It is hard to forget all the recent news stories regarding Joan Rivers and the alleged malpractice that occurred in the hospital that likely led to her death. While that malpractice story made major headlines, the sad truth is that there are many other stories just like it that occur every day in New York City, and the majority of them don’t gain any notable mention, though that doesn’t make them any less important to the loved ones and friends of the victims.
Nobody deserves to suffer more pain, injury or death when they seek treatment for medical conditions or emergencies, and a doctor or medical facility that is negligent in a patient’s care must be made to face judgment, as well as compensate loved ones for the wrongdoing. The question, however, is who do you sue for medical malpractice—the doctor or the hospital?
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Medical malpractice lawyers in New York can help answer that question, and the answer depends on the particular circumstances surrounding each case. For example, did someone suffer more injury, negligent care or wrongful death while under the care of a surgeon, doctor, or hospital safe, and what were the exact factors leading to the malpractice in question. New York medical malpractice lawyers are familiar with city hospitals and medical facilities, and are best equipped to navigate the difficult and time-consuming investigation that must be conducted in order to provide loved ones with the most deserving and rightful compensation. If you have questions about medical malpractice and want to know your rights, contact a New York medical malpractice attorney today.