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March 07, 2019

FAQ: What is medical malpractice?

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Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Medical malpractice is a serious issue. When you’re the victim of a medical professional’s negligence, it’s hard to get back to your life.

That’s where a lawyer can help. They have helped many clients just like you successfully recover for their injuries.

What is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a negligent or unreasonable act by a medical professional that results in injury. This could range from operating on the wrong body part to overprescribing medication.

Even if the medical professional intended no harm, if they acted in a negligent or unreasonable manner, you can recover damages for their actions. Remember, just because someone didn’t intend to cause you harm doesn’t mean you shouldn’t receive compensation for your injuries.

What type of compensation can I get?

We will fight to protect your right to recover for your injuries. Depending on the type of injuries you suffer, we will attempt to recover damages like:

  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

Each of these damages can help you recover for your injury. Depending on the severity of your injury, your medical bills and rehabilitation costs may be extremely high. This will factor into any settlement negotiations we enter into in an attempt to get you the full value of your case.

What are common types of medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice claims are as unique as each of us. No two claims are the same. But they do take similar paths and we do see some types of claims more frequently than others. These include:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Errors in surgery
  • Overprescribing medicine
  • Prescribing the wrong medicine
  • Failure to diagnose

This list does not include every type of medical malpractice case. The only way to know for sure if you have a claim is to speak with a trusted medical malpractice attorney today.

How much will this cost me?

You don’t pay for your initial meeting. You don’t pay an attorney for preparing your case. You don’t pay if your attorney has to go to trial. The only time you pay your lawyer is if they collect money for you. If you win, they win.

Lawyers take medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that you don’t have to pay anything upfront. If they win, they take a percentage of the compensation you receive.

A medical malpractice lawyer New York, NY trusts wants to make sure you get the compensation you need to get better. They know you need to heal and they know that takes money. Their goal is to make sure you get what you deserve.

Thanks to Okun, Oddo & Babat, P.C. for their insight into medical malpractice claims.

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