Were you or someone you loved hurt in a hospital? Did you go to a hospital or medical care provider for a procedure only to be injured due to the doctor’s negligence or recklessness? Medical malpractice is far, far too common. We, rightly, entrust doctors, nurses, and other medical care professionals with our health and well-being. When that trust is violated, something has to be done. A personal injury lawyer New York City from our firm can help you or someone you love to receive compensation when they’ve been injured due to the malpractice of a medical professional.
Often, medical malpractice isn’t necessarily from a doctor performing a procedure improperly (although that happens plenty). Rather, it’s due to a doctor or other medical professional not making the right diagnosis, which can lead to serious problems. For example, in a case from our files, we settled for $2 million when a client of ours (who had gone to a hospital after having headaches for two weeks) was diagnosed with sinusitis. Unfortunately, this turned out to be severe frontal lobe edema with intracranial extension, cerebritis, and abscess. All of that could have been avoided if the defendant’s hospitals had performed an MRI and made the proper diagnosis. When this kind of thing happens, you shouldn’t have to suffer it alone. We can help.
Different Kinds of Malpractice
Malpractice doesn’t have to be a misdiagnosis or even a misbegotten operation. Rather, it could even just be a delay in proper treatment. Once, we settled for $1.5 million in a case where our client suffered nerve damage in the treatment of a herniated disc. Our client presented with a severely herniated disc (to the point where it was causing numbness in his lower extremities) and the surgeon delayed relieving disc pressure on our client’s nerve. That led to a loss of leg sensation. No matter the form that malpractice takes, we can fight for you.
Compensation Can Take Many Forms
When folks tend to think of compensation from medical malpractice cases, they usually think of money for medical costs, and so forth. However, there are many ways that compensation can be awarded other than that. For example, we won a $2 million verdict against a hospital. Half of that went to lost wages (from being unable to work) as well as pain and suffering our client had been through. However, the other half went to future pain and suffering that our client will most likely have to go through. We fight for all of the compensation you deserve.
Personal Injury Lawyer New York City Fighting for You
When you or someone you love has been a victim of medical malpractice, it can be very difficult to know what to do. At our firm, we can help you in many ways. We can take your case, so that you can focus on what’s most important: your health and those around you. To schedule a free consultation, call (800) 660-2264.