Medical malpractice leads to injuries for patients that suffer because of the negligence of medical professionals who failed to follow the standards of care. The injuries could be the result of negligence, recklessness or an intentional act of a medical professional. Medical malpractice can cause pain and suffering, both long term and short term, as well as permanent injuries, and in extreme cases, death.
If you have been injured, contact the Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. today for a free consultation.
Pursing a Case in Brooklyn with Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers
If you have been injured by medical malpractice, you may want to seriously consider bringing a malpractice lawsuit to protect your rights. Those injured by the negligence of a medical professional can bring a lawsuit, pursing damages for their injuries. Significantly, these can include pain and suffering, financial harm, medical costs and more.
When a provider of medical care, often a doctor, fails to follow the standards of care, and this causes additional injuries to the patient, then a case for medical malpractice may exist.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is largely based on a medical professional failing to follow certain standards for the practice of medicine. Unquestionably, doctors are required to treat you to certain standards, and when they fail to do this and cause injury, medical malpractice may have occurred.
Medical malpractice, including failing to diagnose an injury or disease, making a mistake in treatment, dispensing the wrong medication and other errors.
The key with medical malpractice is that the mistake leads to one or more injuries to the patient. To be sure, to be an actionable claim for medical malpractice, the action taken (or not taken) must result in an injury to the patient. If there is no injury, there is no legal claim for medical malpractice.
Were you the victim of medical malpractice? If you were, or if you are not sure, contact our Brooklyn medical malpractice attorneys can discuss your situation and your legal rights.
Misdiagnosis in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
Misdiagnosis for failure to diagnose is one of the more common forms of medical malpractice. This involves the misdiagnosis of a condition. For example, failing to diagnose a heart problem, the presence of cancer, diabetes or other condition. It can involve an incorrect diagnosis, the failure to provide any diagnosis, or to delay the diagnosis, leading to additional injuries.
Medical Malpractice Involving the “Failure to Treat”
Another form of malpractice is the “failure to treat” a disease or condition. For example, the doctor may diagnose the condition but fail to prescribe medication. Later, she released the patient early from the hospital, not referring the patient to a specialist needed for the condition. After that, she may have neglected to follow up with a patient, and the condition worsened.
In that case, the doctor did diagnose the condition but failed to take corrective action. Frequently, our medical malpractice lawyers see cases involving the failure to treat and misdiagnosis of medical conditions.
Surgical Mistakes Can Also Constitute Medical Malpractice
Next, surgical mistakes are another form of malpractice. For example, did an anesthesiologist cause an injury or death? Did the surgeon make a mistake or failing to perform the surgery properly? Did she fail to properly close the wounds to prevent bleeding and/or infection? These and other errors could give rise to a claim for surgical malpractice.
Malpractice Involving the Incorrect Prescription of Medication
Doctors frequently prescribe medication for those recovering from surgery or having an on-going condition. The doctor needs to prescribe the correct medications, the proper doses and dosing schedules, and ensure medications do not interact. When the doctor or other medical professional fails to prescribe medicine properly, serious injury or death can occur.
Statutes of Limitations with Medical Malpractice Claims in New York
Malpractice suits have special rules regarding their filing and statute of limitations. Accordingly, it is in your best interests to seek the professional advice and evaluation of a medical malpractice law firm sooner rather than later. The law will bar you from bring your lawsuit if the time lapses on the statute of limitations. Ultimately, our medical malpractice lawyers can help.
Contact Our Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Law Firm Today
If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, call our Brooklyn law firm today. The New York statue of limitations restricts your time in which to bring your claim. You must act quickly to preserve your rights and recover for your injury, pain and suffering, medical expenses and financial losses.
Call the Law Office of Irene H. Gabo, P.C. now for a free consultation: (800) 560-0214