Each year, approximately 440,000 people die in the United States as a result of some sort of medical error or negligence. We rely on our medical community to provide competent care and help us get better, not make us sicker or even cause death.
Medical professionals have a legal duty to act reasonably within their professional practice. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Medical malpractice is when a healthcare professional acts outside normal behavior causing injury or death to the patient.
In fact, preventable medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States. Nevertheless, special interest groups are constantly trying to persuade Congress to limit accountability and access to the civil justice system when patients die or are injured as a result of medical negligence.
Patients Need a Strong Civil Justice System
The civil justice system allows injured patients and their loved ones to seek justice, accountability and compensation. The civil justice system also provides an incentive to improve patient care.
If specialty interest groups are able to restrict access to the courthouse or limit the injured patients’ legal rights to full and fair compensation, it will lead to poor patient care. It will also leave injured patients and the families of patients who have died because of medical malpractice, without recourse.
We Can Help If You Are Injured
When you are injured as the result of the wrongful acts doctor or a healthcare provider, you need to hire an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney to protect your legal rights. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York medical malpractice attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.