New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Highly experienced New York attorneys help clients pursue justice for medical errors
New York City is known for having the best of everything. The New York medical malpractice lawyers of Rich & Rich, P.C. are well known for successfully representing victims of medical and dental malpractice. When a healthcare professional’s performance deviates from the standard of care and those actions result in harm, we vigorously pursue appropriate monetary damages for the victim, and possibly their loved ones. Our medical malpractice attorneys serve victims in Manhattan, Queens and Nassau County.
Accomplished attorneys hold medical professionals accountable for mistakes
Attorneys Marc Rich and Jeffrey Rich have more than 50 years of combined experience and each has earned an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®, a recognition of their legal ability and legal ethics by attorneys familiar with their work.
No matter what type of malpractice occurred in your case, we have the resources to identify the negligent parties. We handle cases relating to all types of medical misconduct, including:
- Surgical errors — When you undergo surgery, there is no way for you to determine if mistakes were made during the procedure. Our lawyers conduct thorough discovery and may call upon medical experts to help prove that a surgical error occurred. We have experience handling claims stemming from all types of procedures, including breast augmentation, spinal surgery, plastic or cosmetic surgery and orthopedic surgery.
- Dental nerve injuries — After a botched implant or extraction procedure, dental nerve injuries can lead to severe and enduring pain. Our dental malpractice lawyers work diligently to hold responsible parties liable for their carelessness.
- Diagnosis problems — The failure to diagnose a medical condition in a timely manner can have serious and even fatal consequences. We will demonstrate the harm you suffered because of an incorrect or missed diagnosis, which may have been caused by a doctor’s misinterpretation of a medical test, failure to order appropriate medical tests or failure to give a referral to a medical specialist.
- Emergency room mistakes — The chaotic nature of an emergency room often leads to oversights and substandard care. Regardless of the reason for your ER visit, we can investigate to see if professional standards were violated.
- Birth injuries — Treatment during childbirth requires great sensitivity. One obstetric mistake can trigger a birth injury resulting in irreparable harm to an infant. In these cases, we detail the full extent of damages incurred by the child and their family.
When you or a loved one has been harmed by medical malpractice, you have only one chance to obtain justice from the wrongdoers. It is crucial to rely on a law firm with a proven record of success.
Meticulous professionals investigate common causes of medical malpractice
To prove that you are entitled to compensation from a healthcare facility or professional, it will be necessary to establish that medical malpractice occurred.
Medical malpractice lawsuits often arise under one or more of the following circumstances:
- A physician fails to properly treat a condition
- A physician fails to perform surgery properly
- A general practice physician deviates from the recognized professional standards
- A medical specialist deviates from a nationally accepted standard of practice in that field of medicine
- A physician fails to obtain the informed consent of the patient before performing a procedure or operation
- A physician is exhausted or overworked, and makes poor decisions due to fatigue or “burnout”
- A hospital has inadequate sanitation, administers improper doses of medication, engages in negligent nursing care or has equipment failure
By looking into all the factors that may have played a part in the insufficient medical care you received, we can build a clear case for your right to pursue compensation.
Trusted firm offers advice on how to sue for medical malpractice
When medical negligence occurs, you should document what happened and contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney.
A seasoned medical malpractice lawyer can provide specific guidance throughout the processes of preparing, filing and proving a claim. As your legal representatives, the actions we take are directed toward helping you recover the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled while relieving your burden during a difficult time. We are skilled litigators with a long record of achieving sizeable settlements and verdicts.
New York medical malpractice statute of limitations
A lawsuit must be filed within a certain period after the alleged medical malpractice. Once the statute of limitations expires, you lose your right to take legal action, forever.
Exceptions to the statute of limitations are available only in very specific cases:
- Foreign object left in body — If a foreign object such as a scalpel or gauze is left in a patient’s body but is not discovered immediately, the patient typically must file a lawsuit within one year from the date they discovered or should have discovered the object. If the object is discovered more than 10 years after the malpractice, the patient cannot sue.
- Minor child — A minor child who suffers medical malpractice generally has two and a half years from the day they turn 18 to file a lawsuit. However, depending on the circumstances, stricter deadlines may apply. You cannot file a lawsuit more than 10 years after the malpractice occurs.
It is best to contact an attorney as soon as you suspect that medical malpractice occurred, even if you are not certain that you want to sue. One of our attorneys can help you understand your options and make sure you are aware of the statute of limitations that applies to your case.
Strategic advisers seek maximum compensation for medical malpractice victims
The compensation available for your medical malpractice claim will depend on several factors, including the type and severity of your injury, the events that led to the injury and the long-term repercussions of the injury. A settlement or award may cover the immediate and future costs of:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Assistive devices
- Reduced quality of life
Several parties may share fault and therefore share responsibility for paying out damages.
Our medical malpractice attorneys represent clients on a contingency basis, meaning that we are only paid if we win your case. We work hard to get you the money you need to move forward after your injury.
Contact a tenacious New York medical malpractice attorney serving New York City and Long Island
With offices in Manhattan and Nassau County, the attorneys of Rich & Rich, P.C. represent plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases against medical professionals and facilities throughout New York State. To schedule a free case evaluation with a qualified member of our legal staff, call 347.696.7707 or contact us online.