Medical Malpractice Attorney in NYC
It is not unusual for accidents to occur when undergoing medical treatment. However, when an injury results from medical treatment that deviates from accepted standards of practice, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be the only way for the patient to recover damages. If you have suffered a serious injury at the hands of a negligent doctor, hospital or another medical professional, you may be entitled to considerable compensation for your pain and suffering as well as future and past lost wages and medical bills. In cases of wanton and reckless conduct, punitive damages can also be attained for the victim. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you can count on the legal team at Katter Law to represent your interests. Contact our office today.
Types of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases typically require a significant amount of research and careful presentation to be successfully litigated. This is because a favorable outcome requires proof that there was a failure to provide a level of care that is commensurate with accepted standards and that such failure was the cause of the injury. Our firm is available to handle virtually any type of medical malpractice case, including those that result in major medical injuries or wrongful death. Medical malpractice can often occur as a result of:
- Misdiagnosis of cancer
- Misdiagnosis of cardiac conditions
- Misdiagnosis in pediatrics
- Prescribing experimental drugs
- Performing cosmetic surgery
- Birth injuries or death resulting from a delayed C-section procedure, failure to monitor the fetus, or improper delivery technique
- Emergency room errors
- Gastroenterology errors
- Medical device injuries
- Negligence on the part of a hospital, surgeon, nurse, obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN), or any other doctor or health care worker who fails to follow accepted standards of practice
- Post-surgical infection
- Nursing home neglect
- Lack of informed consent
Additionally, medical malpractice can also result from caregiver negligence, improper hiring, poor training, and managerial incompetence.
Statute of Limitations on Medical Malpractice Cases
Like many other states, New York requires that lawsuits are brought within a predetermined period of time known as the statute of limitations. If an individual fails to pursue their case within this time period, they will not be able to do so in the future. Of course, this can be devastating to learn after it is too late. Time is of the essence so be sure to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney soon. Medical malpractice cases in New York must be filed within 2.5 years from the date of the incident.
Contact a NYC Medical Malpractice Attorney
Because medical malpractice claims can be complex and difficult to prove, our firm utilizes advanced tools including computer simulations and real-life anatomical illustrations to explain complicated medical issues to a jury. At Katter Law, we also work closely with qualified medical experts to assist with litigation, both in and out of court. For over 30 years, our firm has helped medical malpractice accident victims obtain financial compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury as the result of the negligence of a doctor, hospital, nurse or other medical professional or facility, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.