Doctors and other medical professionals not only have an ethical and moral obligation to treat patients with extreme care and safety, but they also have a legal obligation to do so. Despite that legal obligation, medical professionals in New York and elsewhere can still act recklessly or negligently and injure patients in the process. When this kind of situation unfolds and innocent victims are left to pick up the pieces of a medical error or negligence, the injured party may be able to pursue a medical malpractice suit against the medical professionals involved.
Any kind of medical malpractice or negligence situation should be taken seriously as certain injuries can have life-long effects. Birth injuries are often a source of a medical malpractice suit and can entail a wide-range of injuries. Both cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy caused by a medical error or recklessness can alter the course of someone's life.
The elderly may also be at risk as nursing home injuries are also a source of medical malpractice suits. A nursing home neglect situation can also lead to a wrongful death situation. Wrongful death may also occur under any other kind of scenario and may result from recklessness of any medical professional with whom a patient comes into contact.
Medical malpractice situations can be tricky as the science of medicine and the exact obligation of a medical professional in New York can be complicated for the lay person to understand. Because of this fact, the help of outside experts and other medical personnel may be needed to clearly present exactly what occurred and where liability may lie. Our website has more information about the importance of legal support and complications that may impact a medical malpractice suit.