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Last Updated: 06-17-2022

Hach & Rose, LLP Holds Medical Professionals Accountable

If you have been hurt due to the careless actions of a medical professional, the medical malpractice attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP are here to help you.

Unfortunately, medical mistakes are alarmingly common and are estimated to claim the lives of as many as 100,000 patients each year in the United States alone, to say nothing of the many others who are harmed but survive. Patients or families of patients who suffer as a consequence of medical malpractice should immediately consult an attorney to discuss their rights and legal options.

Human error is the leading cause of medical malpractice, and it can be devastating for the victims and their loved ones. If you or a family member are suffering after a medical professional made a costly mistake, you may be forced to file a lawsuit to protect your financial future. Hach & Rose, LLP has successfully represented many medical malpractice claims on behalf of our clients, and our team has secured over $250,000,000 in settlements and verdicts. When dealing with medical malpractice, our clients are faced with corrective treatments, physical therapy, and forced time away from work. The physical pain, financial stress, and emotional anguish can easily cause families to feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the future. You don’t have to work through the aftermath alone, and Hach & Rose, LLP can assist you every step of the way.

The New York medical malpractice lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, are prepared to help you or your loved one pursue financial compensation after a medical professional’s mistakes have led you to suffer an injury or complications of your condition. We will aggressively fight for every penny that you deserve. Contact us at (212) 779-0057 for more information about medical malpractice lawsuits and your legal options.

Why You Need An Attorney

Hospitals, doctors, and medical staff have a responsibility to provide the best care possible for every patient. Not only did you trust your health to these individuals, but you also put your life in their hands. If they caused any injury or complication on top of your current condition, your future might be in jeopardy. You expected these medical professionals to protect your best interests, and through their negligent and reckless actions, they failed. It is not your fault that their mistake has caused you to suffer, and it is not your responsibility to correct their errors on your own. The New York personal injury attorneys Hach & Rose, LLP has the experience and knowledge that you need on your side to receive the fair and reasonable compensation that is owed to you. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that we only get paid if we win the case. Contact our firm now at Hach & Rose, LLP to schedule a free consultation.

Examples of Medical Malpractice

Even minor accidents in a hospital setting can lead to drastic consequences. Some of the most commonly reported medical malpractice accidents include:

Surgical Errors

Having to go through surgery can be emotionally difficult to handle as no surgery is without risk. It is an intimidating, but often necessary, medical procedure. When you choose to go through with a surgical procedure, you trust healthcare providers to minimize these risks as best as possible by following procedure and performing your surgery to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, however, negligence during surgery occurs all too often, and sadly, it can have devastating consequences for the patient. Many things can go wrong during surgery, including surgery on the wrong body part, injury to other organs, and even surgical equipment left inside of a patient.

The stress of surgery should not be worsened by complications due to surgical errors, which are often easily avoidable. When a patient has their health and well-being compromised because of such errors, they are often deserving of compensation from the irresponsible surgeon or medical professional. If you have been injured because of a negligent healthcare provider, you do not have to face the damages alone.

Types of Surgical Errors

The proper preparation and execution of surgery should be expected of experienced and trained medical professionals, but unfortunately, mistakes are surprisingly common as a result of careless actions by members of the surgical team. Some of the most common surgical errors include:

  • Operating on the wrong area of the body
  • Performing unnecessary surgery
  • Performing surgery on the wrong patient
  • Leaving behind surgical tools in the body
  • Failing to sterilize surgical tools properly

Any of these mistakes can cause serious harm to a patient, whether by creating a new problem, failing to address the original problem, or worsening the condition it was meant to treat.

Improper Treatment

Recovering from a serious injury or illness can be difficult, even with the proper medical care and treatment. However, when a medical professional administers inadequate or improper treatment, your recovery can be slowed and your health put in danger. If a person isn’t provided with the right treatment for their broken bones, they may develop serious health problems as a result. From delaying actual treatment to forcing patients to endure unnecessary surgeries, improper treatment can pose a serious risk of health complications.

Physicians, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners are required to have the knowledge and ability to deliver the proper treatment for their patients, and there is no excuse for improper care. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of improper treatment in New York, the attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP can help you seek the compensation you deserve.

Wrong Diagnosis

When you know something is wrong with you physically, but aren’t sure what it is, you assume that you can trust the opinion of a medical professional. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, as careless and negligent doctors can give a wrong diagnosis, forcing a patient to possibly sustain harm due to receiving the wrong treatment, in addition to not getting the proper treatment they need.

