Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Medical malpractice is extremely dangerous for patients and families who trust their doctors to take care of them and their loved ones. When the standards for excellent medical care are ignored, it’s important that you know the Lipsig Firm is on your side to help you navigate any medical malpractice lawsuits that resulted in physical or emotional injuries or damages, up to and including wrongful death.
The Bronx medical malpractice lawyers at the Lipsig Firm have been serving New York for decades, and we’re here to help with your case.
How Common is Medical Malpractice in New York?
Over the last few years, over 50 million dollars worth of medical malpractice claims have been settled in hundreds of cases across the country. Our lawyers are uniquely adept at handling malpractice cases. New York has the highest rate in the country for medical malpractice lawsuits.
Who’s Liable in a Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Health professionals are meant to protect and serve their patients and that starts the moment a patient walks into a clinic or hospital. Anyone involved in healthcare can be held liable for a medical malpractice lawsuit. This includes:
- Front desk workers or receptionists (in some situations)
- The hospital you were treated at (in unique situations)
What Constitutes a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?
Medical malpractice can be defined as the intentional withholding of medical care or information, administering harmful medical care or information, or otherwise providing care that causes harm to a patient.
Our team at the Lipsip Firm has handled dozens of malpractice cases and we consult with experts who help us determine if your experience constitutes malpractice. We’ve managed cases that have resulted in multi-million dollar payouts to our clients and we’re ready to make sure that you receive fair and just payment for your injuries.
What are Some Examples of Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is pervasive across healthcare, but the following examples are the most common.
The most common types of medical malpractice in Bronx lawsuits occur in surgery. Because surgery is an invasive process, it can be very dangerous. Surgeons are trained to handle situations and must use their best judgment; when they do not keep the patient’s best interests in mind, they can do irreparable harm. Patients in their care can suffer brain or nerve damage, life-threatening infections, or death.
Surgery done on the wrong body part can be construed as malpractice. Additionally, surgery done to the wrong patient is absolutely a case for malpractice. These events should never happen in the medical field, but unfortunately, they do occur.
Other types of issues that can arise in surgery malpractice suits include:
- Surgeon’s tools left inside the patients
- Improperly treated infections
- Improperly performed elective surgery
- Doctors pushing patients for unnecessary surgery
Failing to Produce a Proper, Correct, or Timely Diagnosis
Doctors are the first line of defense when it comes to a patient’s health. If a doctor has been dismissive about a patient’s concern and fails to provide a proper diagnosis and medical plan, they could be liable for malpractice. If the doctor misreads, misinterprets, or otherwise does not properly assess the patient’s symptoms or concerns, they may also be liable. This includes incorrectly looking over lab work and tests for their patient.
A doctor has the responsibility to check out all aspects of their patients. They must be fully aware of a patient’s medical past or history and ask questions to assess the present complaints of their patient. If a doctor ignores such information or refuses to ask for the necessary information to make a proper diagnosis that leads to further injury, that situation may be grounds for malpractice.
Providing Incorrect Medication or Incorrect Dosages
An error in writing a prescription could have devastating effects on the patient. If the doctor provided the wrong prescription information for the patient, they could be liable for the aftermath. This extends to a pharmacist reading and filling out a prescription correctly.
Birthing is a very sensitive time for families. The most important outcome is a healthy baby. Because of the dangerous nature of birth, it’s of vital importance that each birth is treated with care. Doctors can be prosecuted for not providing adequate and timely care during a birth, or for causing lasting or permanent injuries during birthing.
Spinal injuries to a baby can have devastating consequences, some of which last the child’s lifetime. Birth injuries that occur from medical malpractice might include Era’s Palsy, cerebral palsy, cerebral hypoxia, or other head or neck injuries. Injuries sustained at birth can also cause further medical issues down the line, leading to expensive treatments later in life.
Failure to Properly Care for the Patient
Medical professionals are responsible for thoroughly caring for their patients. Aftercare of a surgery or medical procedure should be supervised, and the patient’s vitals and symptoms monitored. If a patient was improperly cared for during or after their procedure, or if they were discharged from the doctor’s care too early and suffered adverse complications because of the lack of care, the medical staff who performed such oversights might be responsible for malpractice.
Is it Malpractice or is it Negligence?
Though there are differences between malpractice and negligence, we believe that any oversight or error on the doctor’s behalf must come with some restitution for what our clients have suffered. The attorneys at the Lipsig Firm will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the highest compensation possible.
Contact a Bronx Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
You shouldn’t have to suffer through dangerous or debilitating conditions alone. The Bronx medical malpractice lawyers at the Lipsig Firm have decades of experience dealing with medical professionals of all fields. We’re here to help make sure you get the compensation you deserve to fix or rectify the ill-treatment you previously received. We have won multi-million dollar cases for our clients involved in medical malpractice lawsuits.
Contact us for a free consultation to see if your case qualifies as a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Medical practitioners owe it to their patients to give them the best treatment at all times. We at the Lipsig Firm are here to help you and your loved ones when they don’t. If you think your medical injury is in line with a malpractice lawsuit, contact us today. We don’t accept any money until we’ve settled your case. You can call us at 212-285-3300 or reach out to us online for your free consultation.