Many individuals in Islip place a great deal of trust in doctors and other medical professionals every day. Since we entrust our health and safety to these professionals when we are the most vulnerable, any mistakes during treatment can lead to tragedy. Often, these life-threatening errors are caused by negligence and could have been prevented.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we find the negligence of healthcare providers unacceptable and have dedicated our careers to helping medical malpractice victims achieve justice. Our knowledgeable legal team has over 100 years of combined experience helping medical malpractice victims recover the compensation they deserve for their losses. When you retain our services, you can have peace of mind that your case is in the hands of a seasoned and compassionate legal professional.
Examples of Medical Malpractice in Islip, New York
In New York, medical malpractice is legally defined as negligence by a healthcare professional that causes harm to the patient. Medical malpractice can take many forms and leave victims with severe injuries. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys are experienced in handling a wide range of medical malpractice cases, including the following:
- Birth injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to diagnosis
- Failure to treat
- Prescription errors
- Surgical errors
When you partner with one of our experienced attorneys, they will investigate every detail of your case to determine the cause of your injuries and hold the negligent party fully accountable. Our attorneys understand there is no one-size-fits-all approach to medical malpractice claims and tailor our approach to every case.
How to Establish Liability in a Medical Malpractice Case
Your case must contain several key elements to successfully pursue a medical malpractice claim. Your lawyer can help you collect critical evidence to prove liability and pursue compensation for your losses. All successful medical malpractice claims contain the following elements:
- The doctor owed you a certain standard of care
- The standard of care was breached
- The breach of the standard of care directly caused your injuries
- You suffered economic and non-economic losses due to your injuries
When a doctor-patient relationship is formed, the doctor is legally bound to treat the patient while adhering to a certain standard of care. In other words, they must act as other doctors would in a similar situation. If a doctor or healthcare professional deviates from this standard of care, they may act negligently and injure their patient. Often, medical malpractice victims suffer severe injuries that require extended hospital stays and other medical expenses. Your attorney can help you establish liability in your case and help you recover compensation for your tangible and intangible losses.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim in New York?
All states have a legal time limit for filing medical malpractice cases. In New York, medical malpractice victims have two years and six months from the date of the incident to bring forward a claim. While many assume that is ample time, it is always in your best interest to act sooner rather than later. Essential evidence can be lost or destroyed over time, and essential witnesses may forget what they saw.
After discovering an injury that resulted from medical malpractice, it is imperative to contact a trusted legal professional as soon as possible to discuss your rights and options.
Possible Damages Available Through a Successful Medical Malpractice Claim
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we understand how challenging contending with medical malpractice injuries can be. We are committed to making the claims process as stress-free as possible. We aim to help you recover the maximum compensation possible for your losses so you can care for yourself and your family. Some of the damages we may be able to help you recover include the following:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages and earning potential
- Significant disfigurement or disability
- New prescriptions and medical equipment
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death
Your injury lawyer will work with you to understand the full extent of your injuries and their impact on your life. We consider your future needs alongside your current ones to ensure you are compensated fairly.
Partner With a Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorney at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
The knowledgeable attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe are dedicated to helping medical malpractice victims in Islip hold healthcare providers responsible for their negligent actions. We have more than a century of combined experience and a proven track record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients. When you choose us, your lawyer will become a tireless and aggressive advocate for your rights and interests.
To schedule a free consultation with a member of our skilled legal team, call us at (866) 924-1787 or complete our contact form today. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to learn more about our team and other legal topics.
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