Medical Malpractice Cases
Defending the Rights of Malpractice Victims in New York
If you want a legal team with more than thirty years of experience to represent you in your medical malpractice claim, contact us at Jeffrey J. Shapiro & Associates, LLC. We are ready to meet with you for an initial consultation to discuss the situation and determine whether you have a case, and to estimate how much you could be entitled to receive in a settlement or jury verdict. Our firm is known for taking on tough cases and winning, and we are frequently consulted by other attorneys who are seeking our advice on medical malpractice claims. Ours is a boutique practice, and we only take on clients whose cases we are willing to take the full distance and to do whatever it takes to achieve the best possible result.
Contact us now to discuss the situation and to determine how much you could be entitled to receive in a settlement or jury verdict.
Our team has had great success in representing clients in birth injury claims, and if your child has sustained an injury such as Erb's palsy or cerebral palsy we want to hear from you. If the doctor was negligent in resolving delivery issues such as shoulder dystocia or in ordering procedures including a C-section, we may be able to help you recover damages.
In addition to filing a claim against an individual doctor, it is also possible under certain circumstances to sue a hospital for malpractice. If hospital staff caused you or a loved one to suffer injury or a worsening of condition through negligence or administrative oversight, you have a right to demand compensation.
Failure to Diagnose
While many malpractice claims arise out of a doctor's mistakes while performing a medical procedure, you can also hold a doctor accountable for a negligent failure to diagnose a condition, when this failure allows the condition to worsen. Success in such a claim depends on proving that the doctor should reasonably have recognized the existence of the condition.
Have you or a loved one suffered harm as a result of a doctor's errors in prescribing or administering medication? Many prescription medications are factually powerful drugs which can cause significant damage to the health of a patient when prescribed in improper amounts or for the wrong condition.
Surgeons are among the most highly trained professionals in medicine or any other line of work, as even the slightest mistakes made during an operation can have devastating consequences for the patient. Wrong surgery, operation errors and insufficient post-operative care can each serve as grounds for a surgical malpractice claim.
Emergency Room Errors
When you go to an emergency room in seek of help, you have a right to expect the highest standards of care and attention from the nurses and doctors who treat you, but unfortunately many of these medical personnel fail to properly diagnose a patient's condition or to take appropriate action to safeguard the patient's health, sometimes discharging the patient with a dangerous or even critical condition.
Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Early diagnosis of cancer is crucial for maximizing the patient's chances of a successful recovery, but if the doctor fails to recognize signs of the condition it is likely to spread to other areas of the body, making treatment far more difficult. If another doctor in the same situation could reasonably be expected to have diagnosed your cancer, we may be able to help you recover financial compensation.
If your child has suffered injury or a preventable worsening of condition as a result of your pediatrician's failure to diagnose or treatment errors, it is vital that you take legal action to secure monetary damages before the statute of limitations runs out on the case. You may be entitled to claim compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and damages for your child's reduced future earning capacity.
Medical Malpractice FAQs
Answers from everything to if you have a valid case, to the type of criteria you'll be required to prove in a court of law. Browse through our frequently asked questions if you think you may have the beginning of a medical malpractice case to find more information.