Whenever a person seeks the care of a medical professional, he or she has an expectation of trust and adequate care. When that care is negligent or substandard, the consequences can be life-altering and financially devastating. For New York patients who have been the victim of medical malpractice, there are legal rights and ways to pursue compensation for a wide variety of injuries and outcomes.
Anytime a person seeks medical care, it can be a frightening and intimidating experience. When there is a complication or unforeseen result, the stress can compound and lead to much more serious issues. If a complication is due to medical malpractice, New York victims may gain by understanding the legal implications the options for pursuing a claim for monetary damages.
Families in New York rely on medical professionals for a variety of healthcare-related reasons. Because most people do not have the extensive medical knowledge that comes with years of study and training, they put their trust in doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to treat them when they are unwell or in need. While most of this care serves its purpose, there are times when medical professionals make mistakes that seriously injure -- or even result in the death of -- one of their patients. A victim or his or her family might decide to file a medical malpractice claim to seek financial accountability against those deemed responsible.