Carle Place Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Carle Place, NY
When you are in the middle of a medical crisis, you not only expect, but rely on healthcare professionals to properly diagnose, administer medicine and perform surgery. If a hospital, nurse, doctor or dentist doesn’t deliver the expected standard of care and causes serious injury or death, it is considered a medical malpractice. A Carle Place Medical Malpractice Lawyer can help fight for you in these circumstances.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the third leading cause of death in the US is a result of medical negligence. In 2017, over three billion dollars were spent by the healthcare profession as a result of medical malpractices. However, it’s important to note that just because there was a bad outcome after medical treatment doesn’t mean it was a medical malpractice. There are plenty of instances when a doctor’s treatment doesn’t get the intended outcome even though adequate care was given.
WHAT MAKES MEDICAL TREATMENT A MALPRACTICE
To make a medical malpractice claim, certain facts need to be proven. First, the plaintiff needs to be proven to be a patient of the doctor. This is simple to prove, but it needs to be established that the doctor directly treated the patient. After that, negligence needs to be proven. There needs to be evidence that the doctor did not give the adequate care or failed to follow the correct procedures. They are expected to be “reasonably skillful and careful”(emphasis on “reasonable”). Once negligence is proven, there needs to be injury as a result. It needs to be evident that the injury was a result of the improper care rather than something that could have manifested on its own regardless of the doctors actions.
POPULAR MALPRACTICE CLAIMS
Ultimately, the injury would have to result in damages. These damages include physical and/or mental pain, additional medical bills and lost income due to time off work. The most common medical malpractice claims include:
Incorrect or failure to diagnose. A lot of medical crises are time sensitive or require a very specific way of being treated. An incorrect diagnosis could sometimes result in a worsening condition for the patient, due to too much time passing before being properly treated or not being treated correctly because of an incorrect diagnosis. If the doctor had made a more accurate diagnosis, the outcome would have been better for the patient
Improper warning of risks to the patient. Once a patient is being treated, they need to understand the risks that go along with treatment with the precautionary measures required once they are discharged. If a patient after hearing the risks would have decided to deny the treatment to avoid injury, the result could be a medical malpractice.
Improper treatment. This means a doctor doesn’t treat the patient in a way that a competent doctor would, and results in a an injury or worsening condition. Even if the doctor seems to have given the correct procedure, the treatment itself may have been administered improperly, resulting in injury.
Contact a Carle Place Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
Because there are many factors that go into a medical malpractice claim, it’s best to consult with an experienced lawyer to help you take the necessary steps to make your claim. Palermo Law has over twenty years of experience in helping the seriously injured recover their losses. Steven Palermo, who heads the legal team, has personally litigated hundreds of personal injury cases and has won multiple multi-million dollar verdicts. If you would like to receive compensation for your injury, give us a call for a free case evaluation.