If you think that you or a loved one might be the victim of medical malpractice, a Bronx medical malpractice attorney can review your situation and answer your questions. Traditionally, medical malpractice cases have been lawsuits against doctors, but other healthcare professionals, hospitals, and medical facilities can also be sued for malpractice.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we have been helping injured people since 1988. Our clients know that we protect their rights and work hard to win a fair and just outcome for them and their loved ones.
You have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit for medical malpractice in the State of New York, so do not delay. If you miss the deadline, you may be unable to recover compensation for your injuries and resulting damages.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice claims can take many different forms, including:
Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
When a patient gets diagnosed with a disease that he does not have or the doctor fails to properly diagnose an existing illness, the patient’s condition can get worse and his or her ability to recover or survive can decline. For example, a failure to diagnose cancer can lead to medical malpractice lawsuits because the malignancy can progress from an early, treatable stage to a terminal, late-stage cancer with little hope of survival.
Childbirth Injury to Mother or Infant
Failure to adequately monitor mothers and infants during pregnancy, labor and delivery—and take the correct action at the right time—can result in severe injuries. For instance, the failure to diagnose and treat pregnancy related diabetes or to appropriately monitor the fetal heart rate can lead to catastrophic injuries and in some cases death of the mother, fetus or both.
When a physician removes the wrong organ, fails to biopsy suspicious tissue discovered during an operation, mistakenly causes damage during the procedure, fails to terminate surgery when it is unsafe to continue or leaves a foreign object such as a surgical sponge inside of you, the doctor can be guilty of medical malpractice
Your doctor makes the correct diagnosis but does not treat the condition or prescribes the wrong treatment. For example, a doctor diagnoses a diabetic patient with a foot wound that does not heal. Instead of sending the patient to the proper medical specialist, the doctor tells the patient to come back in a year for a follow-up visit. In the meantime, the wound becomes infected, and the patient may thereafter need to undergo amputation of all or part of the foot or worse.
Failure to Discuss Known Risks of a Medical Procedure
Doctors are not supposed to perform medical procedures on patients without informed consent. You cannot give informed consent without understanding the known risks.
Failure to Monitor
Let us say that a person has poorly controlled seizures. The doctor fails to monitor the patient, who eventually suffers significant, irreversible brain damage from numerous seizures.
Prescription drugs can be lethal if given to the wrong patient or at the incorrect dosage. A doctor can prescribe the wrong medicine for a patient, which can cause two-fold harm in that the medical condition will not receive treatment and the prescribed drug can cause harm. For example, a doctor accidentally writes the name of a heart medication for a patient that is being treated for depression.
We want to help you. If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries or damages due to the malpractice of a doctor, medical professional, hospital or other medical facility you are entitled to obtain the financial compensation that you and your family deserve. Give us a call today to see how a Bronx medical malpractice lawyer can assist with your medical malpractice case at (212) 732-2929.
Recoverable Compensation in a Medical Malpractice Case
While every case is different, you may be able to recover compensation for any of the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical expenses, both current and future
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Miscellaneous expenses related to the medical malpractice you suffered
Our team will investigate your injuries and losses to determine the value of your case. We will fight for the highest settlement to which you are entitled, or we will proceed to trial and obtain a jury verdict on your behalf, if necessary.
Get Legal Help from a Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyer
We realize that being the victim of medical malpractice is heartbreaking and extremely difficult however, our medical malpractice attorneys can help. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we take care of the legal matters for our clients so that they can focus on getting better.
You do not have to pay upfront legal fees to get our help. At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we handle medical malpractice cases on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we do not get paid until you win compensation for you or your loved ones.
You can call to talk to a medical malpractice attorney today at (212) 732-2929 for a free, no-obligation consultation.