Just about any New York medical malpractice lawyer will tell you that medical malpractice cases are, by and large, very complicated cases. There are a whole host of issues that need to be addressed when confronting a potential medical malpractice case. Anyone who suspects that he or she (or a loved one) has been subjected to medical malpractice should hire a knowledgeable attorney who routinely practices in this particular area of law.
Obtaining the Medical Records
One of the first things that a New York medical malpractice lawyer will do is gather all of the medical records so that they can be forwarded to a physician (or another appropriate medical professional) in order to determine whether or not medical malpractice has, in fact, taken place. In essence, medical malpractice has taken place whenever there’s been a departure from an accepted standard of care. Accordingly, if such a departure exists, the attorney must demonstrate that there was a causal connection between that departure and the unfavorable result.
Experts Will Need to Be Retained
Most, if not all, medical malpractice cases require the use of experts in the proper fields of medicine. It can, however, be hard to locate experts in the immediate area because most doctors don’t particularly enjoy being a party to malpractice claims against fellow colleagues. Still, having the right expert is crucial to your case.
Get Legal Representation if You Believe You Have a Medical Malpractice Claim
It is very important that you contact a New York medical malpractice lawyer immediately, since there are time limitations (statute of limitations) on such cases. Additionally, time is needed to conduct a proper investigation of your case, which includes obtaining the relevant documents and medical records for expert review.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a personal injury or accident, please contact Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. personal injury lawyers serving injured victims in New York and New Jersey at 800-LAW-9997.