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.
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.