Other Medical Negligence

Approximately 98,000 people die every year as a result of medical negligence according to The Institute of Medicine. Further reports estimate there are 15 million incidents of medical harm each year. Sadly, most of those fatalities and injuries were completely preventable, had the health providers offered adequate care.

When medical professionals, which may include a doctor, dentist, nurse, physical therapist, or other health care provider— harms a patient due to substandard performance or failure to offer reasonable care, this is known as medical negligence.

If you or a loved one has suffered at the hands of medical negligence in New York, The Sanders Firm can help. Their dedicated New York medical malpractice lawyers have 45 years of trial experience, helping victims receive the compensation to which they are entitled.

Basic elements of medical negligence

In medical malpractice cases, a plaintiff must demonstrate the following:

  • The health care provider had a  duty to care for the patient
  • The health care provider breached that duty
  • This breach resulted in injury to the patient
  • Proximate cause: that injury directly resulted in damages

Claims of medical negligence in New York can be complicated, and the legal counsel of veteran malpractice lawyers can ensure you get the best representation possible.

Examples of medical negligence in New York

Medical negligence occurs in several forms; here are some examples that may lead to a lawsuit:

Medical negligence is often the foundation of malpractice litigation, but only when the negligent acts resulted in harm. The consequences of medical negligence can be serious injury, where a patient faces lifelong medical costs and lost wages, or in some unfortunate situations, death.

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers

If you or someone in your family has been injured due to medical negligence in New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island or Long Island, you deserve expert representation by attorneys of The Sanders Firm  whose understanding of medical malpractice comes from over 40 years of trial experience in this area. Whether it occurred in a clinical, hospital or outpatient setting, you may be eligible for monetary damages to address your pain and suffering, lost income, emotional distress, diminished earning capacities and medical bills.

The attorneys at The Sanders Firm can help you get the compensation you need and deserve.  Call toll-free: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752) for a complimentary consultation today.