If a doctor’s negligence injured or harmed you in any way, you may be able to recover compensation in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Morelli Law Firm understands the frustration of medical malpractice victims. We believe that when medical negligence causes complications and injuries, you deserve a chance to hold your provider accountable.
An Albany medical malpractice lawyer from our firm may be able to represent you. This could allow our medical malpractice team to protect your rights by:
- Evaluating your situation
- Identifying all who may have contributed
- Establishing the basis for a claim
- Collecting evidence in your defense
- Serving as your advocate in seeking an appropriate out-of-court settlement
- Proceeding to trial if necessary
Complications from medical malpractice can leave you dealing with long-term treatments or lifelong effects. They should not leave you with a financial burden as well.
Call (212) 751-9800 for a free case evaluation with a representative of the Morelli Law Firm team. We may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and other damages.
Understanding Medical Malpractice
Every medical procedure involves a level of risk. Medical providers such as doctors, nurses, dentists, and others try to minimize those risks by delivering care against an established set of professional standards.
Unfortunately, sometimes a complication or negative outcome is not due to risk, but to the negligent actions of a medical professional. Victims of this type of treatment may be able to recover compensation for a claim of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice can occur both from an overt act, or a failure to act. It can originate from incorrect diagnoses, poor and negligent treatment, or at other points of the care continuum.
To recover damages, patients typically must prove that the problems in their treatment were the result of negligence.
If you are a victim of medical malpractice in Albany, Morelli Law Firm may be able to advocate for you, both in and out of the court of law.
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Examples of Medical Malpractice
Post-procedure medical problems can be disorienting. Not only are you in physical discomfort, but it can be difficult to understand what happened to you and why.
Medical negligence can take many forms. Some potentially actionable examples of medical malpractice might be:
- Mistaken diagnosis
- Failing to recognize the symptoms of a disease or injury
- Misinterpreting lab results
- Ordering the wrong lab tests
- Getting discharged too soon
- Prescribing errors
- Medication errors
- Surgery not needed
- Surgery to the wrong site
- And more
If you believe that you were the victim of a negligent medical care provider, Morelli Law Firm invites you to call us for a free case evaluation at Call (212) 751-9800. A member of our team can discuss your case and help you decide on the next steps.
Should we take your case, we can map out a strategy to pursue compensation, up to and including trial and post-trial collections.
Proving Medical Malpractice
Establishing medical malpractice may involve a careful examination of the actions taken in your care as compared against a set of standards of professionalism with similar training, experience, and certifications.
Your case may require testimony from a medical expert who practices and understands the same type of medicine where your injuries occurred. They may be able to examine documents and other evidence to state an opinion as to whether care below standard.
This can provide a basis for a judge or jury to evaluate whether your provider acted appropriately in comparison to what an average “competent” professional would have decided given the same or similar types of circumstances.
It is important to realize again that medical treatment is not without risk. Just because you do not like a certain outcome, it does not mean you have a claim for medical malpractice. However, if it is true that medical negligence was the cause of your injuries, you could be owed compensation.
Call Morelli Law Firm today for careful consideration of the circumstances of your case.
Financial Recovery in a Medical Malpractice Case
An Albany medical malpractice lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to work closely with you to understand your claim and collect evidence to document and support it.
Damages you may be able to recover include:
- Special damages, reflecting direct compensation for the cost of the malpractice, such as medical bills
- The estimated future cost of your medical care
- General damages, to compensate for subjective issues such as pain and suffering
- Lost wages or reduced ability to earn income
- And more
If your loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, you may be able to pursue compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. Wrongful death damages may include funeral and burial costs, survivor damages, and more.
Establishing the evidence to demonstrate malpractice, and then the documentation to support your request for damages, may require commitment, focus, and understanding of the law. An Albany medical malpractice lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can provide these efforts and abilities to your case when you hire us to represent you.
Seeking Help From an Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Do not delay if you are considering legal action for medical malpractice. Per CVP §214-A, your medical malpractice case may be limited by the 30-month statute of limitations. If your loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, you may just have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit under EPT §5-4.1.
If you feel that you were victimized by doctor negligence or other actions of medical malpractice, you may be able to be compensated for your injuries from the doctor, hospital, or another provider. An Albany medical malpractice lawyer from Morelli Law Firm may be able to represent you.
Call today for a free case evaluation at (212) 751-9800.