What Is Medical Malpractice?

At Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP, we receive many inquiries from patients who suffered a bad outcome from medical treatment. Not all bad outcomes, however, are the result of malpractice.

To prove malpractice, our New York City medical malpractice lawyers must show that the doctor deviated from accepted standards of care and that the deviation caused injury. Some medical malpractice cases involve failing to make the right diagnosis, which can lead to a delay in treatment, causing harm to the patient. Other cases involve surgical errors, mismanagement of medications or birth injuries.

If you believe you have been a victim of medical malpractice, call our attorneys at 212-983-3000. We can help you get back on your feet with the compensation you are entitled to during a free initial consultation.

Proving Fault In All Types Of Medical Malpractice Claims

At Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP, we have more than 40 years of experience proving fault in personal injury and wrongful death claims relating to all types of medical malpractice such as:

  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cancer or other life-threatening conditions such as arterial venous malformation, heart defect, pulmonary embolism, hypothyroidism, brain hemorrhage, dissecting aorta, intestinal obstruction and hypertension
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Hospital negligence
  • OB-GYN malpractice
  • Foreign objects left inside a body
  • Birth injuries leading to brain damage, nerve injury or loss of limb function

We have successfully represented hand surgery malpractice victims. In one case, the surgeon's insurer paid $2.3 million. Let us help you seek full and fair compensation for your medical malpractice claim.

Taking On Complex Medical Malpractice Lawsuits In New York City

We have successfully prosecuted cases on behalf of infants with brain injuries from delayed cesarean sections and infants who suffered Erb's palsy or cerebral palsy. We consult highly qualified medical experts who evaluate medical records to determine if a medical malpractice claim has merit, assist us in preparing the case for trial and testify in court.

We also see many bad surgical outcomes. Surgery has risk. If the doctor does not properly inform a patient of the risks, the doctor could be held liable for any injuries stemming from the surgery. However, if the patient is injured solely as a result of an accepted risk of the surgery, there is no liability. Doctors can be held liable for errors caused by carelessness that results in injury. We can discuss the specifics of your particular medical malpractice case and how the law applies.

Contact Our Experienced Manhattan Birth Injury Lawyers Today

At Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP, we have decades of experience proving fault in highly complicated medical malpractice claims involving birth injuries, prescription errors and misdiagnoses. We are prepared to help you obtain results if a doctor, hospital or another medical provider acted in a negligent manner that caused you injury. Contact our NYC personal injury lawyers online or call 212-983-3000 for a free consultation.