We put trust in medical professionals to help us. Sometimes they end up harming us and betraying that trust. This can be devastating and can leave you with a lot of damage. Our Queens medical malpractice lawyer has been handling these types of cases for many years. If you are looking for someone to fight for your justice, please give our office a call. We can help guide you through your case every step of the way. Set up your free consultation today to get started.
What is Medical Malpractice?
There are a lot of instances in which someone thinks that they may have a case against a doctor or medical practitioner. However, not everything that goes wrong in a medical setting is going to be considered malpractice. For you to have a case, you need to be able to have some proof.
Your medical practitioner has to have been shown that they violated the standards of care. This breach has to have caused harm. Just because a mistake was made does not necessarily warrant a case. You have to have suffered harm from this mistake.
Unfortunately, doctors are given protections that make these types of cases challenging and expensive to litigate. For that reason, your damages are going to have to be substantial in order to have a claim with a medical malpractice lawyer.
What Damages Am I Entitled To?
To help you understand what types of damages you may be entitled to for your claim, we can take a look at an example case.
One example of a case we see often is surgical objects being left behind in the body. A shockingly high number of people have had surgical instruments left in their bodies. NIH reported as many as 1 out of every 1000 surgeries performed on the abdomen have had surgical options left in the body.
If you had a surgical object left behind, you may have suffered pain, infection, and the need for another surgery to remove it. It can take some time to realize that something has been left behind. You may have been submitted to testing and imaging after perhaps weeks of odd symptoms before discovering the mistake.
You are entitled to economic and non-economic damages. Continuing with the example of the surgical device left behind, you will be compensated for the pain and suffering you went through. If you were put on any medication or antibiotics, you are going to be compensated for the side effects that you had to endure. You also get compensation for the medical expenses related to this accident, including surgery and recovery medical costs.
Should I Call a Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
It is important to reach out to a lawyer if you suspect that you have a claim. You may be worried that you are wrong about your case being that of malpractice, but we would rather you know for certain. We have been handling these types of cases for long enough that, even though we are not doctors, we will likely be able to tell you with certainty whether you have a case.
We also can send the details of your case to an unbiased medical professional to help us determine whether you have a case. This is going to be a necessary step in a case regardless, but it definitely helps us with cases where we are not sure definitively whether there was a breach of duty.
A medical expert can tell us with certainty if your medical care professional acted outside of the standard of care.
Call Our Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
If you believe you were a victim of negligence at the hands of a medical professional, please do not wait to reach out to our Queens medical malpractice lawyer. We would be glad to help you determine if you have a case. You can get all of your questions answered during a free consultation. Please give us a call today to set up your free consultation to get started on building a case for your justice.