When a person becomes a patient or a loved one is a patient under medical care, there is a reasonable expectation that proper training, education and protocol is in place and will translate into proper care. Despite those expectations, situations occur where a New York becomes a victim. When this happens, a case for medical malpractice may be filed as a means of seeking a monetary judgment for damages incurred.
Cases can be extremely complex, depending on what may have occurred. Birth injuries can be particularly traumatic for families, particularly due to the fact that victims may need lifelong care. Many birth injuries can alter the course of a child's life, and the prognosis for any level of recovery may be difficult or impossible to predict.
Other injuries suffered at the hands of a medical professional can be just as traumatic. Surgical errors and other medical injuries can affect overall health and create irreparable emotional scars. For those who are in facilities designed to meet the needs of the elderly, nursing home injuries can be dangerous and affect the overall welfare of a patient and impact whether that patient can or should remain at that same facility.
The various factors that can affect a medical malpractice case means each situation must be thoroughly investigated and assessed on its own merits. Then, the details of each case must be reviewed as appropriate to determine the viability of a legal claim and the amount of financial damages incurred. Our website has more information about medical malpractice and what the legal process may entail for New York victims and their families.