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Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer

New York City Medical Malpractice Attorney Helping Residents in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx and Staten Island

Although most doctors and medical professionals provide quality care to their patients, medical mistakes and accidents are not uncommon. Generally, a medical malpractice lawsuit can be brought when a patient is injured due to incompetence or negligence. At the same time, proving medical malpractice is complicated, which makes working with the right attorney essential.

For over 25 years, Prime Law Firm has been fighting for the rights of injury victims in the greater New York area. If you or a loved one has been injured because of medical negligence, you may be entitled to significant compensation. We have a proven track record of holding negligent parties accountable and achieving successful outcomes, inside or outside of the courtroom.

What is Medical Malpractice?

A medical malpractice lawsuit cannot be brought merely because of a medical mistake or because you were dissatisfied with the treatment you received. Instead, medical malpractice occurs when the negligence of a doctor, hospital, or other medical professional causes injury to a patient, makes the condition worse, causes unreasonable or unexpected complications, or necessitates additional treatment.

In order to have a valid claim, you must demonstrate that you injured because the medical treatment that was provided to you deviated from the appropriate standard of care. This is the type of care that a reasonably skilled physician or other medical professionals would have provided under the same circumstances.

Additionally, you must be able to prove that the doctor's negligence directly caused the injury and that the injury resulted in specific damages, such as physical pain, disability, loss of income, mental anguish, past and future medical expenses, suffering and hardship. Finally, before a medical malpractice lawsuit can be filed in New York, it is necessary to obtain a doctor's opinion that medical malpractice has occurred.

Types of Medical Malpractice in Queens

Medical malpractice may be the result of various negligent acts, including:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Surgical errors
  • Post-surgical infection
  • Prescriptions errors
  • Medical device injuries
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Emergency room errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Lack of informed consent

Given the fact that a successful claim often depends on conducting a thorough investigation and carefully presenting evidence at trial, it is crucial to have proper legal representation. Over our many years of practice, Prime Law Firm has secured millions of dollars in settlements and court awards for medical malpractice victims and their loved ones.

What is informed consent?

Doctors and other healthcare providers have a duty to inform patients of the potential risks, benefits, and alternatives to any treatment, surgery or other medical procedure. The patient must also give his or her permission in writing to proceed. This is referred to as “informed consent.” A medical provider who fails to obtain the patient's informed consent can be held liable for causing harm to that patient.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York City?

In New York, a medical malpractice claim must be filed within 2 ½ years from the date of the injury. This is known as the statute of limitations. If the alleged malpractice occurred in a hospital or facility operated by the New York City Health and Hospital Corporations, a notice of notice of claim must be filed within 90 days of the alleged injury before you can file a lawsuit. Finally, if a foreign object is left in the body after surgery (e.g. sponges, clamps, scissors), the claim must be filed within one year of the date that the object was found, or should have been found, whichever comes first.

New York Medical Malpractice Attorney

At Prime Law Firm, we know that medical malpractice victims face tremendous physical, emotional and burdens that may seem insurmountable. We will offer you legal knowledge, compassion and the personal attention you deserve. While healthcare providers, their insurers, and attorneys often seek to deny any liability, we have the skills and resources to even the score.

We will conduct a thorough investigation by pouring through all the medical records to uncover evidence of negligence. We can also tap into a network of respected medical experts to provide testimony about the appropriate standard of care and how your treatment deviated from that standard. Although many malpractice cases are eventually resolved through settlement negotiations, we know our way around the courtroom and are prepared to litigate any matter.

Regardless of the forum, we have a proven track record of achieving successful outcomes. If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical negligence, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. If the negligence of a health care provider caused or contributed to the death of a loved one, you may be able to find justice through a wrongful death lawsuit. Above all, we will offer you knowledge, compassion and always put your best interests first. Call our office today or complete the convenient online contact form to set up a consultation.

Prime Law Firm serves clients in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx.