Medical malpractice, nursing malpractice, clinical negligence and mistakes in specialized fields such as obstetrics, gynecology, orthopedics, neurology and emergency care are common issues that face many patients.
However, medical malpractice can occur in all medical settings from the hospital and doctor’s office to the laboratory and pharmacy. In many cases, medical malpractice, nursing malpractice, brain injuries and similar health-related incidents lead to very serious risks and complications to a patient’s health.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of medical malpractice, clinical negligence or something similar, please contact us for a free consultation with our experienced and caring New York medical malpractice attorneys and clinical negligence lawyers. Our legal team has been successful in getting our clients the medical malpractice compensation they deserve, and can protect your legal rights & will work to fight for a fair and just resolution for your medical malpractice case.
Some of the most common forms of medical malpractice include:
Brain Injuries, Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy and Birth Injuries
Many brain injuries Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability, and can occur as a result of doctor negligence during birth delivery, botched or delayed Cesarian sections, or failing to diagnose a severe brain condition. Cerebral palsy–a brain condition caused by damage to the brain’s motor control centers–and Erb’s Palsy, which causes paralysis of the arm, can also can arise from these types of situations. Our New York brain injury attorneys have the success, experience, and track record required to help you navigate through your legal options and help you determine whether to file a claim because of medical malpractice, cerebral palsy or other birth-related injuries.
Orthopedic Medical Malpractice, Anesthesia Errors & Surgical Mistakes
Orthopedic malpractice occurs when an orthopedic surgeon conducts a poorly-executed surgery on a client that results in permanent injury or disability, or when an orthopedic surgeon fails to diagnose certain conditions that would lead to health complications when not treated. Examples of orthopedic malpractice include operating on the wrong part of the body; improperly setting broken bones; misinterpretations of X-Rays, CT scans and MRIs; or harmful delay in diagnosis of a health problem. Anesthesia errors can also occur when an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist fails to properly administer anesthesia to a patient, resulting in complications such as inadequate drug dosing, anesthesia awareness and wrongful death. Our medical malpractice attorneys can help determine whether you should file a malpractice claim based on orthopedic malpractice, as well as give you counsel and advice regarding your legal situation.
Neurological Malpractice and Stroke Diagnosis Mistakes
Examples of neurological malpractice include improper medical conduct, failure to monitor a case, failure to recognize treatment complications, poor patient instruction, and improper diagnoses and misdiagnoses. Misdiagnosis or failed diagnoses of stroke–defined as a rapid loss of brain function due to a disturbance of blood supply to the brain–can result from improper administration of diagnostic tests, failure to correctly interpret MRI results related test results. Such negligence can result in serious health consequences and even death. Our New York medical malpractice attorneys can help guide you toward determining whether or not to file a malpractice claim based on neurological malpractice.
Cancer Diagnosis Mistakes
Many medical malpractice cases involving breast cancer and other types of cancer stem from improper diagnosis by a physician. Misinterpretation of test results, failure to perform biopsies in response to abnormal results, and failure to administer tests in spite of evidence for cancer-like symptoms are among the situations that would qualify for medical negligence. Other examples of negligent behavior in this category of medical malpractice include the misidentification of malignant masses as benign, the mishandling of specimens, and even the misdiagnosis of cancerous lesions in a biopsy. Cancer is a condition that should not be taken lightly, and if you feel that your doctor has erred in his diagnosis or performed negligent care, our experienced New York medical malpractice attorneys can help you with filing your medical negligence claim or medical malpractice lawsuit.
Prescription errors are among the most common source of complaints in the medical malpractice field. The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies reports that 1.5 million people a year suffer from complications stemming from prescription errors and that drug mistakes cost hospitals about $3.5 billion annually in the extra medical expenses and treatment resulting from drug errors. Both doctors and pharmacists are liable in this category of malpractice, and examples of negligent behavior include improper patient diagnosis, prescription ordering mistakes, issuance of contaminated medication, and dosage error. Our New York medical malpractice lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help troubleshoot the legal issues behind your prescription error situation and will work hard to ensure that you receive fair and just compensation.
Laboratory mistakes can play a major role in a medical malpractice-related misdiagnosis, and can pave the way for a lifetime of suffering and health complications. Negligent review of test results, review oversight, mishandling of patient samples and diagnostic errors can lead to health complications, misleading diagnoses and even wrongful death. Ronemus & Vilensky’s New York medical malpractice lawyers can help you determine if your case falls into this category of medical malpractice, as well as what legal options you can pursue to redress your situation.
Patient Injuries and Inadequate Staffing
Finally, nursing malpractice can occur as a result of negligent activity from hospital doctors, hospital nurses or other hospital staff. According to the Institute of Medicine, between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die each year in U.S. hospitals as a result of preventable medical errors. Improper diagnoses, use of excessive force during procedures, and patient harm due to use of equipment or improper administration of medication all fall under the purview of this category of medical malpractice. Attorneys can help determine whether your hospital or the attending doctor are liable for medical malpractice, and will work to seek swift and just resolution.
Malpractice and the Law
No person should suffer from negligent treatment at the hands of a doctor, surgeon or other health professional–especially when their protect and preserve your health. If you or a loved one is a victim of medical malpractice, nursing malpractice, clinical negligence and other medical mistakes, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries, disabilities, medical expenses and more. Contact Ronemus & Vilensky to speak with our NYC medical malpractice team. Our legal team has years of experience fighting for the rights of medical malpractice victims, and we will ensure that you receive the justice you deserve.