Queens Emergency Room Errors Lawyer
If you were injured due to medical negligence or errors, you may be looking into the process of filing an injury claim or lawsuit. Doctors and medical providers can be held legally accountable for injuries caused by negligence. To find out whether your case is eligible for compensation, contact a Queens emergency room errors lawyer.
Your lawyer can help you investigate your case, gather evidence to prove fault, add up the negative effects of your accident to determine your case’s value, and guide you through the entire personal injury claims process. Learn more about medical malpractice claims below.
Compensation for Your Medical Injuries
Medical malpractice of any kind can cause huge financial losses for the victims.
For instance, a doctor who fails to act in an emergency situation could cause you negative health problems for years or for the rest of your life. A surgical error could render you immobile or a medication error could cause organ damage.
Injuries and health problems could mean you will be unable to work for a long time or forever. This means you have no income to provide for your family. Medical injuries could leave you suffering from physical pain, mental distress, and reduced quality of life.
Which Losses Qualify for Compensation
No matter what injuries you suffered, you could be compensated for them and for the related losses you have experienced.
Additional examples of damages arising from medical malpractice claims include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of income
- Lost ability to earn an income
- Medical bills, medication costs
- Mental distress
- Cost of mental health treatment
- Cost of physical therapy
- Lost life enjoyment
- Permanent injury
Who Could be Liable for a Medical Injury
When you have been injured due to a medical practitioner’s negligence, you may suffer physically, emotionally or financially. The person who caused you these damages could be liable for what you went through. In order to recover financial compensation to make you whole, you need to find out who is responsible so you can pursue them legally.
Sometimes, the person responsible is the doctor who injured you. It could also be a nurse or healthcare worker. Liable parties also often include the healthcare facility or multiple parties. If you do not know who caused your injury, a Queens emergency room errors lawyer can help you find out.
Suing for Medical Malpractice
The State of New York has laws related to medical malpractice that allow you to bring an injury claim or lawsuit if you have been hurt and suffered damages due to medical fault. These laws also guide the process of filing for reasonable financial compensation before your right to bring a claim expires.
For instance, laws detail a time frame you must adhere to for filing a claim following an incident of malpractice. You generally have two years and six months in New York, according to CPLR 214-A to bring your claim though there are some exceptions to this rule.
Filing a Claim
Filing a claim for medical malpractice has several steps. For starters, you (or your lawyer) will need to investigate your injury and gather evidence of fault. You will probably need medical expert testimony to detail how you were injured, what damages you suffered and that these injuries were the result of medical malpractice.
You can notify the medical practitioner that you intend to sue for medical malpractice. The medical provider (or their insurance company) may offer to settle your claim without resorting to the legal process. If they do not settle, you could take your case to court.
A lawyer can guide you through every step, including performing a thorough investigation, obtaining all medical records, the filing of paperwork, insurance mediation, or litigation of your case, should it come to that.
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Proving Your Emergency Room Malpractice Case
Evidence is crucial in all types of personal injury cases. You should try to collect as much evidence as you can as soon as possible. Evidence can be lost over time, so do not delay and be vigilant in the collection of evidence as soon as possible after your injury.
For instance, write down the details of the incident, including the date, time, and circumstances. Obtain witness information and take photos of injuries, etc.
Evidence could include:
- Photos or videos of your medical injuries
- Statements from witnesses who saw the medical malpractice occur
- Testimony from a medical expert who states that your injury was the result of careless behavior and not simply an honest mistake
- Medical proof of your injuries
- Documentation of your losses
- Physical evidence
All of your evidence should be collected so it can be submitted with your claim.
Medical Errors in the Emergency Room
When people think of harm caused by a doctor, they often think of surgical errors. But there are other ways you can be severely injured due to negligence in an emergency room.
If a doctor or nurse administers you the wrong medication and you suffer negative health effects as a result, they may be liable for your resulting injuries. Additionally, if you were allergic to the medication, the medical provider may be responsible for failing to ask about allergies or disregarding known information. You can also be severely harmed if a doctor or healthcare worker fails to administer medical treatment in a timely manner. That failure could mean severe adverse health effects.
Below are some more examples of emergency room errors brought on by medical malpractice:
- Medication errors
- Failure to react appropriately to an emergency situation
- Failure to read a patient’s chart
- Surgical errors
- Unnecessary surgery
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
When you go to a Queens emergency room, you expect to get help from a doctor, not be harmed by one. Unfortunately, doctors can make negligent mistakes that cause you harm and damages. You do have the right to sue for medical negligence in New York, and a Queens emergency room errors lawyer can help you with that process.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, we are passionate about serving medical injury victims. All you have to do to learn more about how we can help with your case is call for a free case evaluation. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates represents clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
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