Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Medical malpractice is when a healthcare provider treats a patient in a manner that deviates from accepted medical norms, resulting in injury to the patient. Most medical malpractice cases are brought under the theory of negligence. If you or someone you love was harmed because of a healthcare provider’s negligent actions or medical mistake, it is important to learn your rights and speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Contact a Queens medical malpractice lawyer today.
The legal team of professional attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos can help you understand your legal rights and whether you have a claim for the harm caused you. We guide clients throughout the process – asking the right questions, demanding answers, and collecting all evidence. Let our attorneys fight for you. Call today for your free, no-obligation consultation.
Experience with Many Types of Medical Malpractice
At Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, our legal team is experienced in handling malpractice cases involving:
- Heart attack
- Surgical error
- Birth injury
- Radiological errors
- Anesthesia error
- Plastic surgery error
- Emergency room error
- Prescription errors
- Failure to diagnose and delayed diagnosis
- Postoperative negligence
- And more
Every year hundreds of thousands of Americans are impacted by medical malpractice. A study conducted by Johns Hopkins experts published in 2016 concluded that more than 250,000 people lose their lives each year because of medical error. According to the study:
- Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the United States behind heart disease and cancer
- Medical error is responsible for 9.5% of all deaths in the United States every year
What is Medical Malpractice?
People injured by medical error often wonder the amount of compensation they can recover from a medical malpractice claim. Because each case is different, the extent of the injuries suffered will vary and, therefore, so do the damages and potential compensation. However, those injured by medical malpractice may receive compensation for damages including but not limited to:
- Loss of income
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional suffering
- Physical pain
- Cost of medical and rehabilitative services (past and ongoing care)
- Cost of medical equipment now needed due to the injury
Many victims of medical malpractice may not initially recognize their experience or treatment amounts to a claim. That’s where we can help. It is important to contact a Queens medical malpractice lawyer even if you are unsure you have a case as soon as possible. The statute of limitations on filing a malpractice claim in New York is only two and a half years.
Attorneys and Medical Experts Working Together
Medical malpractice cases are unique as the attorneys involved must be well versed in both the law and medicine. Recovering damages for malpractice claims can be extremely difficult and incredibly complex.
Our legal team works directly with a group of medical experts who examine the care patients receive. Our medical team offers their professional opinion in support of how a patient should have been treated and at what point during treatment the medical malpractice may have occurred. Our medical experts can assess whether a doctor or health provider deviated from the medical community’s standards during your care. Speak with a Queens medical malpractice lawyer for more information.
Speak with a Queens Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
Patients who suspect that their doctor, nurse, or other healthcare provider was negligent in their medical care should speak with a Queens medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. The earlier the investigation into your case can begin, the better the chances for a successful outcome. We know the work that needs to be done and who to speak with in fighting for the best results to your case and the compensation you deserve.
If you believe a medical professional’s negligence lead to your injuries, learn your rights. Call our dedicated legal team today at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos to schedule your free consultation, and arm yourself with the information and legal advocates you need to protect you or your loved one.