Being in an accident is traumatic enough, especially if you or a loved one suffered injuries and needed to go to the hospital for diagnosis and treatment. Suffering additional injuries or being left without proper treatment due to medical malpractice is even worse, and if that happens, you normally have the right to sue for compensation.
Medical malpractice lawyers in NY have seen several cases where negligence on the part of a doctor or hospital in treating accident victims has led to further injury, and those victims subsequently received compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, and other damages such as lost wages from time missed from work.
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It is especially important not to wait to speak with a NY medical malpractice lawyer or a trial attorney, and the longer you wait, you may decrease the chances of being able to prove negligence. Additionally, you’ll want to be able to receive a settlement as soon as possible in order to pay medical bills and also receive fair compensation for any lifestyle changes you have to make as a result of your injuries.
Keep in mind that the injuries resulting from the accident are one separate case. A medical negligence claim is when you suffer additional injuries, or injuries you already sustained become worse, due to an error on the part of a doctor or medical facility. This can include waiting too long for proper treatment, a misdiagnosis, wrong type of treatment or medication prescribed, and many other errors. Speak to a NY medical malpractice attorney today to learn more about your rights.