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We are fortunate enough to live in a country that has some of the most respected, intelligent, and caring doctors in the world. Unfortunately, not every doctor is perfect, or even close to it, and if you believe you were harmed by your doctor, you are most likely in pain and feel betrayed. Please read on and reach out to learn more about medical malpractice lawsuits. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the personal injury claims process going forward:

What is medical malpractice?

While we all have a basic idea of what medical malpractice means, the truth is, there are several different standards your claim must meet to actually qualify as medical malpractice. First, you will have to prove that you were, in fact, the doctor’s patient and that he or she, therefore, owed you a duty of care. From there, you will have to prove that the doctor diverted from the standard course of treatment, and since the standard of care was not met, you were injured or harmed as a result. If you can prove that the injuries sustained as a result of the doctor’s breach of care have a significant impact on your daily life, you will most likely have a valid medical malpractice claim.

Since medical malpractice cases are oftentimes expensive, time-consuming lawsuits, it is critical you speak with an experienced attorney who is capable of determining whether your lawsuit is worth fighting. To win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you will have to provide various types of evidence, including proof of your loss of income, past and future medical bills, unusual pain, daily suffering, disability, and more. That is why it is so important you hire a knowledgeable attorney who is capable of gathering and presenting various types of evidence to help prove your medical malpractice claim.

What are some examples of medical malpractice?

There are several specific examples of medical malpractice that have warranted financial compensation in the past. Some of those examples are as follows:

  • Anesthesia errors
  • Hospital infections
  • Delayed diagnosis
  • Improper medication or improper dosage
  • Failing to diagnose a medical condition
  • Premature discharge
  • Poor or negligent follow up or aftercare
  • Failing to recognize the symptoms of an onsetting medical condition
  • Misunderstanding or disregarding laboratory results

Contact our experienced New York City firm

If you have been injured in a New York City car accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive an award of significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced construction site accident attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.


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