Medical Malpractice Attorney Serving Long Island
Passionate Representation for Your Case
The Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC represents clients who have been
injured by the negligence or carelessness of doctors and other healthcare
professionals. With more than 25 years of legal experience, we have guided
numerous clients to successful legal solutions. If you or a loved have
suffered harm as a result of careless medical treatment, we can represent
you. Our Long Island medical malpractice lawyer can file a lawsuit on
your behalf and tenaciously uphold your right to a settlement.
Contact our firm today to learn how we can help your situation.
What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice results from the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness
of a healthcare provider. This may involve doctors, nurses, pharmacists,
hospitals, or others who provide treatment and medical assistance to patients.
If these parties fail to uphold their responsibilities, they may be held
liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Doctors and other healthcare professionals owe a duty of care to patients.
This involves providing accurate diagnoses, as well as safe and effective
treatment methods, to increase each patient’s quality of life. When
they fail to do so, they put patients at risk for serious physical harm
and even death.
Common medical malpractice lawsuits involve:
- Birth injuries
- Anesthesia errors
- Failure to diagnose
- Surgery errors
- Improper treatment
Patients who suffer at the hands of lazy, ignorant, and negligent physicians
may experience life-altering injuries. Birth complications that are not
properly diagnosed and treated may result in shoulder dystocia, cerebral
palsy, or other conditions. Anesthesia errors may put patients into a
coma, and can even cause death. In addition, failure to accurately diagnose
an illness, or misdiagnosis of an illness or injury, can leave the initial
condition untreated while inflicting incorrect and potentially harmful
treatment to the patient.
Surgical errors may involve making incorrect incisions, leaving surgical
instruments inside the patient’s body, operating on the wrong body
part, doing the wrong procedure, or failing to stop heavy bleeding during
surgery. These mistakes often result in catastrophic and fatal effects
on patients. Improper treatment may also result in serious harm. Doctors
who prescribe the wrong medication or who perform surgery without needing
to may cause the patient to suffer from side effects that exacerbate the
original condition. Thus, medical malpractice by healthcare professionals
can have devastating consequences.
Our Firm Can Help You Pursue Compensation
When you go to the doctor, you trust that he or she will be able to correctly
identify the problems and prescribe safe and effective treatments. Physicians
have received medical education and training to let them know how to give
adequate care to patients. However, when they fail to provide proper care,
and injure a patient instead, it is important to seek compensation as
soon as possible.
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice in New York is 30 months
(or 2 ½ years) from the date of your injury. If you wait to file
the claim until after the deadline has passed, you may be unable to receive
a settlement. Our Long Island medical malpractice attorney can help you
file the necessary paperwork, negotiate with the insurance company, and
aggressively uphold your right to compensation.
In order to receive a settlement, you must prove that:
- A doctor-patient relationship existed
- The doctor owed a duty of care to you
- The doctor breached that duty of care
- The breach of the duty of care directly caused your injuries
Evidence is necessary to prove the negligence or carelessness of the physician.
This can involve witness statements, pictures or videos of the incident,
and medical records. Our firm can also work with medical experts to build
your case and demonstrate the negligence of the healthcare provider responsible
for your injuries. Whatever your situation, we can handle the legal issues
so you can focus on healing.
Seek a Favorable Outcome with the Help of Our Lawyer
At the Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC, we are passionate about helping
clients seek the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries. If
you or a loved one were injured by a healthcare provider, we can help
you pursue compensation. Our firm can file a medical malpractice claim
and represent you through negotiation or litigation. We know you are going
through an emotionally difficult experience. That is why our compassionate
Long Island medical malpractice attorney will work tirelessly on your
behalf as you seek the financial settlement you deserve.
Call our office today at (516) 740-1184 to schedule an appointment.