John A. DeGasperis, Esq.

What to Know About Medical Malpractice in New York

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Medical malpractice can result in serious injury and even death. If you or a loved one are facing the consequences of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Reach out to our firm today to speak with an experienced Ulster County medical malpractice lawyer about the details of your case and your options. Our attorneys are on your side.

What are common types of medical malpractice?

There are many ways in which a medical professional can act negligently and commit malpractice. Some of the most common instances of malpractice include the following:

  • Incorrectly analyzing or interpreting test results
  • Ordering the wrong tests
  • Wrong-site surgeries
  • Failing to monitor a patient
  • Failing to ask about a patient’s medical history
  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Failing to diagnose/treat cancer or other medical conditions
  • Errors made during childbirth
  • Failing to refer a patient to a specialist when necessary
  • Releasing a patient too soon
  • Failing to provide a patient with instructions regarding follow-up care
  • Making a decision that results in wrongful death
  • Leaving surgical instruments in a patient’s body

To learn more about medical malpractice it is in your best interest to reach out to our skilled attorneys today. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring that you obtain the compensation you need to heal.

How can I prove medical malpractice?

In order to obtain a favorable outcome in your medical malpractice claim, you will have to demonstrate several things. They include the following:

  • First, you need to show that you were the medical professional’s patient and that the medical professional, thus, owed you a duty of care.
  • You must then prove that the medical professional breached the duty of care by bringing the action that an otherwise reasonable medical professional would not have taken.
  • You will then have to prove that you were injured and incurred severe damages as a result of the medical professional’s breach of care.

When it comes to a medical malpractice suit, a medical professional’s career can be in jeopardy, which is why you can anticipate the physician in question will hire an assertive legal team to fight your claim. Because of this, you will need to retain the services of your own attorney that can fight back even stronger. Contact our firm today and retain the services of a skilled Ulster County medical malpractice lawyer today. Our firm is dedicated to ensuring that you and your future are a priority. Give us a call to get started.

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