What is medical malpractice?
Most of us have had very positive experiences with doctors and hospitals, but unfortunately there are times when through the negligence of a doctor or the negligence of a hospital or a medical facility, a person can suffer a significant injury. The initial condition for which they were treated can be made worse or unfortunately, a death can result.
Examples of medical malpractice are: surgical errors, failure to diagnose cancer or a delay in diagnosis of cancer, an improper administration of medication, birth injuries, wrongful death and hospital or nursing home negligence. In other words, negligence that can cause injury while a person is a patient in a hospital or is a patient in a nursing home. If an individual does decide that a hospital, a medical facility or a doctor was negligent, it’s important to choose a lawyer that has experience, and particularly that has the medical knowledge to go up against the insurance companies that will mostly certainly strongly defend these cases.
It can be very scary to decide to pursue a case against a doctor or a hospital, but if you find a lawyer that has the experience and the medical knowledge and the willingness to take a case all the way to trial if necessary, then you can be comfortable that you have the best possible advocacy.
If you have been injured due to a medical professional or medical facility, please call Hach & Rose, LLP, at 212-779-0057 for legal assistance with an experienced New York medical malpractice lawyer.