As most people in New York will agree, your health is important. No matter what your other priorities are in life, an illness or injury can really get in the way. As such, you rely on medical professionals to offer the best possible care so you can make a full recovery and get back to focusing on the things that matter most to you. Unfortunately, these professionals are not always as dependable as you might hope and you could be faced with further health complications.
At the very least, medical malpractice could mean that your condition goes untreated or undiagnosed for longer than it needs to. However, depending on the mistakes made, the situation could be even worse. You might be misdiagnosed and given the wrong treatment, which could have a negative effect on your health or even make your existing condition worse.
Furthermore, this incorrect treatment still costs money, so you could be racking up hefty medical bills even though you are no closer to recovery. Meanwhile, your continued ill health can be emotionally draining and may put a strain on your relationships with friends and family. On top of this, it is difficult to confront the individuals responsible for the malpractice, as you may already be preoccupied with your illness.
If you have experienced poor medical care and you believe your illness or injury has been exacerbated by this treatment, you should not have to suffer in silence, and you might want to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our page on doctor errors has more detailed information on the steps you can take if you have been mistreated. Additionally, an attorney may be able to provide invaluable advice and support you through the legal process.