If you are contemplating filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in the state of New York, there are special rules and time limits that you need to be aware of.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional (a doctor, hospital or other health care professional) has injured their patient due to negligence or a failure to act. In order to prove a medical malpractice claim you will need to show:
- There was a violation of the duty of care: There is a standard of care that every doctor, nurse, and hospital must adhere to. If your healthcare professional was negligent and breeched their professional duty while caring for you, you may have the right to seek damages for your injuries that occur as a result.
- Negligence caused the injury: A bad result is not automatically malpractice. In order to prove a medical malpractice case, you need to be able to show that the doctor, nurse or hospital’s malpractice caused your injury.
- You must have a medical expert: Under New York law you are required to have a medical expert who has given his or her opinion that there was malpractice before you can file a lawsuit.
A New York medical malpractice attorney can ensure that all of the necessary legal steps are taken to prove your injuries were caused by your medical professional.
Do I Really Need to Hire a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Medical Malpractice can be difficult to prove, and doctors and hospitals rarely settle. Having an experienced attorney, who understands the medicine and the special rules that apply to these cases, is important.
If you’ve been injured by a surgical error, a misdiagnosis that led to further health complications, or negligence that affected your pregnancy or childbirth, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party. The medical malpractice attorneys at Bonina & Bonina, P.C. are dedicated and collectively have over 100 years of medical malpractice experience. They have won many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, obtaining over 200 million in combined settlements and verdicts in the last decade. Call Bonina and Bonina, P.C. today to start investigating your medical care. Contact them at 1-888-MedLaw1 or online today for a free consultation.