According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, with roughly 251,000 people dying each year. Death could result from wrong diagnosis, surgical errors, or incorrect dosages, among other types of medical errors.
Do you want to file a medical malpractice lawsuit about an injury you or a loved one suffered because of a negligent medical professional, but you do not know where to begin? A NY medical malpractice lawyer can help you build your case and file for compensation.
We Have Helped Medical Malpractice Victims Win Millions
Our medical malpractice attorneys in New York do not back down from tough cases, and medical malpractice cases can be hard to argue. However, we have built a record of winning million and multimillion-dollar case settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our case results include:
- $41 million for a woman whose pregnancy complication was misdiagnosed
- $40 million for a woman who had her hand mistakenly amputated when she was supposed to undergo lung surgery
- $5 million for a woman who suffered severe injuries to her genital area after undergoing leg surgery
- $1 million for a man who lost his leg and suffered other injuries related to medical negligence
What makes a case worth millions of dollars? Each case is different, as their values are based on the injured party’s individual damages. Read the next section to learn more about what is factored into measuring a case’s worth.
The Amount of Compensation You Pursue Is Based on Your Damages
Our team of New York medical malpractice lawyers can help you measure how much your case is worth by assessing your economic and non-economic damages. We will calculate these values to reach a total figure and then use this figure as a compensation goal.
Economic damages already have a monetary figure attached to them, as they involve any debt, expenses, and financial losses you suffered as a result of your injuries. These damages may involve:
- Medical expenses, both for the medical treatment that caused the injury and the medical treatment you had to receive (or will need to receive) to treat your injuries, if possible
- Income loss, which includes income you’ve lost and income you can expect to lose in the future due to your injuries (e.g., needing to attend medical appointments, being physically or mentally unable to work, undergoing additional surgeries)
- Reduced earning potential if your injuries affect your working abilities, meaning you may have to take a lower-paying job
- Mileage to doctor’s appointments if you require new treatment from a separate facility that is far from where you live
Non-economic damages, however, do not have a monetary value, as they are based on physical and emotional pain or losses you suffered. These damages are more subjective, so they will have to be assigned a financial amount that reflects the impact the accident and your injuries had on your life. These damages may include:
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Permanent disability, including loss of limb or loss of bodily function (e.g., vision loss)
- Physical disfigurement, including severe surgical scarring
- Psychological trauma
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of joy in hobbies and activities
- Loss of consortium
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We Handle Malpractice Cases Involving Various Medical Errors
Without knowing how to argue a medical malpractice case, proving that a medical expert offered poor service or committed a fatal error can be challenging on your own. Medical malpractice laws make it difficult for victims to file lawsuits, as the aim is to deter individuals from filing dishonest litigation.
A NY medical malpractice lawyer from our team can help you build and file your claim. We conduct thorough investigations, which are crucial to gather information for your case. We can investigate whether your case involves the following:
- Medical errors
- Surgical errors
- Errors in medical equipment operations
- Birth injuries
- Nursing errors
- Hospital errors
- Failure to recognize and treat known conditions on time
- Failure to diagnose a heart attack, stroke, or cancer
- Misdiagnosis of cancer or other life-threatening conditions
- Anesthesia errors
Our Team Will Work Hard to Build Your Case
When you hire a New York medical malpractice lawyer from our firm, you get the benefit of having our team work together on your case. This involves various legal services to make sure your case is comprehensive and logically sound. We can help you build your case by:
- Identifying who might be liable for your injuries and damages, which could involve more than one party (e.g., the physician who treated you, the medical facility, a nurse, another staff member, etc.)
- Gathering evidence to help support the claims you make against the liable party
- Getting testimony from a medical expert, who can verify what medical errors were made and what could have been done to avoid them
- Communicating with other parties on your behalf to protect your case
- Negotiating a potential settlement outside of court
- Presenting your case in front of a judge and jury if necessary
Your Time Is Limited to Submit Your Medical Malpractice Lawsuit
According to CVP §214-A, you generally have two years and six months from the date of the injury to file your medical malpractice lawsuit. You may be able to extend this deadline if the injury was discovered sometime after it occurred.
Our team will inform you about how long you have to build and submit your case. However, the responsibility lies on you to act sooner than later. If you fail to file your case on time, you could lose your right to pursue compensation.
We Can Have Medical Professionals Testify on Your Behalf
In most cases, medical malpractice suits require the intervention of a medical expert witness. The medical expert witness will be asked to show how a doctor’s action or inaction led to your personal injury due to negligence.
Without having an expert witness to prove there was negligence on the part of the health care providers, your case is likely to get dismissed. When you work with a New York medical malpractice lawyer from our team, you do not have to choose an expert witness on your own.
We can find one for you, as our attorneys work with medical professionals with various specializations. Therefore, you will have access to our vetted medical expert witnesses in a wide range of medical fields.
Our NY Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Start Building Your Case
If you want to pursue compensation for your losses and would like the assistance of a medical malpractice lawyer in New York from Morelli Law Firm, call us today or fill out our online contact form. If you would like more information, our team offers prospective clients free case evaluations.