Seeking Justice For New York City Residents Injured Due To Medical Malpractice
After you fall survivor to a medical error, you need to fight for compensation. Otherwise, you could end up paying thousands or millions of dollars in healthcare costs for someone else’s negligence.
At Siegel & Coonerty LLP, we seek justice for New York’s malpractice survivors. Our attorneys can help you obtain compensation if you are injured as a result of a doctor or medical provider’s mistake or negligence. If you have suffered harm at the hands of a doctor, nurse, or another practitioner, contact our NYC medical malpractice lawyers at 646-960-8195.
Understanding Medical Malpractice
Just like automobile or construction accidents, accidents can also happen when you go to a doctor, hospital, or medical clinic. Medical malpractice is the term used when a doctor, nurse, hospital by its employees or other medical professionals causes you harm during the course of your medical care and treatment.
The medical professional can cause you harm by doing something they should not have done, such as when a surgeon causes injury to body parts that were not supposed to be a part of the surgery. Or when doctors fail to do something that they should have done, which resulted in the failure to timely diagnose and treat a medical condition such as cancer.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
At Siegel & Coonerty LLP, we handle all types of medical malpractice matters. Our NYC medical malpractice lawyers will investigate what caused your injury and work hard to hold all responsible parties accountable for their wrongdoing or carelessness. Our firm serves all of New York City and the surrounding metropolitan area. We work in the court systems in Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester. We also proudly serve non-English speaking communities. Se habla español.
We handle medical malpractice cases including:
- Surgical errors, mistakes, and injuries
- Gynecological errors
- Obstetrical mistakes during labor and delivery
- Birth injury and trauma, including cases resulting in brain damage, cerebral palsy, and Erb’s palsy
- Failure to timely diagnose
- Delayed treatment, failure to treat, and misdiagnosis
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication and prescription drug errors
- Gallbladder surgery errors
- Laparoscopy surgical mistakes
- Emergency room mistakes
We also handle cases where a timely diagnosis may be the key to survival, such as cancer cases. Finally, our NYC medical malpractice lawyers have extensive experience representing individuals with medical conditions that require treatment, such as impending or evolving heart attack and cardiac arrest, elevated blood pressure or hypertension, elevated blood sugar known as hyperglycemia, and many other medical malpractice failures and mistakes.
Our case results illustrate our expertise in the courtroom and our deep knowledge of the medical aspects required to be successful in handling a medical malpractice case.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve After a Medical Mistake
If you have fallen survivor to the mistake of a doctor, nurse, or another medical professional, then you may be owed compensation. Every year, thousands of medical error survivors throughout New York struggle with lifelong disabilities, scarring, chronic conditions, costly rehabilitation, and painful corrective procedures.
Fighting for compensation after a medical mistake can help your family cover costs associated with:
- Past and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Ongoing disabilities and the resultant therapy and care
- Corrective surgeries
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral costs
You can help eliminate bad nurses, careless physicians, defective medical devices, and unsafe policies from New York hospitals by sharing your experience of medical malpractice. If survivors fail to take action, then dangerous doctors and poorly functioning hospitals can continue harming patients.
If you suspect that you were injured due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, contact our NYC medical malpractice lawyers today for a free consultation.
In Medical Malpractice Cases, Experience Matters
At Siegel & Coonerty LLP, we work to help people who have been injured due to the carelessness of hospitals, physicians, nurses, or other medical professionals. We have an impressive record of success and extensive trial experience. Because of our familiarity with New York medical malpractice laws, we know how to prove a medical mistake in a court of law.
Siegel & Coonerty LLP accepts a wide variety of New York medical malpractice cases.
The term “medical malpractice” encompasses mistakes that occur during operations, medication errors, and misdiagnoses at a normal check-up with your doctor. Having the courage to bring your medical mistake to light could save other patients from the same pain and agony.
What to Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice
Complications commonly occur during surgery. But it can be challenging to know if the harm you suffered could have been avoided or was the result of a person’s negligence or wrongdoing.
Therefore, it is always in your best interest to have your case reviewed by an experienced NYC medical malpractice lawyer if you suspect that you were injured as a result of a healthcare professional’s carelessness or mistake.
While some surgical complications are unpredictable and unpreventable, others stem from negligence, carelessness, poor planning, or distracted medical professionals. When you enter an operating room, you have to trust a surgeon with your life. Unfortunately, for thousands of patients each year in New York, operations end in injury, disability, pain, emotional trauma, and sometimes death.
Five Common Medical Mistakes of New York Surgeons
1) Anesthesia errors: Being “put under” with anesthesia can be the most dangerous aspect of an operation. The anesthesiologist can fail to take a proper medical history of the patient or neglect to properly inform of food, water, and alcohol restrictions before surgery. During the surgery, the anesthesiologist can administer the wrong amount of anesthetic, neglect to monitor the patient’s vital signs or use defective medical devices.
2) Damage resulting from poor surgical technique: If a surgeon uses tools carelessly, the results can be disastrous. A slip of the scalpel, laser, or another surgical instrument can result in punctured organs, perforated membranes, severed nerves, internal bleeding, or infection. In some cases, a negligent surgeon can leave behind tools or debris in the patient, perform the wrong surgery, or even perform the surgery on the wrong part of the body.
3) Medication errors: According to a recent study, patients undergoing surgery are three times more likely to be harmed by medication errors than others in the healthcare system. Before, during, and directly after surgery, many patients need a number of drugs, including sedatives, antibiotics, and blood thinners. Unfortunately, healthcare professionals commonly administer the wrong dosage of medication, the wrong medication, or the medication at the wrong time. These mistakes can lead to overdoses, complications, and even death.
4) Failure to react to complications properly: When a complication arises, the surgeon should react reasonably in accordance with their training and experience. However, if a healthcare professional fails to identify the issue, respond in a timely manner, or properly combat the problem, the affected individual can file a medical malpractice case. Surgeons learn how to deal with complications such as hemorrhaging and organ failure in their years of schooling, so you should not accept any failure of reaction.
5) Unnecessary surgery: Healthcare professionals often pressure patients into undergoing dangerous procedures that prove unnecessary. In fact, a research team recently revealed that up to 20 percent of pacemaker surgeries could have been avoided. Some of these unnecessary surgeries, such as coronary bypasses and hysterectomies, take place after doctors misinterpret symptoms or misread tests. Others take place simply because doctors want to make money. Either way, unnecessary surgery comes with a number of costs, including medical bills, pain, and possible complications.
Getting the Help You Need
A successful, complication-free surgery takes a toll on the individual. Compare that experience with a botched surgery, and you have an extremely difficult, overwhelming, painful, and emotional ordeal.
While doctors often display competence and skill, sometimes things go wrong. If your life has been changed by a medical mistake or surgical error while in a New York operating room, then you need to talk to someone who can help.
Suspect Medical Malpractice? Contact Our Office Today
The seasoned NYC medical malpractice lawyers of Siegel & Coonerty LLP can help you better understand why your surgery went wrong and whether or not you deserve compensation. Call us today at 646-960-8195 to schedule a free, private meeting. Se habla español.