New Yorkers trust doctors and nurses with their health and safety every day. While these respected professionals are trained to provide their patients with the highest level of care, they are not immune to mistakes or acts of carelessness. If you have been injured due to a healthcare provider’s negligence, you may have grounds to pursue a medical malpractice claim for compensation. However, it is essential to understand the paperwork involved before filing.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys understand the ins and outs of New York’s medical malpractice laws and can help you gather every document you need to file your claim successfully. We are dedicated to fighting aggressively for your rights and interests as we guide you through New York’s complex claims process. When we take your case, you can have peace of mind that your case is in the hands of an experienced and compassionate legal professional.
Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim Without a Certificate of Merit?
Unlike other personal injury claims, medical malpractice lawsuits require additional documentation to begin your case. To file a medical malpractice claim in New York, you and your attorney must have a medical expert review your case. A certificate of merit is documentation showing that a physician reviewed your case and agrees that your claim is reasonable. This certificate is required for filing a medical malpractice claim and is meant to deter individuals looking to sue for invalid or frivolous reasons.
While a certificate of merit is essential for starting your claim, it does not guarantee a victory. Insurance companies will have their own experts to counter your arguments. If you are a medical malpractice victim, having an experienced attorney on your side is essential. A highly-qualified attorney can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and take your case to trial if necessary to protect your rights and interests.
How an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney Can Help You
Medical malpractice claims can be complex and challenging to handle independently. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys have extensive experience helping medical malpractice victims obtain a certificate of merit to begin pursuing justice for their injuries. Some of the many other ways our talented attorneys can help you include the following:
- Filing all paperwork correctly and on time
- Consulting with expert witnesses to support your claim
- Collecting essential evidence
- Negotiating with all parties on your behalf
- Answering your legal questions
- Advocating for your rights and interests before and during trial
- Helping you organize your medical bills and other expenses
- Keeping you up to date on the status of your case
One of the most significant ways our attorneys can help you is by pursuing damages for the losses you have endured. Through a personal injury claim, your attorney may be able to help you recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Your attorney will thoroughly review your case to determine which damages you may be eligible to collect.
Discuss Your Case With a Trusted Medical Malpractice Attorney at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our attorneys are dedicated to holding negligent medical professionals accountable for the full extent of your losses. We have over 100 years of combined experience fighting for our client’s rights and achieving favorable outcomes for their cases in New York. To learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation, call us at 516-358-6900 or complete our contact form today. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more information on our team or other legal topics.
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