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Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If your doctor failed to diagnose your disease, if your child was harmed during birth, if you or a loved one suffered surgical complications or if you were given the wrong dosage for your prescription, you are the victim of medical negligence and may have a valid medical malpractice lawsuit. These hospital and medical professional errors are more common than you may think. At the Bronx medical malpractice law firm of James Newman, P.C., we believe in justice for those harmed by medical mistakes. We offer compassionate counsel — but even more, we provide the determined representation you need to get maximum compensation. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer from our firm today so we can fight for you.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Here to Fight for You

Incidents of medical malpractice and medical negligence are far from rare, and unfortunately, they often lead to severe injuries or death. If you or a loved one has been harmed as a result of medical malpractice, you can have confidence in your decision to turn to a seasoned New York City personal injury lawyer from James Newman, P.C. to fight for you.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, health care professional, hospital or other health care facility fails to care for someone in accordance with the accepted standards of the medical profession and that person is injured as a result.

The treatment can fall below the acceptable standard of care because of their mistakes, ignorance, lack of skill, negligence, misdiagnosis or other errors. The law holds doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals responsible for providing care at acceptable standards. When they deviate from those standards, they may be held accountable for medical malpractice.

Fulfilling the Burden of Proof

Two factors must exist to show medical malpractice:

  • The medical professional or hospital must have breached the accepted standard of care in that medical field; and
  • That breach must be a substantial factor in causing the injury

For instance, your condition worsened after you were given the wrong medication, or a birth injury was caused by the misuse of forceps. Many medical mistakes are preventable — the result of anything from technical or procedural errors to malfunctioning equipment or even a miscommunication.

In general, there are no guarantees of any medical results. As another example, many surgeries can be performed correctly but end up with bad results. To show malpractice, you need to prove more than just a bad result. You have to show that the bad result resulted from the doctor’s deviation from the appropriate standard of care for your condition. In other words, you would have to show that the doctor was negligent, and that his negligence caused your bad result.

If you or a family member has suffered harm as the result of a medical error or the negligence of a doctor or hospital staff, Bronx medical malpractice lawyer James Newman will fight the insurance companies on your behalf, whether the damage was caused by:

  • Surgical error, including procedures done on the wrong site, incorrect surgery, misuse of medical tools or instruments, foreign objects left in the body, post-op complications and infections
  • Birth injuries
  • Hospital malpractice
  • Failure to diagnose cancer, heart attacks, stroke, diabetes or other diseases
  • Chart errors, including inadequate patient history, lack of notes or incomplete fields
  • Emergency room errors, such as improper diagnoses, failure to order the proper tests and failure to treat
  • Nurse and hospital personnel errors, including failure to respond to an alarm and improper medication administration
  • Wrongful death

It is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to discuss a medical malpractice lawsuit. The laws in New York require that a lawsuit must be filed within two-and-a-half years of your injury and within one year of the discovery of a foreign object left in your body.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

The bottom line is that if you’ve been harmed by a careless medical professional, you are in the right place. Contact the Bronx medical malpractice lawyers at James Newman, P.C. for a free consultation. We will stand by your side to get you the compensation you deserve.

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