What Is Medical Malpractice?
We receive many inquiries from patients who suffer a bad outcome from medical treatment. Not all bad outcomes are the result of malpractice.
In order to prove malpractice, it must be shown that the doctor deviated from accepted standards of care and that deviation caused injury. Some cases involve the failure to make the right diagnosis leading to a delay in treatment causing harm to the patient. Other cases involve surgical errors, mismanagement of medications or mismanagement of delivery of a baby.
- Anesthesia errors
- Surgery errors
- Bile duct injury
- Median nerve injury
- Birth injuries leading to brain damage, nerve injury or loss of limb function
- Foreign objects left inside a body
- Improper management of medication
- Improper ICU monitoring
- 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
- Nursing home negligence
Contact us to discuss your medical malpractice case in a free consultation.
Manhattan Birth Injury Lawyers — We Work With Experts
We have been successful in prosecuting cases on behalf of infants who suffer brain injury due to delay in doing a Cesarean section, and infants who suffered Erb's palsy, and cerebral palsy, due to improper management of delivery. Our experienced New York medical malpractice lawyers work with highly qualified medical experts who evaluate medical records to determine if a claim has merit, to assist us in preparing the case for trial, and to testify.
We also see many bad surgical outcomes. Surgery has risk. It is the doctor's duty to inform the patient of the risks so a patient can make an informed choice whether to have elective surgery. If the doctor does not properly inform the patient of the risks, the doctor could be held liable for injury to the patient if a reasonable patient would not have agreed to the surgery after being informed of that risk.
However, if the patient is injured solely as a result of an accepted risk of the surgery, which the patient had been informed, there is no liability. Doctors are 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.
Hand Surgery Malpractice - Rockland County & Putnam County
If you recently had surgery on your hand and have lost some or all of your hand function, this could be due to hand surgery malpractice. For example, in surgery to relieve carpal tunnel syndrome, the median nerve can be severed. Damage to this nerve can cause loss of function, mobility and strength in the hand as well as severe pain. We have successfully represented hand surgery malpractice victims. In one case, the surgeon's insurer paid $2,300,000. Let us represent you to seek full and fair compensation for your hand surgery injury.
Weisfuse & Weisfuse, LLP, Can Help You Win — 212-983-3000
At the Weisfuse & Weisfuse law firm, we have decades of experience in taking negligent doctors, hospitals and other health care professionals to court. For a free consultation with one of our experienced Orange County birth injury lawyers, contact us in Manhattan at 212-983-3000 for a free consultation.