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 30 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.
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.
- 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.
If we are unable to help you with a case we are more than happy to refer you to one of our trusted attorneys.
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.