Have You Or a Loved One Been Injured as a Result of a Medical Mistake? Contact a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers have a duty to their patients to provide them with a certain level of care.
If the care provided by a healthcare professional falls below this standard, patients can suffer serious, life-long injuries.
The Long Island medical malpractice lawyers at the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima help patients pursue compensation for what they’ve been through after suffering at the hands of negligent healthcare providers.
For 25 years, we’ve helped countless clients obtain meaningful compensation for their injuries, enabling them to more easily move on with their lives.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is an area of personal injury law dealing with the negligence of healthcare providers.
As a general rule, all healthcare professionals, including physicians, surgeons, dentists, pharmacists, and nursing home employees, have a legal duty to provide appropriate care to their patients.
However, the exact duty a medical worker owes to a patient varies, depending on the specific circumstances.
An experienced medical malpractice lawyer can help you understand whether your provider rendered inadequate care.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
A patient can bring a medical malpractice lawsuit when they are injured as a result of a healthcare provider’s negligence.
The situations in which a medical malpractice claim may arise are quite broad, and include:
- Failure to diagnose cancer;
- Failure to diagnose and treat stroke, pulmonary embolism, and other illnesses;
- Emergency room errors;
- Failure to timely diagnose and treat infection;
- Surgical errors and complications;
- Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis;
- Birth trauma, Erb’s palsy, and cerebral palsy;
- Infant brain damage during labor and delivery;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Anesthesia errors;
- Improper medication administration;
- Prescription medication errors;
- Retained surgical instruments, sponges, and foreign objects;
- Wrong surgical site; and
- Lack of informed consent.
How Long Do You Have to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit in Long Island?
Under New York law, patients generally have 2.5 years from the date of their injury to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
The 2.5-year statute of limitations doesn’t begin to run until the last time the doctor provides you with treatment.
Additionally, there are several exceptions to the general 2.5-year statute of limitations, which means some patients may have longer to file a claim.
The statute outlining the New York statute of limitations for medical malpractice lawsuits is contained in Consolidated Laws of New York Section 214-A.
To learn more about the applicable statute of limitations in your case, consult with an experienced Long Island medical malpractice lawyer.
Discuss Your Case with a Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
We have more than 25 years of experience holding negligent medical providers accountable.
With our help, you can not only pursue a claim for compensation but also do your part to ensure doctors take their obligations seriously.
To learn more and to schedule a free consultation, call the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima at 516-908-9940 today.
You can also reach us through our online contact form. Calling is free, and we will not bill you for our services unless we can recover compensation on your behalf.