Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New York City
Representing Those Harmed by Medical Negligence
Medical malpractice is a tragic reality in New York City and around the country. Whether caused by a doctor’s negligence or incompetence, the staggering demands placed on overworked health care professionals eventually result in mistakes. Mistakes are part of life, but when those errors lead to a patient’s severe injury or wrongful death, it is classified as medical malpractice. If you have been seriously injured or you have lost a member of your family due to a medical professional’s error or neglect, you deserve to be compensated. To schedule an evaluation of your potential lawsuit, contact the medical malpractice attorneys of Proner & Proner in New York City. When you choose Proner & Proner to represent you, our dedicated team of lawyers will fight to make sure you receive the compensation that you are legally entitled to.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
In order to show that an injury is the result of medical malpractice, there are three things that must be proven:
- It must be shown that the injury or death was a result of a breach of the accepted standard of care. That is, it must be proven that a doctor or health care professional made a mistake that would not be expected from a competent practitioner.
- The mistake made by the health care practitioner must be proven to be the definitive cause of injury or death. Most often, medical malpractice occurs when a patient is being treated for an existing illness. It must be proven that the care provided by the health care professional is the cause of the present injury, not the existing illness or some other factor.
- There must be demonstrable damages caused directly by the injury. Damages from medical malpractice may take the form of pain and suffering, increased medical bills, lost wages or benefits, or the loss of a loved one in the case of wrongful death.
If you think you may have a medical malpractice case, contact Proner & Proner today. With extensive experience litigating medical malpractice lawsuits, the attorneys of our New York firm are your best choice for expert representation.
How Can a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help Me?
Proving medical malpractice is often a complicated process, and the help of one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys in Manhattan is invaluable. Expert witnesses, usually in the form of other healthcare professionals or doctors, must testify that the actions of the healthcare provider were indeed faulty, and that the injury suffered by you or your loved ones would not have been suffered had mistakes not been made. Finally, the damages must be demonstrated and quantified, and oftentimes a financial expert or an economist is required to assess the extent of the harm. At Proner & Proner, our medical malpractice attorneys have helped clients throughout the nation achieve success with medical malpractice lawsuits, so contact our New York City offices today.
Here are some of the types of medical malpractice cases that we can help:
Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations
Because the statute of limitations is often shorter for medical malpractice cases than for standard negligence, it is important not only that you seek legal aid as soon as possible if you think you are the victim of medical malpractice, but also that you file a lawsuit as quickly as possible. Choosing experienced medical malpractice lawyers can help ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to in a timely fashion.
Contact Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys
The medical malpractice attorneys of Proner & Proner in Manhattan, New York have the knowledge and experience in medical malpractice lawsuits to help you fight for your legal entitlement. Our lawyers’ foremost concern is making sure that you are compensated for your suffering to the fullest extent of the law. If you think you have been the victim of medical malpractice, contact the attorneys at our New York City law firm today.