NY Lawyers Medical Malpractice
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, Our Lawyers Handle Malpractice Claims for Clients Across Long Island
Most people trust doctors. We assume that medical professionals like doctors and nurses will do everything they can to help us. Often, they do. They diagnose our ailments. They give us medication. They perform surgery. Hopefully, they help us reach a full recovery.
But, medical professionals have challenges that make it hard to pay the amount of attention often needed to treat patients. What are some challenges facing medical professionals? Reduced levels of staffing, packed schedules, increased regulations from employers, and New York State.
These factors, along with the fact that medical professionals are human, can result in poor decisions and careless actions. Patients are in harm’s way because of negligence in Queens, Suffolk County, and Nassau County.
Our malpractice attorneys at Alonso Krangle, LLP recognize the suffering that results from the negligence of medical professionals. We see firsthand how families are traumatized after medical malpractice causes harm or the death of someone they love.
We also know how to navigate the complex nature of medical malpractice claims. Our negligence lawyers representing clients across Long Island have the experience and skill to handle your malpractice case. We can stand up to insurance companies. We know what questions to ask. We have the resources to collect evidence and find witnesses to put together a robust medical malpractice claim. You deserve compensation when medical negligence causes harm. Let our lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP, help you fight for the maximum damages the laws allow.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Every time a treatment does not work out or a doctor misses a diagnosis; it is not medical malpractice. There are times when medical professionals are not at fault for things turning out poorly.
Medical professionals in New York must, however, adhere to a standard of care when dealing with patients. Medical malpractice, or negligence, occurs when someone fails to provide care that meets the standard, and it results in injuries or death.
Is There a Single Acceptable Standard of Care for Medical Professionals?
The standard of care varies from profession to profession and even region to region. Generally, the acceptable standard of care for a medical professional is established based on several factors. The standard of care is usually guided by
- The generally accepted practices and procedures used by other medical professionals
- In the same geographic area
- Treating a patient with the same illness, disorder, or symptoms
- Under the same or similar circumstances.
Consider the following example:
A patient accuses his Long Island surgeon of malpractice. During a hernia repair, the patient suffered a bowel perforation. The patient required additional surgery, a colostomy bag, and several weeks in the hospital because of complications with bowel surgery. The patient claims that the doctor was negligent during the hernia repair, which caused the perforation and subsequent problems.
In this case, to establish the acceptable standard of care, you would examine what other surgeons in Nassau and Suffolk Counties do during hernia repairs. What precautions do they take to avoid perforations? What instruments do they use? What experience do they have? Were the circumstances of the surgery similar?
Usually, experts will be interviewed or called to testify to establish the standard of care. Once your lawyers can establish the standard of care, additional evidence will be needed to prove the medical professional breached it and caused your injuries.
Who Can Be Liable For Malpractice in New York?
Many people ask, “can only doctors commit malpractice?” The answer is no. Any medical professional with a duty to patients can be negligent and subject to liability. Some of the following health care professionals and institutions might be subject to liability when negligence causes injuries:
- Physicians’ assistants
- Nurse practitioners
- Doctors and surgeons of all types
- Walk-in clinics and urgent care centers
- Ambulatory surgical centers
- Physical therapists
- Nurses’ aides and assistants
- Lab technicians
If you need a malpractice lawyer in Queens or Long Island, because you received negligent medical treatment, call Alonso Krangle LLP for help.
When You Get Injured by Medical Malpractice in New York, Our Lawyers File Claims
At Alonso Krangle, LLP, our medical malpractice lawyers handle claims for people across Long Island. We represent clients in malpractice claims in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and Queens. Some of these claims may result in a settlement. Others, may proceed through trial. Each case is different. But there are some common categories of the more common types of actions that lead to malpractice claims. Many medical malpractice claims fall into one of the following categories:
- Failure to diagnose
- Failure to treat
- Wrong treatment
- Dangerous drugs
- Wrong diagnosis
- Surgical errors
- Brain injuries
- Wrong surgery
- Wrongful death
- Treatment of wrong body part
- Medication errors
- Infections caused by conditions or protocol at a medical facility
- Hospital negligence
- Birth injuries
- Negligent hiring
- Defective medical devices
If you or someone you know suffered because of something on this list or another act of negligence, call our Long Island medical malpractice lawyers at Alonso Krangle, LLP.
For Help, Call Our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Where can you find a lawyer who handles medical malpractice cases on Long Island? Look no further than Alonso Krangle, LLP. Our experienced negligence lawyers are standing by to take your call and review your medical malpractice claim free of charge.
Call Alonso Krangle, LLP at 800-403-6191, and learn more about how to obtain damages when you suffer injuries because of malpractice. You might be able to collect damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more. Time may be of the essence, so call now.
Alonso Krangle, LLP, handles medical malpractice claims in New York, Long Island, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk.