New York City Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Lawyers
Wrongful Death Attorneys in New York City Helping Family Members Recover Compensation
When visiting a doctor or going into the hospital, most people expect to get well. Unfortunately, every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans will end up dead due to a medical mistake committed by a doctor or other health care professional. According to a recent study published in BMJ, medical errors cause an estimated 250,000 deaths each year.
After losing a loved one, bringing a lawsuit is probably the last thing on your mind. However, time is of the essence. Medical malpractice wrongful death lawsuits provide critical compensation to family members and play a key role in keeping the medical profession honest. Reach out to an NYC wrongful death attorney for more information.
How Do You Know if Medical Malpractice is to Blame?
This is one of the hardest questions to answer, and unfortunately, there is no simple way. This is one reason why wrongful death cases based on medical malpractice are so complicated. You can't expect either the doctor or the hospital to be level with you. Instead, when a patient dies, hospitals automatically go into "defensive" mode, looking to protect themselves from legal liability. Many family members struggle to get the medical records they need to analyze a possible claim.
This is where an NYC wrongful death attorney at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman can come in. We can request medical records and interview those who participated in your loved one's treatment. Then we can work with medical experts to determine whether the doctor or hospital followed the proper standard of care. If a loved one died and you suspect a mistake might have caused it, contact us.
Why Can’t You Handle Your Own Claim?
If you were involved in a minor car accident, you might have filled out some forms and then received a check from an insurance company a month or two later. Unfortunately, wrongful death cases caused by medical malpractice are rarely so straightforward.
Because so much more money is at stake, many insurers fight these cases much more aggressively. There might also be an honest good-faith disagreement about whether the defendant made a medical error. With a car accident, it’s usually pretty clear when someone ran a red light. When a person dies in surgery, by contrast, many different things could have gone wrong.
Let an attorney tackle your case. There are also special rules that apply to wrongful death cases that we can navigate for you.
Qualified to Handle a Wide Variety of Medical Malpractice Claims
We have a broad practice and are qualified to handle claims arising from any type of medical malpractice resulting in death. Some of the more common kinds of cases we handle include:
- Surgical errors
- Diagnostic errors
- Inadequate or inappropriate treatment
- Birth injuries to mother and child
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Wrong site or wrong patient surgical errors
If a Loved One Has Died, Contact Our Wrongful Death Lawyers in NYC
Now is the time to fight back. The team at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman has represented medical malpractice victims and their families for decades. To set up a complimentary case evaluation, call 212-285-3300 or submit our contact form.