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What to Do If You Suspect Medical Malpractice or Negligence

Steven Schwartzapfel -Founding Partner Feb 10, 2016

For more than 35 years, Steven Schwartzapfel, the founding member of Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C., has been one of New York’s most prominent personal injury attorneys. Steve represents clients in all types of personal injury cases. His experience, skill, and dedication have enabled Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. to recover hundreds of millions of dollars for their clients.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice and medical negligence incidents happen frequently. Statistics report that up to 1.3 million people are injured due to medical malpractice annually. The victims of these incidents can experience serious injuries and even wrongful death due to the negligence or medical mistakes of health care professionals.

What Constitutes Malpractice?

Medical malpractice can be caused by a variety of situations, and can include failure to diagnose a medical condition, delay of medical treatment, or failure to provide adequate care. The two key factors in determining whether you have a medical malpractice suit will involve proving that the doctor made a mistake, and that you suffered an injury because of this mistake.

Steps to Take if Injured

If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, it is important to take the following steps:

  1. Document Your Injuries: Write down your symptoms and the details of your injuries. Also, make note of your doctor’s name, the treatment that was prescribed, and any medical tests given.
  2. Get a Second Opinion: A second physician will be able to provide you with treatment recommendations and will also document your current health condition, which could be important down the road should you file a claim.
  3. Get Copies of Your Medical Records: Gather all medical documentation, including reports from doctors and hospitals, as well as test results.

Contact Schwartzapfel® Lawyers, P.C.

We understand that dealing with a medical malpractice or negligence incident can be overwhelming. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of income. Speak to Schwartzapfel® Lawyers P.C. today – a medical malpractice law firm in New York. Contact us online or call us at 1-877-737-4806. We will Fight For You!

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