New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Address This Widespread Problem
Medical malpractice is a bigger problem than most people want to admit. At the same time, surprisingly few claims are filed. If you think medical malpractice might have happened but are not sure what to do, here are some guidelines:
Be aware of the statute of limitations to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. You may have a valid claim, but if you wait too long, the claim is lost even if it is valid. As a general rule, delay helps the other side more than it helps you.
Don’t try to evaluate the claim yourself or try to negotiate with the doctor, clinic or hospital on your own. Often you would find yourself dealing with the doctor’s insurance carrier (if your doctor is even insured — some are not), and the doctor’s attorney. Since these people are not paid to help you or to be candid with you, they will be working against you to defeat your claim. You need an experienced professional to help you evaluate your claim. Without an attorney, the doctor’s attorney and insurance company usually will not take you seriously.
Contact the Lipsig law firm for our expertise in handling medical malpractice lawsuits. Medical malpractice cases are unique and very different from other kinds of personal injury cases such as car accidents. We understand the intricacies of the rules and laws that apply, and employ winning tactics and strategies to every medical malpractice case. We will explain all your options, without charge so that you can make a full and informed decision about whether or not you want to go forward.
We work on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay a cent until you receive compensation, at which point you are charged a percentage of the settlement.
There is no fee for our services unless a recovery is won.
Medical Malpractice Verdicts
$6,300,000 Settlement – Our client was walking to a movie when he stepped into an uncovered valve box in a parking lot, fell and fractured his elbow. He was sent right to a hospital and promptly seen by the orthopedic surgeon who decided to operate a few days later (to accommodate the doctor’s own schedule). Due to well-known complication of this injury, compartment syndrome, our client felt intense pain and loss of feeling in his hand. Sadly, his repeated complaints of severe pain were ignored by the physicians and nurses for many hours. His condition was neglected for so long that the delay caused necrosis (death of tissue) that destroyed many muscles and nerves in his arm.
In addition, we believed that the valve box and cover were damaged by a plow clearing snow in the parking lot. We were able to demonstrate, using two experts and illustrated engineering drawings, that the snow plow caused the damage to the water company’s equipment in the pavement. Our real property management expert helped us prove that the mall’s management failed to properly inspect its own parking lots.
We sued the mall owner, the snow removal contractor, the water company that owned the valve box, the admitting hospital, the orthopedic surgeon and a second hospital that provided the orthopedic residents (who failed to properly monitor the condition of the client’s arm after the surgeon left the hospital).
Contact A NY Medical Malpractice Lawyer
We offer a free initial consultation. Click here to contact our Medical Malpractice Attorneys to determine if you have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit at no cost to you. You may also call at 212-285-3300 for a free consultation.