Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you or a loved one were harmed because of a doctor’s negligence in Queens, NY, you could be entitled to substantial compensation. An experienced Queens medical malpractice lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can fight to help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
With over 40 years of experience, our lawyers can make a meaningful difference in your case. We’ve already recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation over the years. We’re prepared to fight to win maximum compensation for you.
Interested in learning more about establishing an attorney client relationship? Call to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer in Queens, New York, today.
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How Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help if You Were a Victim of Medical Malpractice in Queens
Medical malpractice cases are different than your typical car accident claim. They can be tough to win on your own because the laws in New York are complicated. To recover any compensation at all, you’ll have to prove your doctor’s mistake using specific types of evidence. You’ll also have to prove the value of your case.
Hiring an experienced Queens personal injury lawyer greatly increases your odds of winning fair compensation. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we’ve been handling cases like yours for over four decades. We know how to investigate and prove a medical malpractice claim.
When you hire us, our team will:
- Analyze medical records, interview medical staff, and get the evidence you need to prove what happened
- Hire the medical experts needed to support your claim
- Consult with experts and specialists who can help us understand what your case is worth
- Handle all negotiations with the insurance companies and defense lawyers
Don’t expect the doctor or healthcare provider to step up and admit fault. Call a trusted Queens personal injury attorney who can help prove your case. Your consultation is always 100% free, so don’t hesitate to get the help you deserve.
How Common is Medical Malpractice in Queens, NY?
Although the issue remains controversial, a study by Johns Hopkins found that medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. That study found that about 10% of all deaths nationwide are due to medical error.
Further studies have revealed that New York accounts for about 20% of medical malpractice costs nationwide.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we handle all types of medical malpractice claims in Queens, including those involving:
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgical errors
- Emergency room errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Prescription drug errors
- Nursing negligence
- Hospital negligence
- Birth injuries
If you were hurt and suspect a medical error was the cause, don’t hesitate to seek legal advice. Call our law offices in New York today to schedule a free case review with our Queens medical malpractice attorneys.
What is My Queens Medical Malpractice Case Worth?
Anyone can search the internet and find information on average medical malpractice settlements. Those figures aren’t really helpful. Every medical malpractice claim is different. To get a sense of what your case is worth, your attorney will need to know the details of your injury.
However, several different factors are important in putting a fair value on your claim, including:
- The severity of your injury
- Whether you’ve suffered a permanent disability
- The cost of your existing expenses and future medical care
- The value of your lost wages and income
- The impact of the error on your prognosis and daily life
Make no mistake: the insurance companies will fight your injury claim. They’ll do everything they can to minimize their own liability. Our lawyers are here to help you fight back.
What Types of Damages Are Available to Medical Malpractice Victims?
Our attorneys at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. will aggressively pursue fair compensation for every dollar you’re entitled to receive. Victims of medical malpractice are entitled to recover compensation for their economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages in New York compensate victims for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Diminished earning potential
- Funeral and burial costs in wrongful death cases
- Any other out-of-pocket costs related to the harm you’ve suffered
Non-economic damages compensate you for the subjective emotional harm you’ve suffered.
They might include compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of consortium
You don’t have to let the insurance company decide what your case is worth. Call our law offices today to speak with an attorney who can help fight for the full amount you deserve.
We Fight to Recover Compensation for All Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice
Medical negligence can dramatically change your life. Medical errors often create the need for more extensive medical care. That alone can be physically and emotionally devastating.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we’ll fight to recover compensation for all the harm you have suffered.
Victims of medical malpractice often suffer from:
- Worsened health conditions
- Newly developed illness or injuries
- The need for more dangerous surgeries and medical treatment
- Chronic pain
- Shortened life expectancy
- Depression and anxiety
Some medical errors may even be fatal. If you were injured or lost a loved one to wrongful death, reach out to our lawyers in Queens today. We’ll sit down and listen to your story so that we can develop a plan to recover the fair compensation you deserve.
What Causes Most Instances of Medical Malpractice in Queens, New York?
Doctors and healthcare professionals make mistakes all the time. After all, they’re only human. Unfortunately, when a medical provider makes a mistake, people can lose their lives. While not every mistake amounts to malpractice, some mistakes are so dangerous and shocking that they should never occur at all.
Some of the most common causes of medical malpractice in Queens include:
- Failure to diagnose a condition
- Failure to order the correct diagnostic tests
- Failure to obtain a complete patient history
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Communication errors among healthcare staff
- Mistaken patient identities
- Wrong-site surgery
- Lack of proper training
- Failure to refer the patient to a specialist when indicated
If you were injured because someone on your medical team made an inexcusable error, a lawyer can help establish your rights to fair compensation. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we’ll investigate to identify the parties responsible for your injuries–and fight to help you hold them fully accountable.
How Do I Prove Negligence in a New York Medical Malpractice Case?
In any negligence case, the victim has the burden of proving that someone else’s negligence caused their injuries.
In legal terms, that requires proving:
- A legal duty of care
- Breach of that duty
- The breach directly caused the harm you’ve suffered
- Damages, usually in the form of a physical injury or illness
Every healthcare professional owes a duty of care to patients, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, and even the medical facility itself. In cases involving medical negligence, that duty of care means that the person is required to provide the appropriate standard of medical care.
The medical standard of care is the level of care that a reasonable, competent healthcare provider would provide under the circumstances.
It can vary from case to case, depending upon:
- The nature of the injury or illness and treatment
- The patient’s age and medical history
- Geographic location
A breach of duty occurs when a doctor deviates from the medical standard of care. If that breach directly causes injury or harm, you could have a case for medical malpractice.
The key to proving negligence in a medical malpractice lawsuit is often establishing what a reasonable doctor would have done under the circumstances. That requires the input of similarly situated healthcare professionals.
Our attorneys at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. have been helping clients like you for decades. We’ll work with top-rated medical experts to obtain the affidavit of merit required by New York state medical malpractice laws. All you have to do is give us a call today to schedule your free case evaluation.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit for Medical Malpractice in New York?
The New York statute of limitations gives victims two years and six months to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The clock generally starts to run on the latter of:
- The date the malpractice occurred, or
- The end of continuous treatment from the doctor or medical professional who committed the error
It’s possible that you could have additional time to sue for compensation. Sometimes victims of medical negligence don’t know about the error immediately. For example, under the New York discovery rule, if a surgeon left a foreign object in your body, you might not discover the error for months. In those cases, the statute of limitations starts to run on the date you learn about the medical mistake.
Contact a Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer for a Free Consultation
Were you or a family member hurt because of a medical error in Queens? Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. is here to help you fight for fair compensation. Call our law firm today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Queens medical malpractice lawyer. We represent clients across New York City, Long Island, and Nassau County.