New York Medical Negligence Lawyers
In New York, physicians are responsible for performing their job up to
the accepted standard of care of the medical community. When treating
a patient, doctors must take the same steps as that of another competent
physician in the same field. When a doctor fails to uphold that level
of care, they have committed medical negligence. Medical negligence can
cause the patient serious injury, and has been known to be fatal in some
cases. Fortunately, patients who have suffered an injury due to medical
negligence may be able to file a lawsuit to recoup damages they may have
suffered. As a result, patients who have suffered an injury due to medical
malpractice should seek the counsel of a New York Medical Negligence lawyer.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs, & Kool, we have been protecting
the rights of medical malpractice victims for over 50 years. We understand
the strain an injury due to medical negligence can cause patients. As
a result we are committed to helping in our patients' recovery by
fighting for the damages they may have suffered.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury during or immediately following
a medical procedure? If so, you may have legal recourse. For a free, no
obligation consultation, call 212-406-1700 or
contact us online. The attorneys at
Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool take all cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no charge
without a recovery.
What Are the Grounds for a Valid Medical Negligence Claim?
While individuals who have suffered an injury due to improper medical treatment
may be able to file a lawsuit, they must be able to prove that their presiding
doctor failed to meet certain criteria. The following are necessary to
have a viable medical negligence claim:
The Doctor Failed to Uphold the Standard of Care: Doctors are expected to act with the same level of care as another competent
physician in the same field. When a doctor fails to uphold this standard
of care, they have acted negligently.
The Physician's Negligence was the Cause of the Injury: In order to have a valid medical malpractice claim, the physician's
negligence must have been directly responsible for the patient's injury.
In other words, a patient can be injured in a medical procedure, but they
do not have a valid lawsuit unless the physician acted negligently and
that negligence caused the injury.
The Injury Caused the Patient to Suffer Damages: The patient's injury must have caused either economic or non-economic
damages in order to have a valid claim. Economic damages are any financial
losses the patient suffered due to the injury, such as lost wages or medical
bills not covered by insurance. Non-economic damages are any long term
physical pain or emotional trauma caused by the injury.
Why Do You Need a Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyer?
Individuals who have suffered an injury due to medical negligence should
seek the counsel of a skilled malpractice attorney. Medical negligence
cases can be expensive and time consuming, necessitating the hiring of
a law firm that has the resources to adequately handle these cases. Hiring
skilled representation can mean the difference between a favorable verdict
or settlement and disappointment. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs &
Kool, our attorneys have the skill and resources necessary to properly
handle medical negligence cases. Our attorneys' process-which includes
hiring medical experts to help prove that the physician may have acted
negligently- for handling medical negligence cases has led to a number
of favorable verdicts and settlements, including a recovery of $46.2 million.
Do you believe that you or someone you love has suffered an injury due
to medical negligence? If so, you may be able to file a medical malpractice
lawsuit. To see how Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool may be able
to help you, call
212-406-1700 or contact us online.