The medical malpractice attorneys at the Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP represents medical malpractice victims in Rochester, New York, and throughout the state. If you have been injured by the negligence of a doctor or other medical provider, you may have a case. Our legal team understands that you have already suffered loss through injury, and we will treat your case with care and respect.
Types of Rochester Medical Malpractice Cases
Doctors and other medical providers are expected to handle each patient’s condition with certain standards of care established by the medical community. Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare providers fail to provide that expected standard of care, either through lack of attention or miscommunication, and serious injury results.
Some of the most common examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis
- Failure to order appropriate tests
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Medication error
- Failure to consult with appropriate specialists
- Error in reading test results
- Surgical error
- Anesthesia error
- Birth injuries / birth defects caused by failure to monitor mother or baby during pregnancy, labor, or delivery
- Emergency room error
Experts estimate that around 100,000 patients die annually due to these medical errors – and countless others are hurt by unreported mistakes in doctor’s offices, pharmacies and nursing homes. We trust our doctors and hospitals to manage our health – we trust in their years of training, their facilities, and their ability to communicate effectively with their peers regarding our health. When that trust is violated and innocent patients suffer preventable injuries and illnesses, negligent medical providers must be held accountable.
When to Contact a Qualified Medical Malpractice Attorney
If you have been seriously injured by medical malpractice in the State of New York, you may be eligible for damages, including lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and punitive damages in certain circumstances. However, medical malpractice is a complex legal area because negligence must be very clearly proven – and the doctors and hospitals facing malpractice claims will fight hard to prove that they did not act negligently.
Only a skilled Rochester medical malpractice lawyer has the experience and resources to thoroughly investigate and prosecute your case. New York law mandates that any medical malpractice lawsuit must be brought within two and a half years. There are exceptions when foreign objects are left inside the body following surgery and are not discovered within the two and a half year time limit. There are also longer time limits for cases involving children.
Our Experienced Rochester, NY Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injuries following a medical procedure in Rochester or New York State and you believe medical malpractice is to blame, our medical malpractice attorneys can review your case free of charge to determine whether you have a case.
The Rochester, NY, Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates makes house calls. Though we see clients by appointment, we are also available to do home and hospital visits if you are unable to travel.
Contact the New York Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates today for a free consultation by calling – or use our online contact form.