New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Do you have a medical malpractice case?

Suffering due to medical negligence or wrongdoing is a devastating experience that can leave a void in your life. At Schwartzapfel Lawyers, we understand the emotional and financial challenges that come with such a loss, and we are committed to helping you bridge the gap with our personalized and compassionate legal representation.

 

With our experience in medical malpractice cases and our dedication to understanding your unique needs, we strive to bring justice to your case while easing the burden on your family members during this difficult time. Let us stand by your side as we work to recover the financial compensation and closure you so deserve.

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Do You Have Questions About Your
Medical Malpractice Case?

Have you received medical attention after your medical malpractice incident?

If you suspect that you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, Schwartzapfel Lawyers urges you to seek immediate medical attention. Ensuring your health and well-being is our top priority, and obtaining a thorough evaluation from a qualified healthcare professional can be crucial in determining the extent of any injuries and related complications.

 

As experienced medical malpractice and personal injury accident attorneys, we understand that timely medical care is not only essential for your recovery, but also plays a vital role in building a strong legal case. To this end, Schwartzapfel Lawyers is dedicated to helping you take the right steps to protect your rights and secure the compensation you are entitled to.

Do you have a copy of the medical records associated with the malpractice?

Once you’re medically stabilized, it’s crucial to obtain copies of your medical records. These documents will serve as critical components of any medical malpractice or personal injury accident case, as they provide essential evidence to support your claim.

 

At Schwartzapfel Lawyers, our skilled attorneys know that a comprehensive understanding of your medical history and treatment is necessary for establishing negligence and proving the extent of your injuries. By gathering and analyzing these records, we can effectively demonstrate the harm caused by medical malpractice and work diligently to hold the responsible parties accountable.

 

Trust Schwartzapfel Lawyers to guide you through this process and fight for you every step of the way. Call now!

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Are you documenting the medical malpractice and collecting evidence?

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, it’s important to document the incident thoroughly and gather all relevant evidence. At Schwartzapfel Lawyers, our team of personal injury accident attorneys understands the importance of a well-documented case in securing the best possible outcome for our clients.


Begin by noting the details of your experience, including dates, times, and the names of the medical professionals involved. Additionally, collect medical records, photographs, witness statements, and any other evidence that supports your claim. This comprehensive documentation is essential to building a strong case and ensuring the best chance of success in your medical malpractice injury claim.

Have you spoken with a lawyer who specializes in medical malpractice cases?

Once you’ve documented the incident and collected evidence, you should reach out to an experienced medical malpractice attorney. At Schwartzapfel Lawyers, our dedicated team of personal injury accident attorneys has a proven track record in successfully handling medical malpractice cases and will advocate for your rights both in and out of court.

 

Contacting an attorney early in the process can also help you avoid common pitfalls and mistakes that could jeopardize your claim. Trust Schwartzapfel Lawyers to provide the know-how and support you need to recover financially through your medical malpractice injury case. To get started, dial 516-342-2200 today!

Medical Malpractice FAQs

What is medical malpractice, and how do I know if I have a case?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional, such as a doctor, nurse, or hospital, provides substandard care, resulting in harm or injury to a patient. To have a valid case, you must prove that the medical professional breached the standard of care and that it directly caused your injuries. As experienced New York medical malpractice attorneys, we can help you determine if you have a case by thoroughly reviewing the facts and consulting with medical experts.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York?

In New York, you generally have two and a half years from the date of the malpractice incident to file a lawsuit. However, there are exceptions, such as cases involving foreign objects left in the body, continuous treatment, or cases involving minors. It’s crucial to consult a knowledgeable medical malpractice attorney in New York as soon as possible to ensure that your claim is filed within the statute of limitations.

What kind of compensation can I expect in a medical malpractice claim?

How much compensation you receive in a medical malpractice claim will largely depend on the specific details of your case. In this way, New York medical malpractice claims can cover various damages, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

At Schwartzapfel Lawyers, our skilled medical malpractice attorneys will work diligently to maximize your compensation and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.

