Do you need a medical malpractice lawyer? When a patient is injured due to medical malpractice, they can suffer severe and long-term consequences. If you have been hurt in a New York medical malpractice incident, you need the advice and advocacy of an experienced New York medical malpractice lawyer. The compassionate attorneys of Bonina & Bonina, P.C., understand and are here to help!
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What is a Medical Malpractice Case?
A medical malpractice case is a type of lawsuit that can be brought when a patient is injured by a health professional including a doctor, nurse, or other care provider. In this type of case, the patient’s harm occurs because their healthcare provider’s negligent conduct fell below the applicable standard of care.
How Can I Tell if an Injury is From Medical Malpractice?
Patients have to trust that their medical professionals will provide competent and appropriate care. Medical providers are required to use a reasonable degree of learning and skill that is ordinarily possessed by medical providers in the locality where they practice. When a patient is harmed, their injury may be due to medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice can occur when a provider acts or fails to act in a manner that deviates from the standard of care. Medical negligence can occur in a variety of contexts, including:
- Delayed diagnosis and treatment
- Failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis
- Failure to properly treat a patient or improper treatment
- Wrong site surgery
- Improper surgery
- Leaving an instrument inside a patient during surgery
- Failure to recognize the need to send a patient to a specialist
- Failure to recognize the danger posed to an unborn child and the need for a cesarean section
- Failure to properly monitor a patient
- Failure to take an adequate patient history or take a patient’s concerns seriously
- Surgical errors
- Failure to advise patient of risks
If any of these situations harms a patient, their medical provider may be liable for medical malpractice.