Putting your life or the life of a loved one in the hands of a medical professional comes with a certain assurance that the professional involved will use reasonable standards of care. Despite those standards of care, situations arise where a medical professional in New York acts recklessly, carelessly or with negligence, causing the injury or death of a loved one. This is called medical malpractice and those who become the victim of medical malpractice should understand the scope of the problem and what kind of scenarios may warrant legal action.
One scenario that can lead to a medical malpractice suit is birth injuries. Labor and delivery in general can get complicated. However, when a professional acts negligently or recklessly, cerebral palsy or other injuries can impact the child and mother for years to come, if not forever.
Complicated or unpredictable birth situations are not the only source of medical malpractice scenarios. The elderly can be at risk also. Nursing home injuries can cause further health issues and suffering for an infirmed loved one who requires constant care. Surgery can also be a source of devastating errors that can impact a person's life overall.
Medical malpractice situations in general can be costly, both financially and emotionally, as the situation can create a deep mistrust of medical professionals. This can impact a person's future health. Legal support can help a family in New York understand what went wrong, what should have been done and what to expect as a case moves forward in the civil court system. Our website offers more information about medical malpractice in general and what a civil case may entail.