There will always be need of skilled doctors, nurses and other medical professionals in New York and throughout the nation. Patients have the right to reasonably assume the utmost care will be taken to adhere to accepted safety standards when any treatment or care is provided. However, doctors and other medical staff members are human beings who can make mistakes just like anyone else. This is why so many incidents of medical malpractice occur every year.
Reasons for medical negligence vary greatly. Some errors occur due to lack of proper communication between various medical staff members. Others are caused by surgeons who are careless. In fact, a great number of malpractice cases involve things like wrong-site surgeries or doctors who have operated on the wrong patients.
Being overworked and understaffed is often cited as causal factors in medical negligence situations. Regardless of the exact details of a particular situation, if a patient suffers serious injury or illness because of substandard medical care, justice can be sought by filing a personal injury claim in a civil court. The first step in this process is often taken by contacting an experienced attorney in the area.
At Friedman Sanchez, LLP, we offer a free consultation to anyone considering filing a medical malpractice claim in New York in the aftermath of a surgical error or other mistake resulting in injury. We are prepared to review your situation and help you identify any and all possible sources of liability. We also have access to third party experts whose testimonies can help substantiate a claim when needed. Our main goal is to help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for the suffering you've endured.