Medical malpractice is a form of negligence. In negligence, someone is harmed by the carelessness of someone else. The harm is usually not intentional. In medical malpractice, the patient is injured by a medical error made by a healthcare professional. The error occurs due to carelessness, and it violates the accepted standard of care. The injury may be short-lived or long-lived, and it may be evident now or at some point in the future.
Physicians, nurses, medical care facilities, pharmacists, dentists, healthcare facility workers and healthcare facility technicians can all be charged with medical malpractice in Brooklyn. These cases are generally filed in civil court for the purpose of getting compensation for a patient who has been harmed. If you have been injured because of medical negligence, you may deserve compensation for your injury.
What Are Some Examples Of Medical Malpractice?
Common types of errors made by healthcare service providers include:
o Not correctly diagnosing a medical condition
o Not providing a diagnosis at all
o Not providing appropriate treatment for the condition
o Not providing any treatment
o Not providing treatment soon enough
o Not ordering the necessary tests
o Not interpreting the test results correctly
o Not prescribing or dispensing the correct medications
o Wrongful death
What Is Wrongful Death?
Wrongful death occurs when someone dies because of the wrongful act of someone else. The wrongful act may or may not be intentional. If a patient dies due to medical malpractice, it’s considered wrongful death in Brooklyn, and the survivors of the deceased are entitled to compensation.
How Do You Prove Medical Malpractice?
An injury caused by medical malpractice can be evident immediately. For example, if you go to the hospital to have your appendix removed, and your doctor amputates your arm by mistake, the error becomes apparent right away. No guesswork is involved as to whether or not your doctor is guilty of medical malpractice.
On the other hand, If you go to your dermatologist for a gentle chemical peel that normally causes no side effects, but this time, your skin gets bright red and puffy, you might suspect that your doctor used a stronger chemical peel by mistake. If your doctor denies having made a mistake and says you are having an allergic reaction, proving that your doctor is guilty of malpractice would be difficult without the help of a Brooklyn medical malpractice attorney.
If I’ve Been Injured, What Kind Of Compensation Can I Get?
Victims of medical malpractice in Brooklyn can be compensated for:
o Pain and suffering
o Medical expenses
o Lost wages
o Lost ability to enjoy life
o Lost consortium
How Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help
Malpractice attorneys can determine whether or not you have a case and if you are likely to be awarded compensation for your injury. Your Brooklyn malpractice lawyer will hire a doctor to review your case and make a determination about your injury. This must occur before a claim can be filed. Your lawyer must then show that a careless act caused your injury, that your injury did not exist prior to the careless act, and that the severity of your injury entitles you to compensation.
Brooklyn medical malpractice attorneys work with professional investigators who can explore the question of whether or not medical malpractice has occurred. Malpractice attorneys can bring in medical experts to review your case and testify on your behalf. If it can be shown that your injury was directly caused by malpractice, your lawyer will fight to get the court to award you the maximum amount of compensation.
Your lawyer will go to bat for you against the attorneys representing your doctor and the Brooklyn healthcare facility where your injury occurred. If you don’t have legal representation, these high-powered lawyers will go all out to debunk your claim and do everything in their power to deny or limit the amount of compensation you receive.
What If I Can’t Afford A Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
A telephone consultation with a Brooklyn malpractice attorney will cost you nothing, and if we agree to represent you, you will not have to pay us anything unless and until you win your case. In New York State, you only have 2.5 years to file a medical malpractice claim, so you must act immediately if you suspect that you have been injured because of medical malpractice.