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Important Steps To Take If You Are the Victim of Medical Malpractice

medical malpractice claimEach year nearly 250,000 patients go to the hospital for care for a treatable illness, and are victims of medical errors that contribute to their death. This makes medical errors the third leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and cancer. These patients, and their loved ones, have the legal right to hold the responsible parties legally accountable for their negligence and seek monetary compensation.

What Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice refers to professional negligence by a healthcare professional who has provided his or her patient with substandard care, resulting in harm, injury or death. In the majority of medical malpractice cases, the medical negligence or malpractice involves some type of medical error, possibly in diagnosis, medication dosage, health management, treatment, surgical errors or aftercare.

The error or mistake may be the result of a lack of necessary action (commonly referred to as an act of omission) or a negligent act by the healthcare professional.

What You Need To Do If You Are the Victim of Medical Malpractice

If you believe that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your medical bills, loss of wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional and mental trauma, and other out of pocket expenses.

In order to ensure that you or your loved one receives the full extent of the damages that you are entitled to as a result of a medical mistake or error, it is important to take several important steps after the medical negligence, including:

  • Finding an experienced and reputable New York medical malpractice attorney who has successfully handled other cases similar in fact pattern as your case.
  • Moving quickly because you only have a certain period of time (known as the statute of limitation) from when the injury occurred to file legal action. Each state has its own rules as to how long medical malpractice victims have to bring a claim and seek compensation.
  • Requesting copies of all of your medical records.
  • Keeping a journal of everything that happened while it is still fresh in your mind.
  • Being honest and forthright with your attorney about all of the details surrounding your case.

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At Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., our attorneys understand the ramifications of medical negligence on the patient and their family members. We are aggressive in getting our clients the full extent of monetary compensation they are entitled to for the injuries they have suffered.

If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligent actions of a healthcare professional and would like to consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer New York, please call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.


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