Many people in New York suffer from the very serious repercussions that a wrong diagnosis can have. In fact, a wrong diagnosis can have not only physical ramifications, but also serious psychological and financial ones. While recovering from the aftermath of a wrong diagnosis can be extremely difficult, getting compensation and justice through a medical malpractice claim can make it easier.

What Causes a Wrong Diagnosis?

Though an incorrect diagnosis should never happen, with due care and diligence, sometimes these mistakes are the result of human negligence. For instance, the following are some common causes of incorrect diagnoses:

  • Failing to perform certain tests
  • Misreading symptoms
  • Misreading test results
  • Hospital error / paperwork error

These mistakes can mean that a patient does not get diagnosed properly, or in a timely manner; even if he or she gets diagnosed correctly eventually, the delay and original mistake could mean that it’s too late. However, patients who suffer from such grievous errors can sometimes be compensated financially.

Emergency Room Errors

When a serious and unexpected injury or illness occurs, most people’s first instinct is to seek treatment at the nearest emergency room (ER), as we believe the medical professionals in these places will provide the best care possible. Sadly though, as our team at Hach & Rose, LLP, is all too aware, some people in New York who seek treatment at ERs suffer from emergency room errors, leaving them with injuries, pain, discomfort, and emotional trauma.

Though a positive outcome is never completely guaranteed, people who seek treatment in an ER should not have to stand for any additional harm that is done to them by negligent or careless medical professionals in an ER. Fortunately for those who have been harmed by emergency room errors, it is often possible to hold the person or emergency room itself responsible for the consequences, giving victims much-needed compensation and justice.

Hospital Negligence

When entrusting your health to a medical professional, it is reasonable to expect careful and skilled treatment. Unfortunately, when a medical practitioner is negligent, you could be seriously injured. In the event that you have been victimized by poor medical treatment, you could be eligible to pursue compensation to offset your pain and suffering.

In addition to the initial psychological trauma that hospital negligence can cause to patients, unacceptable medical treatment could prolong recovery times and necessitate more medical procedures. The most common forms of hospital negligence include:

  • Inadequate staffing
  • Inadequate supervision
  • Failure to perform
  • Misdiagnosis

Hospital-Acquired Infections Due to Medical Malpractice

Staying in a hospital, whether it’s for a planned surgery or recovering from an illness or injury, can be frightening as you worry about your recovery. Unfortunately, sometimes hospitals can be more detrimental to your health than they are beneficial. Hospital patients are often put at risk of developing serious infections due to healthcare professionals’ failure to properly disinfect tools, rooms, and other surfaces.

Common Hospital Infections
Many hospital infections are associated with the use of instruments including ventilators, catheters, and central lines. The most common infections acquired at hospitals include:

  • Surgical site infections
  • Bladder infections
  • Pneumonia
  • C. difficile infections
  • Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)

Your health and recovery should be a hospital’s number one priority, and it should never be compromised by improper sanitation or procedure. Fortunately, you may have several legal options if you developed an infection after being admitted to a hospital. The New York hospital negligence attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, understand the extensive impact that hospital negligence can have on an individual and their family. If you believe that you have been the victim of hospital negligence, you should consult with an attorney to discuss your rights and options.

Delayed Treatment

Experiencing symptoms and pain that stems from an unknown or uncertain condition can cause a great deal of fear and anxiety. However, we trust doctors to provide a timely and accurate diagnosis to help us alleviate some of this fear, caused by the unknown, and get the treatment we need. Unfortunately, due to the reckless actions of doctors and other medical professionals, the treatment we need to improve our health is delayed, causing substantial problems.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, we know that many patients in New York experience the pain and problems that can accompany delayed treatment. From physical suffering and emotional trauma to significant financial burdens, the repercussions of delayed treatment can be great. Fortunately, many people are able to get financial compensation and justice for the harm they have suffered in these situations by holding the doctor or other medical care provider who was responsible for the delayed treatment legally accountable.

