Medical Malpractice may arise through the negligence of doctors, nurses, or any other medical professional. Medical malpractice can occur when a health care provider causes harm to a patient either from treatment, or a lack of treatment, which departs safe and accepted medical care standards. Almost half the medical malpractice trials are brought against surgeons, while a third are against non-surgeons.
Medical errors cost the economy $29 billion every year in excess medical expenses and lost productivity. Only one out of every eight patients who are seriously injured or killed by medical negligence ever files a lawsuit, and only one out of every 200 people admitted to a hospital died because of a hospital mistake.
Before a lawsuit is filed, NYC requires a thorough review of any and all relevant medical records. A knowledgeable physician with expertise in the specific medical practice areas should be consulted.
Medical Negligence. Medical or professional negligence or malpractice exists where there is proof a physician departed or deviated from accepted medical practices or standards. Such departures are often the cause or proximate cause of injury, harm, and loss for patients.
Medical malpractice litigation seeks to fairly and justly compensate the patient for all the harms and losses relative to, or caused by, professional negligence or medical malpractice. Furthermore, doctors and hospitals should be held accountable for their wrongful conduct, so as to prevent or deter the recurrence of similar unsafe practices and procedures. Your case could very well aid in the protection, promotion, and advancement of medical care procedures and practices which could help prevent others from suffering as you have suffered.
Choosing the Right Medical Malpractice Attorney. At Alan H. Figman, PLLC, we take great pride in investigating and prosecuting meritorious medical malpractice claims. We’re dedicated to advocating for patient health and safety. We will seek out those to be held accountable for your injury or loss, while also seeking fair and just compensation for those who have suffered injuries, disabilities, and/or loss due to the wrongdoing of doctors and other healthcare providers and institutions.
Call Alan H. Figman, PLLC now at (800) 521-0838 for a free consultation to evaluate your medical malpractice claim. Our offices are conveniently located in New York City. If you are unable to travel, we will gladly arrange to come to you at your home or hospital bed.