When your health is compromised because of a negligent medical error or mishap, you could qualify to recover compensation for the additional medical care you require, wages you miss, and other resulting damages. Our medical malpractice lawyers might be able to help you hold the at-fault medical professional financially responsible for your current medical condition in Long Beach.
Our team at Morelli Law Firm offers free consultations to victims of medical malpractice and other forms of negligence. We are ready to help you explore your legal options for recovering damages and handle each step in the process so you can get the financial support you need.
When Medical Care Providers are Liable for Medical Malpractice
A medical malpractice lawsuit is based on the legal premise that a medical professional is obligated to provide you with a specified standard of care. When that does not happen, you might be eligible to bring a case against the at-fault provider for compensation. A medical malpractice lawsuit is not limited to physicians.
You could qualify to file against a:
- Medical facility
Our team may be able to help you establish the required legal elements of medical malpractice in your case. To establish your right to financial recovery, our team will need to prove:
- The at-fault party’s responsibility to provide you with acceptable care
- The action or inaction that violated this standard of care
- How these actions caused your injuries
- The resulting financial damages you are facing
We Fight for Our Medical Malpractice Clients
When faulty medical care results in damaged health or loss of a family member, we fight hard for our client’s right to damages. Our team has previously secured medical malpractice awards such as the following:
- $41 million verdict awarded to a patient for a pregnancy-related misdiagnosis
- $40 million verdict for a partial hand amputation that was unnecessary
- $9.1 million verdict for the surviving family of a victim of a surgical error
When you are ready to file a medical malpractice lawsuit and fight for the compensation you deserve, our team can advocate on your behalf and offer the following services.
Calculating Your Recoverable Damages
Our team will use the evidence from your case to determine the types and amounts of damages to seek on your behalf. You may be entitled to compensation for:
- All relevant medical bills
- All relevant lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disabilities
- Physical disfigurement
- Mental and emotional turmoil
- Loss of future earning capacity
If a medical error resulted in the death of your loved one, you may seek coverage for damages such as their funeral and burial expenses and your family’s pain and suffering.
A medical malpractice lawyer from our team can help you assess your recoverable economic and non-economic damages and ensure no financial expenses or losses are overlooked.
Obtaining a Required Certificate of Merit
As part of our services, we will also consult qualified medical experts to help define the scope of your physical injuries and the long-term damage to your health. The medical experts we work with can also help us forecast the costs of medical care you may need in the future.
Medical malpractice lawsuits filed in the state of New York require the inclusion of a Certificate of Merit, according to CVP §3012-A. This vital document proves that:
- Your lawyer has conducted a comprehensive review of your lawsuit
- A qualified medical expert has reviewed and agreed with the validity of your lawsuit
Along with finding a qualified medical professional, an attorney from our team can acquire the Certificate of Merit and attach it to your lawsuit. Although a Certificate of Merit is mandatory in most medical malpractice cases, some circumstances may allow your case to proceed without it. If this exception applies to your case, our team will let you know.
Filing Your Lawsuit Within the Allotted Time
Every civil lawsuit filed in Long Beach must comply with the state’s statute of limitations. In general, you have two and a half years to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, according to CVP §214-A.
Unlike the deadline in other personal injury cases, the deadline for filing a medical malpractice suit can be based on when you noticed your injuries rather than when they occurred. This and other details may make your filing window difficult to determine on your own.
Our team understands medical malpractice laws and knows how to identify and navigate the filing timelines in these cases. One of our attorneys can help you identify your deadline to file and prepare your case accordingly.
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Get Help from Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
You do not have to navigate through the required documents, consult medical experts, or negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurer on your own. If you are ready to seek damages, contact our team to get started right away. Call (212) 751-9800 to reach a Morelli Law Firm team member and receive your complimentary case review.