Birth Injuries

Throughout the duration of a pregnancy, there are many precautions that parents must take to ensure that their infant is developing healthily. It is crucial to find a skilled physician that will monitor development as well as perform the child’s delivery. Unfortunately, though many deliveries are successful and result in a healthy child, sometimes birth injuries occur. Birth injuries range in nature and severity but are usually caused by a medical error. Since infants are extremely vulnerable, they can be injured in several ways during the delivery process. The following are the most commonly occurring birth injuries:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy/Brachial Plexus
  • Cephalohematoma
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Brain Damage
  • Spinal Damage
  • Infection
  • Trauma in Delivery

In the event of a birth injury, the child can suffer mentally as well as physically. Oftentimes the long-term consequences of a birth injury can only be estimated. The attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP, understand the trauma that New York families can experience when birth injuries occur. Fortunately, families can take legal action against the responsible physician or hospital in order to obtain compensation for the damages.

Wrongful Death

When we place loved ones in the care of medical professionals, we never imagine doctors and surgeons causing more harm than good. However, not all health care professionals practice medicine with the diligence and thoughtfulness that we often expect. In the most extreme cases, the careless actions of doctors and surgeons may cause death to patients.

As many as 100,000 people die each year in medical facilities due to hospital negligence and medical mistakes. If one of your loved ones has been the victim of medical malpractice while under the care of a New York physician, the wrongful death attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, can inform you of your legal rights and help you pursue justice in this difficult time.

No matter what type of complications you are dealing with, you may need future medical therapies to recover. These costs can be challenging to take on alone, but for many people, financial compensation from the liable party is available through a successful medical malpractice lawsuit. Hach & Rose, LLP understands the challenging times that our clients and their families have been forced to endure, and we will handle the legal process every step of the way so you can focus on recovering and spending time with your loved ones.

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If you or someone you love has been a victim of medical malpractice, we may be of assistance. You owe it to yourself and your family to seek financial compensation when the negligent actions of a medical professional caused you harm. Our record of success shows that we are serious about getting our clients the security and stability that only a medical malpractice claim can provide them if their doctor has hurt them.We believe in working hard for every client, and we are determined to win each case. You shouldn’t settle for just any law firm to manage this critical matter. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling (212) 779-0057 today for the experienced and committed legal representation that you need in this challenging time.

Frequently Asked Questions

With over 100 years of combined legal experience, it is no wonder why so many New York families have trusted Hach & Rose, LLP to represent their medical malpractice lawsuits. We are familiar with the types of costly mistakes medical professionals often make and we are dedicated to presenting these facts in the court of law. If you have any questions, you should not hesitate to call our law firm at (212) 779-0057 to speak with a member of our team directly. Over the years, we have successfully recovered millions in compensation for our clients with their medical malpractice claims. We are here to help explain your rights and your options. Below are some frequently asked questions about medical malpractice.

If I am unhappy with the results of my surgery, can that be considered medical malpractice?

Unfortunately, there are no guarantees from a legal perspective when it comes to medical procedures. If the results of your surgery were unsuccessful or unexpected, it does not necessarily indicate an instance of negligence. Medical malpractice claims can only be filed against a medical professional who is guilty of negligence, such as not meeting the standards of care or failing to follow the correct procedure. To prove a medical malpractice case is valid, there will need to be clear and convincing evidence that the doctor, dentist, nurse, staff, or hospital neglected to follow the standard guidelines that apply to the procedure.

If I signed a consent form, am I still eligible to make a medical malpractice claim?

Yes, you may still be able to file a claim to recover financial compensation. Informed consent means that the doctor explained all of the possible benefits, risks, and alternative options involved with the medical procedure, and patients are required to provide written consent. However, providing your doctor with written consent only gives them the right to proceed, and it does not protect them against acts of negligence. It is still possible that they deviated from the standard of care, and if this action led to the worsening of your condition, you may have to right to file a medical malpractice claim against them.

How long will the court take to award damages?

Medical malpractice lawsuits are serious, and they typically involve several parties. Consequently, these types of claims can take several months, if not longer, to resolve. If you are suffering because a medical professional caused you injury due to their careless, reckless, or negligent actions, then you should strongly consider speaking with an attorney to protect your rights and help you the fair compensation that you are owed.

If I am awarded damages, does the doctor have enough money to pay?

The amount of money you are awarded will depend on the specific details surrounding your claim, and part of the legal proceedings will be dedicated to establishing an amount that is owed to you. Factors that contribute to larger amounts include permanent injuries that require future medical treatments, life expectancy, partial fault on the plaintiff, and other lawsuits brought forth against the defendants. In the end, it is usually insurance companies that are required to pay for medical malpractice damages, and the doctor will not be personally paying for the damages out of their own pocket.

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