Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer
When you’ve suffered a major medical injury, you’ll need compensation to overcome your suffering and medical costs. Contact a New York attorney when your doctor is careless with your health and safety.
When we head to the doctor, we expect a full recovery or, at least, for our health to be maintained. Unfortunately, you may find that you’re struggling with more severe injuries or illnesses than you did when you arrived.
If so, you may be a victim of medical negligence, as your doctor may have failed to give you the proper care you deserve. If you believe this is the case, contact the attorneys at Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC. We understand how tough getting compensation for a medical malpractice claim can be, and we’ll help you recover. Your Long Island medical malpractice lawyer is ready to give you the help you deserve.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
When you’re injured after a doctor’s visit, it’s important to understand your claim and whether you’re facing medical malpractice. You’ll need to understand your claim so you know whether you have grounds to file your claim. Your Long Island attorney can review your claim and give you answers for your unique case.
Medical malpractice refers to situations where your doctor failed to give you the appropriate care you needed, if they made a careless mistake. While not every case of a doctor’s mistake is malpractice, they may be classified as such if your doctor should have reasonably made the right decision.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice can take many forms. See below for some examples.
Birth injuries can occur to either mother or child during the birthing process. While natural, unpreventable occurrences are capable of causing birth injuries, improper safety precautions, lack of training, a failure to quickly respond to the distress of the child, and more are all potential instances of medical malpractice which can lead to devastatingly serious injuries or fatalities.
There are numerous situations which can cause brain injuries. In cases where you suspect the brain injury occurred as a result of a medical professional’s neglect, lack of training, incompetence, or outright intent to harm, you need to contact an attorney from our firm so that we can provide you with the legal representation you deserve.
Failure to Diagnose
We rely on medical professionals to know their job and professionally carry out the duties of that job. In fact, lives depend on it. When a medical professional’s inattention, neglect, or incompetence results in their failure to diagnose, and thus properly treat a patient’s medical condition in a timely manner, the results can be disastrous, and constitutes a breach of duty.
A large quantity of medical malpractice suits occur as a result of medical errors. While any professional can make a mistake or error, the errors made by medical professionals can cost someone their life. Not following proper procedures, prescribing the wrong medication, mixing up medical charts, administering an improper dose of medication, and surgical errors are types of medical errors which can leave a patient with life-altering injuries or ultimately cause their death.
We rely on doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to provide a certain level of medical care. In cases where a medical professional has failed to uphold their obligation to their patient and provide them with the proper diagnosis, treatment and care in alignment with accepted medical standards, they may be guilty of medical negligence.
A misdiagnosis can be just as deadly or disastrous as a failure to diagnose. When the medical professional you have entrusted to properly diagnose and help treat your medical condition, fails to do so because of their lack of training, inattentiveness, or some other reason, you can be left with a debilitating or life-threatening illness.
One of the most common forms of medical malpractice comes from medication errors. We count on doctors, pharmaceutical staff and other medical professionals to be responsible for the proper prescription and administration of medication. An incorrect dose or administration of the wrong medication can cause serious and sometimes permanent damage.
Compensation for Long Island Victims
When you’ve been injured by your doctor, you’ll need to act now to seek out the full compensation you deserve for your injuries. However, it’s best to seek a lawyer’s help before you begin. Your damages can be complex and difficult to calculate.
For example, you’ll need compensation for your financial losses, like the costs of your healthcare. These damages may not be as difficult to calculate, since you’ll simply need to add up the costs of your damages.
However, the intangible losses you’ve suffered may not be so simple. For example, the suffering from a prolonged illness or an injury caused by surgery can be difficult to place a price on. You’ll need your medical malpractice lawyer to help you with this step.
If you were injured by your doctor, you may be eligible for some of the following damages:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Lost wages
Why You Need a Malpractice Lawyer
Unfortunately, getting compensation for your Long Island medical malpractice claim can be tough. You need compensation for your loss, but it can be tough to fight back against the doctors. It’s your word against theirs, and without a lawyer on your side, it can be difficult to recover.
You may be concerned about filing on time. In New York, you’ll have three years for a typical injury claim. However, medical malpractice claims must be filed within thirty months, or two years and six months, following the injury. In some limited cases, you may have a year since the discovery of negligence, rather than the injury itself.
You’ll also need to be prepared for the doctor to try to blame you for the injury. Unfortunately, they may try to claim that you were partly responsible for the suffering you were put through. If those claims are successful, you could lose part of the compensation you need for your recovery.
Consult with a Long Island Medical Injury Attorney
When you’ve been injured by the people who are supposed to protect your health, a full recovery isn’t easy. You’ll need help getting the full compensation you deserve, and your lawyer from Jaghab, Jaghab & Jaghab, PC may be the best option for your claim.
If you’re struggling after a surgical mistake, or if your doctor let you suffer through a severe illness without the right treatment, contact us. We offer free consultations so you’ll know what to expect and how we can help you before you sign anything.
When you’re ready to file your claim, your Long Island medical malpractice lawyer will be ready to step up and get you the compensation you deserve. Give us a call at 516-747-8830 or fill out the online form below to begin.
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