When we see a physician, we are, in many ways, putting our lives in their hands, and sometimes, they fail to honor this responsibility and commit an act of malpractice. If you’ve been harmed by a careless physician, you need an experienced New York City & Westchester County medical malpractice lawyer on your side. Contact The Bàez Legal Group today.
New York City & Westchester County Medical Malpractice Lawyer | On Your Side
Medical malpractice victims need a staunch legal representation with significant experience bringing injury claims against workers in the medical field. Fortunately, you’re in the right place. Our New York City & Westchester County personal injury attorney has extensive experience fighting for malpractice victims, and he is prepared to fight for you, too.
Common Acts of Medical Malpractice
As you can imagine, medical malpractice is not restricted to one specific mistake. Physicians can commit malpractice in many different ways. Some of the most common types of malpractice that our firm sees are as follows:
- Diagnosis errors (e.g. delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnose, or misdiagnosis)
- Surgical errors (e.g. leaving surgical instruments in the body, anesthesia errors, or wrong-site surgery)
- Medication errors (e.g. prescribing the wrong medication or the wrong dosage of medication)
- Birth injuries (e.g. Erb’s palsy or cerebral palsy)
Proving Your Medical Malpractice Claim
To win a medical malpractice claim, you and your New York City & Westchester County medical malpractice lawyer must prove several things. They are as follows:
- You were the physician’s patient.
- The physician owed you a duty of care.
- The physician breached that duty of care by taking an action that an otherwise reasonable physician would not have taken.
- The breach of care directly harmed you.
- The breach of care caused you to sustain significant damages.
As long as you can prove that you were harmed as a direct result of an act of medical malpractice, you should receive compensation to help you recover from the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you’ve incurred.
Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in NYS
While the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in New York State is three years, this is not the case when it comes to medical malpractice claims. In New York, you are required to file your medical malpractice claim within 2.5 years of the date the incident occurred. This means that if you wait any longer than 2.5 years from the date of the malpractice, you will most likely permanently lose your right to sue. Our firm is prepared to assist you today.
Contact a New York City & Westchester County Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Anyone who is a victim of malpractice deserves a competent legal advocate who will fight for their right to compensation. Our firm is on your side. Contact The Bàez Legal Group today to schedule your free initial consultation with our legal team.