Medical professionals have a duty to provide a certain standard of care to patients. Despite that legal obligation, countless patients are the victims of medical malpractice every year in New York. When medical malpractice occurs and the injuries or damages have left a victim or family with even larger medical bills or altered the quality of life for that victim, those damaged have the right to pursue claims for financial relief in civil court.
The possible injuries that can affect patients can come about under any circumstances, including pregnancy, birth and surgery. Medical errors regarding pregnancy or birth can lead to a baby suffering from cerebral palsy and other conditions may impact the baby and/or the mother. Surgical errors can lead to further health complications or even a wrongful death.
Once the exact nature and cause of injury or damages is determined, pursuing a medical malpractice case typically involves a thorough investigation. The case may also require expert medical testimony or assistance to document the nature of the injury and damages. Medical experts may need to testify to explain how the conduct complained of deviated from the medically recognized standard of case.
The individual factors and impact on the lives of victims and families can make any medical malpractice lawsuit complicated. A victim or family may need to rely on monetary damages to begin to recover from the incident or to reverse any adverse health effects, if that is even possible. Our firm has more information about medical malpractice in New York on our website.