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Advocating for NYC & Long Island Residents Who Have Been Injured by Medical Errors
Sadly, New Yorkers and people throughout our country are permanently or fatally injured due to malpractice by doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical professionals every day. When medical errors lead to a patient’s severe injury or wrongful death, it is classified as medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has been permanently, devastatingly or fatally injured due to the error or neglect of a medical professional, you deserve to be compensated.
As confusing and upsetting as your situation is, it is important to remember that you have legal rights and Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C. will help you get the justice you deserve. Our Long Island and New York City medical malpractice lawyers are experienced in these complex cases. We are here to help and speak with you about your case at our Long Island or New York City offices.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice in NY?
Medical malpractice is not limited to errors by the treating physician; it may also include the hospital, pharmacy, nursing staff, and other medical professionals who provided medical care to you or your loved one while you were in a hospital, medical facility while being treated for an injury or illness.
Medical negligence results in two types of damages: economic and non-economic. Economic damages cover the financial ramifications of the negligence, including future treatments that will be required to correct the situation, wage losses, future wage losses, and more. Non-economic damages may be awarded to you for your pain and suffering and to compensate you for the loss of the ability to live and enjoy your life as you once did.
Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
Malpractice and medical negligence cases require an in-depth analysis of the law, the medicine, and the client’s particular circumstances to be successful. Supporting evidence, including medical records, lab reports, and photographs are required to prove a case against a negligent medical professional. The attorneys at Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C. have the experience and insight to help you. We take the time to listen to you, assess your case, and build a strategy to seek fair and proper compensation for you so that you may move forward.
Our firm can help you address complex medical malpractice cases, including, but not limited to, the following:
- Birth injuries
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Failure to diagnose endocarditis
- Failure to diagnose or prevent stroke
- Malpractice in heart attack cases
- Improper medication
- Failure to treat blood transfusion errors
- Pharmaceutical errors
- Drug allergies
- Surgical errors
- Anesthetic errors
- Emergency room mistakes
- Delayed diagnosis
- Incorrect procedures
The Statutes of Limitations in NY Medical Malpractice Cases
New York law provides that you have approximately two and a half years from the last date of treatment with the doctor, hospital or medical professional at fault, to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice. There are some instances where the time to file may be less than two and a half years. Contact us right away to protect your rights.
What to Do if You Are the Victim of Medical Malpractice
Medical practitioners have a duty to uphold a high level of care for all of their patients. If you or a loved one has suffered injury due to the negligent actions of a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional, your health and wellbeing are of utmost importance. Ask for a referral for a different doctor, but do not mention you are seeking to pursue a medical malpractice claim with your initial doctor. Doing this can help you get the treatment you need to recover without potentially compromising your claim.
It is also important you keep detailed notes of your injury or illness, the initial diagnosis and treatment, your doctor’s recommendations, and any follow-up care. Include dates, prescribed medications, and photos, if applicable. You should also obtain a copy of your medical records as soon as possible after the malpractice occurred. With this in hand, contact our attorneys to discuss your matter. Though you have over two years to file a claim, in accordance with the statute of limitations, acting promptly will help our firm fully investigate your matter and build a case on your behalf.
Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers on Long Island and in New York City Can Help
With so much at stake in your case, you must be certain that the team you choose to represent you is prepared to fight for your best interests. At Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C., we are committed to providing the tenacious representation and thorough, personalized legal strategies necessary to help you reach your goals.
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