Medical malpractice cases arise when a doctor, nurse, or other medical staff causes harm to a patient by failing to perform up to his or her duties as a medical professional. According to a report by the Journal of the American Medical Association, surgery errors accounted for 34% of inpatient medical malpractice incidents, while errors in diagnosis made up about 46% of medical malpractice claims in outpatient incidents. TANTLEFF & KREINCES, LLP, can analyze your medical malpractice case and hold those doctors or hospital personnel responsible for your injuries accountable for the damages they causes.
Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case in New York?
Medical malpractice cases arise from all different types of medical treatments, procedures, surgeries and medication errors. They can result in devastating lifetime consequences or even death. If you feel that your injury involved these elements, we advise talking to one of our attorneys to review your case and hold those accountable for your injuries responsible for their neglect. Some common medical malpractice cases involve:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis that result in deterioration of health.
- Childbirth injuries such as Erb’s Palsy or cerebral palsy.
- Negligent prenatal care and failure to identify birth defects.
- Negligent conduct by a doctor during childbirth.
- Prescription errors such as incorrect dosage recommendations or incorrect prescriptions.
- Anesthesia errors such as use of defective equipment or failure to monitor the patient’s vital signs.
- Surgery mistakes made in the surgeon’s operating room.
Shortened Time Period To File Suit
In the state of New York, the medical malpractice statute of limitations is two-and-a-half years either from the date of malpractice or from the end of continuous treatment rendered by the party or entity you intend to sue. If you have sustained injuries and/or harm as a result of medical malpractice, you may have the grounds to take your medical malpractice case to trial and collect money damages. Our experienced and compassionate attorneys will review your case and help you seek justice for your medical malpractice incident.