As most people in New York will find, at some point in your life you are very likely to require the attention of a medical professional. Perhaps you simply need a checkup with a general practitioner, perhaps you need a blood test or a vaccination or maybe you need to go through an operation or a course of therapy. Whatever the case, you place your well-being in the hands of those professionals.
Often, this is completely fine and you will receive the care, support and treatment you require. However, a single error on the part of one person responsible for your care could have devastating results. Furthermore, this error could happen at any stage of your treatment:
- Wrong site surgery.
- Objects left inside you during a surgical procedure.
- Infection due to unclean hospitals or equipment.
- Pharmaceutical errors.
Any of these complications cannot only slow your recovery but may even leave you in a worse condition than you were to begin with. As such, it is vital to challenge medical negligence, both for your own benefit and for that of future patients.
Our page on medical malpractice has more detailed information on the steps you can take in the wake of such an incident. An attorney may also be able to assist you if you decide to go ahead with a malpractice claim. It may seem like a lot to think about when you are already preoccupied with your health, but a successful claim could set you on the path to better treatment while also relieving some of the financial burden of your experience.