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Injured Due to Medical Malpractice?

Call an Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorney

People trust medical professionals with their health and with their lives. Errors due to negligence or lack of attention from doctors, nurses, pharmacists or the makers of medical devices can have a long-lasting negative impact on your health.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice is all too common in the U.S. In fact, medical errors now rank as the third leading cause of death nationwide. Consequently, you cannot rely on the professionals to whom you trust your health – even your life – always living up to either your expectations or to the duty of care they owe you. If you sustained an injury anywhere in the New York City area due to the negligence of one of your health care professionals or the entity for which they work, you have the right to sue both them and their employer for medical malpractice. The same holds true if you became sicker than you were before you sought their help.

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Medical Malpractice Causes

Any number of things, including the following, can cause errors and therefore medical malpractice:

• Failure to diagnose, delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis
• Failure to order the proper lab tests or failure to properly interpret those ordered
• Administration of the wrong medications
• Improper anesthesia dosage or administration
• Improper surgical technique, such as leaving a foreign object in the patient’s body
• Failure to properly monitor a patient’s post-operative recovery period
• Failure to obtain the proper informed consent to a treatment or procedure
• Failure to sufficiently communicate with other members of the health care team

What Should You Do if You Are a Medical Malpractice Victim?

If you believe someone on your health care team made an error or otherwise failed to give you proper treatment, you should question him or her as quickly as possible about what (s)he did and why (s)he did it. Also voice your concerns to the patient advocate if one exists. In addition, make sure to obtain copies of all your medical records, even if you have to pay for them yourself.
What Not to Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice

Keep your initial questions reasonably friendly and certainly non-accusatory. Now is not the time to accuse anyone of malpractice or rake them over the coals for what you think they may have done wrong. Remember, you are on an information-gathering hunt and you will get more information if you do not alienate the people who have the information you need. You have plenty of time to use the damaging information they give you against them.
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Medical Malpractice Questions?

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What are some common examples of medical malpractice?

ommon types of malpractice are:

  • Misdiagnosis, which happens when a doctor diagnoses a patient with the wrong illness or fails to diagnose them as promptly as they should.
  • Errors in surgical procedures including operating on the wrong body part or even the wrong patient.
  • Leaving a foreign object in the patient’s body after surgery.
  • Lacerating or perforating a surrounding organ during surgery.
  • Improperly administering or monitoring anesthesia prior to surgery.
Do you offer free consultations?

Yes! A free consultation to discuss your case is available either in person, on the phone, or via Zoom. There is no fee to hire us, because we only get paid when you get paid.

How much is a medical malpractice case worth?

The settlement will depend on many factors and come in a few categories.

  • Economic damages pay for items such as current and future medical costs, and lost income.
  • Non-economic damages include the subjective pain and suffering of the patient and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Punitive damages are paid when there is proof that the medical staff member acted intentionally or in another egregious manner.
What is the statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case?

In New York, medical malpractice claims must be filed within 2 ½ years from the date of the alleged negligent action or omission that caused the patient’s injury.

The statute of limitations defines the period in which a patient can make a claim. The time usually starts when the incident occurs. The statute of limitations also may be extended based on the discovery rule which applies when a patient did not have an opportunity to discover the malpractice when it first happened.

Talk With a Personal Injury Attorney ASAP!

In New York, you have only 30 months from the date of your injury or the onset of your illness in which to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent party or parties. If you fail to file within this statute of limitations period, New York law precludes you from obtaining any compensation from the responsible party or parties.

This is why it is so important that you contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as you can. He or she needs time to assess your injury or illness, review your medical records and, if necessary, conduct his or her own investigation.

What to Expect When Working With Us

Keep in mind that not all attorneys practice the same type of law. So no matter how much your brother liked his divorce attorney, that is not the lawyer you need. You should choose an experienced personal injury attorney who has a track record of success in obtaining favorable medical malpractice settlements and jury verdicts for his or her clients. You also want an attorney who will take the time to listen to you, answer your questions and advise you of your options.

We believe a team approach is the best way to get things done efficiently, responsibly and achieve maximum results. You’ll meet your attorney during your free consultation and have consistent communication with him/her throughout the duration of your case.

Why Choose Daniella Levi as Your Medical Malpractice Attorney?

Daniella Levi and her law firm, Daniella Levi & Associates, P.C., have been practicing personal injury law for nearly 20 years. Headquartered in Queens, NY, Attorney Levi and her firm offer you the following advantages:

  • Obtained high-dollar settlements and jury verdicts for hundreds of clients, including such medical malpractice awards over $1,000,000.
  • Maintain strong relationships with qualified medical professionals who help with complex medical malpractice cases.
  • Offer free initial consultations..
  • Charge no attorney fees unless you get PAID!
  • Named a 2020 Top Lawyer as published in the New York Times.

Perhaps most importantly, Daniella Levi is passionate about what she does. She truly wants to help you and will aggressively fight for your right to maximum compensation.

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