Manhattan Medical Malpractice
Rich & Rich, P.C. is well known for representing victims of malpractice in Manhattan. Medical malpractice law is the negligence of a doctor or other health care provider including doctors, dentists, podiatrists, hospitals or hospital staff. When a healthcare professional’s performance deviates from the standard of care, and those actions result in harm, the healthcare professional may be liable for monetary damages. A large number of individuals are injured or die as a result of medical malpractice each year. Call our New York medical malpractice lawyers for a free evaluation of your medical malpractice claim, case or suit.
Medical malpractice lawsuits arise under the following circumstances:
- when a medical specialist departs from an accepted standard of care in that field of medicine
- when a physician or hospital fails to properly or timely diagnose or treat a medical condition
- when a physician or hospital fails to perform surgery properly
- when a physician or hospital during the general practice of medicine deviates from the generally accepted standard of care in the community
- when a hospital has inadequate sanitation, administers improper or overdoses of medication, engages in negligent nursing care, or has equipment failure
- when a physician or hospital fails to obtain the informed consent of the patient before performing a procedure or operation
We are experienced in handling birth injury lawsuits, including New York City Cerebral Palsy lawsuits. If your child has been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, and you believe there were difficulties during the birthing process that caused brain damage, our attorneys are here to assist you and will review your claim at no charge. Cerebral palsy may be the result of brain damage caused by negligent prenatal care by a doctor, delayed Caesarian or negligence in the birthing or labor process.
Rich & Rich has successfully litigated many dental malpractice cases. A permanent and unnecessary dental injury that occurs through malpractice is a severed lingual nerve. This occurs during a lower wisdom extraction when the oral surgeon carelessly servers the lingual nerve resulting in total numbness and loss of taste on the effected side of the tongue, gums and lips. Recently Rich and Rich P.C. fought hard to obtain one of the highest verdicts on record in a severed lingual nerve case for their client and a high six-figure settlement for another. Dental malpractice lawsuits arise in the following situations:
- Wisdom Tooth Extraction
- Lingual Nerve Damage
- Improper Crowns and Bridges
- Improperly Performed Implant Surgery
- Imporperly Performed Root Canal treatment