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New York sees highest medical malpractice payouts

Being ill or injured is an unpleasant experience. Unfortunately, there is often little you can do other than trust in your doctors and hope for a speedy recovery. But what happens if your doctor makes a mistake? He or she might miss the true cause of your condition or perhaps prescribe the wrong medicine for you. If you have gone for surgery, they could operate in the wrong place or even leave items inside your body.

It is a worrying thought and sadly something that all too many patients in New York have had to face. These mistakes can cost lives and even when they do not, they often result in long-term or even life-changing injuries. It is little wonder that so many victims of malpractice choose to file claims for compensation.

In many states there is a cap on the amount that you can be awarded in a medical malpractice case. However, New York does not have that cap, meaning payments can be phenomenally high. In fact, according to the Washington Post, New York's payouts in 2013 were higher than any those of any other state. The $690 million sum stood at almost double Pennsylvania's payouts.

Achieving a fair amount of compensation for your injuries can be difficult. There are many matters to be taken into consideration, such as the date of the injury and how much it has affected your day-to-day life. However, there is certainly hope. An attorney may be able to help you prepare your case and assist you in pursuing the remuneration you deserve.

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