, while the one they do have is left untreated. Not only can this cause worsened symptoms the longer that proper treatment is delayed, but it can also result in complications from a treatment that is not necessary. Recently, a Patient Safety Incidents (PSI) study by HealthGrades noted that the most common cause of patient safety violations was a “failure to rescue,” otherwise known as failing to properly diagnose and treat.
In the emergency department (ED), studies have found that the rate of misdiagnosis can be even higher due to the high-stress, high-paced atmosphere. In fact, certain studies have said that in the ED, the rate of misdiagnosis can be as high as 20% – meaning that 1 in 5 patients could suffer from improper diagnosis of their symptoms. If you’ve been hurt due to a doctor’s misdiagnosis, a medical lawyer free consultation can help you identify the next steps towards financial compensation.
In order to recover damages, it is necessary to prove that your claim meets all requirements for malpractice. Parameters for the claim include:
- The doctor had accepted you as a patient and owed you a duty of care.
- The doctor’s care failed to conform to the accepted standards of practice.
- You suffered injury as a result of the doctor’s breach of duty of care.
- You sustained losses as a result of the doctor’s negligence.
Malpractice Suits Due To Medical Error
Research estimates medical error as the third leading cause of death in the United states. While most doctors, nurses, CNAs and other medical professionals are highly-trained, caring, compassionate individuals medical mistakes occur much more frequently than expected. In 2016, a new study from researchers at the John Hopkins found that medical errors account for over 250,000 fatalities in the US each year, making it the third leading cause of death behind heart disease and cancer.
Negligent medical care due to misdiagnosis, miscommunication or other systemic issues can result in devastating consequences with long-term affects in the lives of patients. A negligent doctor, nurse or certified nursing assistant may be operating out of a private clinic, working in a hospital or making rounds in a nursing home. Regardless of the particulars, it is important to determine how an injury occurred and hold responsible those health care providers who do not follow widely acceptable standards of care, and injure patients in the process.
7 Dangerous Procedures Account For 80% Of All Medical Complications And Deaths
An analysis published recently in JAMA Surgery, which examined 421,476 patient records between 2008 and 2011, discovered that seven dangerous emergency surgeries account for approximately 80 percent of all medical admissions, complications and deaths. The study found many of the deadliest operations are related to the organs of the digestive system. The seven most dangerous producers include:
- Removing part of the colon
- Small-bowel resection
- Removing the gallbladder
- Operations related to peptic ulcer disease
- Removing abdominal adhesions
- Other operations to open the abdomen.
Our New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyers Have Decades Of Experience Helping Patients Recover Millions Against Negligent Health Providers
If you or a loved one have suffered from the misdiagnosis or negligent medical care of a doctor, nurse, aid or other medical professional at a hospital or healthcare provider located in or near the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan or Queens do not hesitate to contact a NYC medical malpractice lawyer at The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny. Call (646) 808-3785 or complete the contact form below for a free lawyer consultation. Our top medical lawyers are prepared to fight for your rights to fair compensation.