Medical Malpractice Lawyer
A simple medical mistake can change – and take – a life forever. While patients place their trust in their healthcare providers, at times that trust can be broken. Preventable medical errors kill or seriously injure hundreds of thousands of Americans each year. The statistics regarding medical malpractice are alarming:
- Over 1,000 deaths per day
- Approximately 40 wrong site, wrong surgery, wrong patient procedures each week
- 10,000 serious complication cases each day
- 1/3 of hospital patients experience a medical mistake
The lawyers of Jacoby and Meyers fight for those in the New York City area who have suffered as a result of a medical error. Our firm is dedicated to seeking justice for the injured.
Pursuing a Medical Malpractice Claim
There are many grounds for a medical malpractice case. Some of the more common claims focus on:
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Improper or incorrect medical tests
- Negligent amputations
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Birth injuries
- Improper blood transfusions
- Delay in treatment or diagnosis
- Prescription dosage errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to follow protocols
- Defective medical device
- Bowel Obstruction
- Gynecologist Medical Malpractice
- Organ Puncture, Medical Malpractice
An experienced legal team and vast resources allow us to aggressively pursue your medical malpractice claim. Our attorneys have handled many medical malpractice cases in the last 40 years. We understand the complex issues involved. Collaborating with healthcare experts, we work to prove that a medical professional’s decisions or actions were contrary to the reasonable standards of care. Jacoby and Meyers lawyers gather evidence and seek out testimony to prove your injury was caused by negligence, omission or carelessness so you can receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Long-term care expenses
- Pain and suffering
No Legal Fees Unless There is a Successful Settlement or Verdict
Our firm is committed to providing affordable legal representation to those in need. Jacoby and Meyers personal injury clients pay no attorneys fees until and unless we successfully settle your case or win a verdict in your favor.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury as a result of medical malpractice, contact us today for free consultation.
Medical Malpractice FAQ:
What is medical malpractice?
If a health care professional provides substandard treatment which causes harm, injury or death to a patient, it may be labelled medical malpractice.
What are some examples of the medical malpractice errors?
Medical malpractice errors include:
Defective Medical Devices
Failure to Diagnose
Improper Blood Transfusions
If am not satisfied with the results of surgery, can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor?
An unexpected or unsatisfied result of surgery does not necessarily mean that negligence occurred. In order to file a medical malpractice case, a plaintiff has to show that the medical professional’s negligence resulted in an injury.
Can I file a medical malpractice claim against a doctor who prescribed a drug for treatment, but didn’t tell me it was part of an experimental program?
It is the physician’s duty to discuss treatment or the prescribed drug. If the drug is a part of an experimental program, you have the right to refuse to participate in it. If the doctor did not tell you that the prescribed drug was part of an experimental program, you may be able to file a case against the doctor based on his failure to obtain your “informed consent” related to the treatment. In addition, if the drug has harmed you the doctor may be held responsible.
Failure to Diagnose
Of all types of medical malpractice claims, diagnostic errors lead to the largest number of medical malpractice claims and are the most frequent cause of death, permanent injury, and major and minor injury.
Failure to diagnose is often linked to medical negligence. Medical negligence causes thousands of deaths every year, in fact medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the US (Journal of the American Medical Association).
Frequently asked questions:
My doctor failed to diagnose my condition; can I pursue a medical negligence claim?
If your health care provider fails to provide a basic “standard of care,” (standard of care is essentially a medical standard to which health care professionals are expected to apply in each patient interaction) he/she very well may be considered negligent. If that negligence results in injury, a worsened or preventable medical condition, or other damages, you very well may be entitled to compensation.
What should I expect if I chose to pursue a medical negligence claim?
Because medical negligence cases are often very challenging attorneys are typically very selective about the cases they’ll accept. Doing so saves the victims time and energy, instead of pursing a case that has little chance of success, the victims are able to focus their energy elsewhere. Cases that are accepted typically require an intensive investigation. The time in which it takes to actually receive compensation varies based on the specifics of the case.
How long do I have to decide if I want to file a claim?
Every state differs but most states do have a statue of limitations. If you suspect your health care provider failed to diagnose a condition that resulted in physical damages contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney today.