What are common types of medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice encompasses various errors, including misdiagnosis, surgical errors (like operating on the incorrect part or patient), anesthesia errors, and incorrect medication administration.

Birth injuries, another critical type of malpractice, can profoundly impact a child’s life. If you’ve experienced any of these catastrophic injuries, our medical malpractice attorneys are ready to assist. Call the award-winning legal team of Schwartzapfel Lawyers at 516-342-2200 for a free consultation today!

Who can be sued in a medical malpractice claim?

In a medical malpractice claim, you can sue the individual responsible for the error, which could be a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other hospital staff. Sometimes, the lawsuit may include several parties. Patients may also sue the employer of the negligent party if the error occurred within their job duties.

 

The severity of the resulting injury also comes into play. Someone who suffered a brain injury that led to cerebral palsy due to poor care is an example of a valid injury. A patient who was prescribed a medication that didn’t treat their cold is not.

 

If your care provider caused you harm through medical negligence, it becomes medical malpractice, and you likely have a valid claim on your hands. All medical providers are expected to uphold a duty of care. When they fail to do so, and it results in an injured patient, it might be time to consider seeking fair compensation.

How much compensation can I expect from my medical malpractice case?

The value of a medical malpractice case varies, with both subjective and objective factors to consider. It includes compensatory damages for economic losses like medical bills, lost income, and future treatment expenses. Non-economic damages cover pain and suffering, which are harder to quantify. In cases of egregious conduct, punitive damages may also apply.

What defines the standard of care in medical malpractice cases?

In medical malpractice cases, standard of care is determined like this: What would a competent healthcare provider in identical fields do under similar circumstances?

Professional testimony is often required to explain this standard to judges and juries. If you believe your healthcare professional deviated from this standard, our knowledgeable personal injury law firm can help. Call Schwartzapfel Lawyers at 516-342-2200 for a free consultation and/or case evaluation today!

What are damages caps in medical malpractice cases?

Damages caps by insurance companies limit the compensation a medical malpractice plaintiff may be awarded. They often apply to non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, to prevent excessive awards and maintain reasonable medical malpractice insurance costs.

 

If you’re concerned about how these caps might affect your personal injury case, contact our legal team for a free case evaluation. With over (150) years of combined experience, you can trust Schwartzapfel Lawyers to provide knowledgeable legal counsel for your needs.

If my nurse gives me incorrect medication, do I have a case?

Yes, you can sue the nurse responsible for the medication error if it’s a standard of care issue. The hospital employing the nurse may also be liable, particularly if the nurse was under the supervision of a hospital-employed doctor.

 

For personalized guidance on your specific situation, call our seasoned medical malpractice lawyers at 516-342-2200. But you shouldn’t wait, as your window to file a claim and recover financially may soon close forever. To keep that from happening, call now and have Schwartzapfel Lawyers fight for you!

What if I'm not told about all the risks of a medical procedure?

If a doctor fails to inform you about significant risks associated with a procedure, you may have a case under the theory of lacking informed consent. To succeed, you must demonstrate that a reasonably trained doctor would have revealed the risk and that a reasonably informed patient might have chosen a different course of action with this knowledge. Note: In cases of emergency, this rule does not generally apply.

 

If your loved one suffered a wrongful death due to being misinformed, you’ll want to speak with our personal injury lawyers right away. You can do this by calling Schwartzapfel Lawyers at 516-342-2200 today. No matter your situation, it will be our honor and privilege to do all that we can to help you through this difficult time.

Do I really need to hire a skilled lawyer for medical malpractice cases?

Absolutely! Medical malpractice cases often involve detailed medical documentation, expert testimony, and specific procedural requirements. Mistakes in handling these aspects can jeopardize your claim. 

Consult with the skilled personal injury attorneys at Schwartzapfel Lawyers by dialing 516-342-2200 today. One phone call will leave you with a better understanding of the steps you should take to strengthen your case and recover in full.

Your financial future is too important to leave to chance. Act today to protect your tomorrows and have Schwartzapfel Lawyers fight – and win – for you!

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