If You Were Injured by Medical Malpractice in New York, Our Lawyers Can Help
Medical malpractice in New York can happen in a variety of ways, and when it does, it can leave victims and families feeling shocked, anxious, and fearful. No one seeks help from a doctor expecting their illness or injury to become worse after the consultation or treatment. But this occurs with alarming frequency.
Medical professionals make mistakes. Whether in New York City, Long Island, the 5 boroughs or elsewhere, serious mistakes happen that impact people’s lives.
Many doctors, nurses and medical technicians are individuals who care deeply about assisting others and providing the best possible care. However, mistakes are often the result of negligence or recklessness. In cases where health care providers fail to meet the proper standard of care required by law, malpractice occurs.
Victims of Medical Malpractice May Recover Damages for their Injuries
The victim who suffers harm may have a medical malpractice claim and be able to collect monetary damages for their physical, emotional, and financial injuries caused by the negligence.
If you think a doctor, nurse, hospital, or technician acted negligently and caused you to suffer harm, our medical malpractice lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP may be able to help you. Our lawyers have the experience and skill needed to navigate all types of malpractice claims successfully. We can help determine the course of action that will get you the results you want. Whether it is negotiating a settlement or bringing your case in front of a jury, our malpractice lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP will work tirelessly toward getting you the compensation you deserve.
What Are Some Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle?
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, our lawyers are qualified to handle a wide variety of medical malpractice claims. Medical errors can occur at any step during the process of seeking help for an ailment or injury. Each case has a unique set of facts and circumstances, and medical conditions do not always present the same or require the same treatments. These are just some of the reasons that malpractice cases can be complicated.
There are, however, some types of medical malpractice that are more common than others. They generally fall into the following categories:
- Birth Injuries
- Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis of a condition
- Surgical errors
- Prescribing the wrong medication
- Prescribing conflicting medications
- Prescribing the wrong dose of medication
Our attorneys have experience handling negligence cases that fall into all of these categories and are ready to help.
Are you asking yourself, “Do I have a medical malpractice claim?” We can help answer that question.
Medical Malpractice Can Cause Birth Injuries
In New York and nationwide, malpractice lawyers like the ones at Alonso Krangle, LLP, frequently work on cases that arise from injuries during childbirth.
Birth injuries often cause permanent brain damage and a lifetime of developmental and physical disabilities. Cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, hypoxia, and traumatic brain injury, are just some of the birth injuries that give rise to malpractice claims.
When these injuries occur, it can be because a doctor and/or nurse did not exercise the proper standard of care. This means someone was negligent. If your child suffered a birth injury, ask yourself the following questions:
- Were you in labor for an unusually long time?
- Did the doctor fail to notice signs that the baby was in distress?
- Did the doctor use a vacuum or forceps to remove the baby?
- Did the doctor fail to perform a timely C-Section?
- Were there signs of trouble that someone missed?
Consider reviewing these questions and their answers with the lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP to find out if you have a medical malpractice claim.
Surgical Errors Can Have Catastrophic Impacts on Patients
All surgery has risks. Every time something goes wrong, it does not mean that you have a meritorious malpractice claim. For example, there is always the risk of infection or the development of blood clots. If you get an infection, it does not guarantee that you will win a malpractice case. There are other factors that matter.
The injury that occurs during or after surgery must be the result of negligent behavior. The surgeon or other practitioners must have failed to adhere to the proper standard of care.
Consider the following:
You suffer a post-surgery infection. You learn that the operating room nurse did not sterilize the surgical instruments according to proper hospital standards. You would likely have to prove that if the instruments were sterilized properly, you would not have become infected. In all negligence cases, including medical malpractice, you have to show that the negligence actually caused you to suffer harm/injuries.
Other surgical errors that often result in malpractice claims include:
- Leaving instruments in the patient’s body
- Leaving sponges and gauze in the patient’s body
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Damaging nearby organs and tissue during surgery
- Not following proper procedures during surgery
Failing to Diagnose and Misdiagnosing are Frequent Subjects of Malpractice Claims
Leaning that your doctor missed a diagnosis can be traumatic. We go to doctors expecting them to help us get better. When a diagnosis is incorrect, delayed, or missed altogether, the result can be the inability to seek meaningful treatment. If you or someone you love was misdiagnosed and is suffering because of it, you must ask,
- “Should the doctor have done something differently?”
- “Would another doctor have seen it on the scan?”
- “Should I have been referred to a specialist?”
- “Why didn’t anyone ask about my symptoms or history?”
These cases require sensitivity and tenacity, especially when it is too late for the patient to seek relief. Our lawyers understand how painful and emotional this type of situation can be for clients and their families and are ready to assist you in getting the justice you deserve.
Other Medical Malpractice Claims Our Lawyers Handle
There is no end to the types of malpractice claims that experienced lawyers come across. Birth injuries, surgical errors, and misdiagnosis are simply a few of the more common ones. At Alonso Krangle, LLP, our lawyers also handle medical negligence cases that arise from:
- Prescription errors
- Injuries to the mother during labor and pregnancy
- In utero injuries to the fetus
- Treatment errors
- Defective medical devices
- Mistakes administering medication
- Broken hospital and testing equipment
Who Is Liable For Malpractice?
It is not always the doctor who is responsible for medical malpractice. There may be other negligent parties involved in your case. Some of the parties who may be involved in a malpractice claim include:
- Medical technicians
- Medical students
- Pharmaceutical companies
- Medical device manufacturers
- Hospital administrators
- Hospital owners/operators
Contact Alonso Krangle, LLP if You are the Victim of Medical Malpractice
We are here to help you navigate the complexities that malpractice cases involve. While you deal with the physical, emotional, and even financial aftermath of medical negligence, leave the legal issues to our experienced lawyers. We can help you collect monetary damages for your medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering caused by malpractice.
Call Alonso Krangle, LLP at 516-350-5555 for a free evaluation of your medical malpractice claim. Time may be of the essence, so call today.