Bronx Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical care practitioners including physicians, nurse’s assistants, dentists and psychiatrists all owe their patients an obligation to provide a certain level of care. While the level of care provided may be different across age groups or other demographics, when a patient has suffered an injury or an illness because that care was not provided, victims can often get relief by hiring a medical malpractice lawyer.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Simply put, medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional of any type fails to take action or takes action that puts the patient in jeopardy. Patients can suffer physical injuries, psychological injury or illnesses as a result of the care they did receive or as a result of improper care.
Medical Malpractice Examples
Some of the issues that patients face include:
When a patient is not diagnosed correctly or immediately with a serious illness which results in a lack of treatment. For example, most people agree that the sooner cancer is identified and treated, the better the chance of recovery. However, if a physician fails to diagnose cancer the long-term consequences can be devastating.
Unfortunately, surgical errors can be very complex. Mistakes can occur when a sponge or other tools are left in a patient’s body after surgery, when a patient receives too much anesthesia or when a patient is operated on for the wrong reason. An example of operating room mistakes include someone who goes into the hospital for an appendectomy and winds up with heart surgery.
Infants often suffer injuries during the birthing process including traumatic brain injuries, ERBs palsy or cerebral palsy. These injuries can often be prevented with proper monitoring both before and during the birthing process.
Patients who are prescribed bad drugs that have not been approved for certain uses by the FDA, or patients who have received the wrong medication for their illness often have good cause to file a lawsuit.
Symptoms of Malpractice
Every malpractice case is slightly different and symptoms will vary depending on the type of case you have against your medical provider. For example, in cases of nursing home abuse, you may see your aging parent with bruises, identify significant weight loss or see sores that are caused from improper care. In the case of newborn infants, a misshapen head can be the result of overly aggressive use of mechanical means to deliver the infant. Regardless of how minor the symptoms may appear to be, make sure your lawyer is informed fully of any signs or symptoms of an illness or injury that may be caused by medical malpractice.
How is Medical Malpractice Proven?
In order for a medical malpractice lawyer to be able to prove that you have suffered an injury or illness as a result of a medical care practitioner’s failure to take reasonable care, the following must be proven:
- You suffered an injury or illness – In order to be liable for malpractice, the care you received must have harmed you in some manner by causing an injury or illness.
- The injury or illness could have been prevented – Medical malpractice mistakes must be able to be demonstrated to be the result of negligence by a lack of care, or mistake made by the physician.
- The consequences of the injury or illness – An attorney must show that you have suffered harm as a result of the injury or illness. Harm can be financial such as loss of wages or may be non-economic such as long-term pain or death.
If you believe that you have been a victim of a failure to exercise proper caution or care during medical treatment or you have lost a loved one as the result of such a mistake, contact Bronx attorney Ivan M. Diamond at 877-960-1702. As an experienced Bronx medical malpractice lawyer, I can help you get financial relief after a medical practitioner fails to care for you in a proper manner.
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Ivan M. Diamond
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 588-2000
Ivan M. Diamond is available for home and hospital visits, as well as weekend and evening appointments.
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