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Medical Malpractice FAQs

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional — such as a doctor, nurse, chiropractor or lab technician — acts in a negligent manner. This means that the person isn’t following an accepted standard of care or practice. If medical malpractice has occurred, you may be able to recover damages to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, or damages from the wrongful death of a loved one.

What are common medical malpractice claims?

Malpractice claims can be an act of omission or commission. Acts of omission would include things like a missed cancer diagnosis or failure to conduct certain lab tests and evaluation for an illness. Acts of commission would include leaving an instrument inside a patient during surgery or operating on the wrong part of the body. Some other examples of potential malpractice cases include delayed diagnoses, surgical errors, birth injuries or hospital negligence.

How do I know if I have a medical malpractice claim?

If you have suffered an unexpected injury while undergoing medical care, you should seek out an attorney experienced in handling medical malpractice claims. Just because an injury occurs, doesn’t necessarily mean malpractice has occurred. However, an experienced lawyer can help evaluate your case.

Should I hire an attorney to pursue my medical malpractice claim?

You don’t need an attorney to file any case, but you should always have one, especially in complicated matters such as medical malpractice. We are experienced and knowledgeable in this practice area, and we have resources to help better evaluate your claims.


We are always happy to help.

A Track Record Of Success In Nursing Home Negligence Cases

For many years, families have turned to our attorneys to get justice for their neglected and abused loved ones. We are known in New York and across the nation as a leader in the field of injury law. This is demonstrated by our designation as a Tier One firm by U.S. News & World Report in its Best Law Firms publication.

We will thoroughly investigate the situation at the nursing home and hold all negligent parties accountable for their actions. Common in nursing home abuse and neglect cases, bedsores are always the result of negligence, which often occurs due to understaffed nursing homes or as a result of poor hiring and training practices. At our firm, you can rely on receiving the level of care and attention you deserve, something that cannot be said about the nursing home entrusted for caring for your family member.

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At Godosky & Gentile, our remarkable results in medical malpractice cases speak for themselves. Call our office at 212-742-9700 to schedule a free initial consultation. We assist clients in the Bronx and throughout the greater New York City area.

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