When we see a doctor, nurse, or any other type of medical professional, we expect them to follow procedure and treat us to the best of their ability. While this is typically the case, there are times where medical professionals are negligent and harm their patients as a result, and if this has happened to you, our Nassau County medical malpractice lawyer is here to help. Contact Barrows Levy PLLC today to learn more about how our firm can assist you.
Why Hire a Nassau County Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
After sustaining harm due to a medical professional’s negligence, you cannot hire just any lawyer. In many cases, a medical professional’s career may be on the line when accusations of malpractice are brought against them, and they will do everything in their power to disprove your claim. Our firm is equipped to effectively fight for the compensation you deserve, no matter the hurdles thrown our way.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Unfortunately, there are a wide variety of negligent actions that a medical professional can commit, though some of the most common examples of medical malpractice that our firm sees are as follows:
- Surgical errors
- Failing to diagnose cancer or other illnesses
- Birth injuries
- Prescribing the wrong medication, or the wrong dose of a medication
- Anesthesia errors
- Hospital staff errors
- Wrongful death due to medical negligence
Proving a Medical Malpractice Claim
To win a medical malpractice claim, you and your Nassau County medical malpractice lawyer must prove several things. They are as follows:
- You were the medical professional’s patient, and the medical professional, therefore, owed you a duty of care.
- The medical professional breached that duty of care by acting in a way that a competent and reasonable physician would not.
- You were harmed as a direct result of the breach of care.
- You sustained damages.
Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in NYS
While the statute of limitations for most personal injury claims in New York is three years, this is not the case when it comes to medical malpractice claims. In New York, you must file your medical malpractice claim within 2.5 years of the date the incident occurred. If you fail to do so, you will most likely lose your right to sue.
Contact Our Nassau County Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you were harmed by a negligent medical professional, then you must not delay. Contact a compassionate medical malpractice lawyer here at Barrows Levy PLLC so we can begin pursuing the financial compensation you deserve.