Compassionate Medical Malpractice Attorneys in New York City
New York medical malpractice lawyers at Leeds Brown encounter negligence claims often. When a health care provider acts with neglect, causing harm to someone, the victim or the victim’s family may be able to bring a claim for medical malpractice. Our attorneys are thoroughly familiar with the complex and emotional nature of medical malpractice cases. After all, our clients have often been injured by the very people they trusted to help them.
Our New York City negligence attorneys have an excellent combination of experience and compassion to help you through this difficult time. You may still be recovering from your injuries and unable to support your family. If you or someone you love suffered an injury because of a health care professional’s negligence, contact our attorneys today. You may be entitled to recover monetary compensation to help with your rising medical expenses and lost wages. You may also be able to collect a monetary award for your pain and suffering.
Serious Injuries Caused by Medical Negligence in New York City
Medical malpractice in New York comes in many different forms and occurs in many different places. The doctor’s office, the hospital and the nursing home unfortunately involve situations in which health care providers act negligently. Sometimes the injuries that result from mistakes are minor and quickly fixed, with no real lingering effects on the patient. Other times, however, injuries and even death can leave a family heartbroken and financially ruined.
Every malpractice case is different but there are some serious injuries that we tend to see more often than others. Some of these injuries include:
Injuries related to pregnancy and childbirth
Failing to respond to fetal distress, to properly diagnose a condition of the mother or fetus, and to exercise proper precautions often form the basis for medical malpractice claims in New York involving injuries to mothers or babies.
Some of the common injuries to babies include facial paralysis, brachial palsy, broken or fractured bones, bleeding or swelling around the brain, oxygen deprivation, and brain damage. Mothers sometimes experience hemorrhaging, injuries from prolonged labor, complications from delayed C-sections and preeclampsia.
Injuries caused by medical devices
There are many medical devices on the market that are alleged to be defective. Some IVC filters and replacement hips, for example, have reportedly caused serious injuries to many people, and their defective designs are at the center of several medical malpractice cases.
Medical devices harm patients by failing to work as they are supposed to or breaking/splintering. Typical injuries include pain, the need for additional surgeries, internal bleeding, and embolisms.
Injuries related to surgery
Common malpractice errors during surgery include leaving instruments in the body, operating on the wrong body part, using poorly sterilized equipment, and improperly administering and monitoring anesthesia. These errors can result in infection, brain damage, nerve damage, paralysis, excessive bleeding, the need for additional surgery and medication and death.
Injuries caused by prescription medication error
Common prescription medication errors include prescribing or administering the wrong medication, prescribing or administering the wrong dosage of medication, ignoring or failing to anticipate negative drug interaction, administering drug to which patient is allergic, failing to warn of side effects and prescribing a dangerous medication.
An overdose of medication or the administration of the wrong one can cause sepsis which often leads to death. The wrong medication or dosage can cause a patient’s condition to worsen, cause dizziness, nausea, fatigue, stroke and negatively affect one’s quality of life-emotionally and physically.
Injuries from misdiagnosis
Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose causes injuries by wasting time treating the incorrect illness or not treating anything at all. The most commonly misdiagnosed conditions are heart diseases, heart attacks, internal tumors, and masses, blood clots in the lungs (pulmonary embolisms) and infections.
Delayed treatment of any of these conditions can result in serious injury or death for a patient.
Contact New York City Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Leeds Brown
We trust medical providers to do everything they can to make us better, not cause harm. When the negligence of a doctor, nurse or other health care professional results in an injury to you or someone you love, it is a shock. Sometimes, the injury is something you can recover from and sometimes it is not. While we can’t bring your loved one back or undo your experience, we can help you recover compensation from whoever is responsible for the malpractice that led to your injury.
The New York medical malpractice attorneys at Leeds Brown work hard with compassion and care to ensure that you and your family receive the monetary damages you deserve. We take pride in being available to clients whenever you need us and understand that you have been through a difficult time. Let us help you navigate the complex waters of a New York medical malpractice lawsuit.
Contact Leeds Brown at 1-800-585-4658 to set up a free consultation with one of our NYC malpractice lawyers. Protect your rights.