Palmyra Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Serving Upstate NY
If you have suffered injury or damage to your health due to medical malpractice,
contact an attorney at Foley & Foley immediately. Cases of medical
malpractice are generally subject to a statute of limitations, which requires
that you act promptly due to a limited time frame in which you may submit
a claim or lawsuit.
With more than 42 years of experience, our
personal injury firm uses our extensive capabilities to help you seek legal recourse for
your injuries. We serve clients throughout the Rochester, New York area
as well as Wayne, Monroe, Cayuga, Seneca, and Ontario Counties.
free consultation by calling our Palmyra personal injury lawyers at (315) 883-2650.
Medical Malpractice Claims in the Rochester Area
Medical malpractice refers to cases where patients have suffered injury
or death due to the actions or inactions of a medical practitioner. Such
cases generally involve medical error, negligence, or a deviation from
the accepted standards of medical care.
- A medical malpractice claim can pursue compensation as a result of a mistake
made by any medical care provider, including:
Common Examples of Medical Malpractice
It is imperative to understand that not every situation in which one is
unsatisfied with the care provided by a doctor or other healthcare professional
amounts to malpractice. However, there are some common scenarios that
are the basis of medical malpractice claims.
- The following are the most common examples of medical negligence:
or failure to diagnose – Missed or delayed diagnoses are one of the most common causes of
malpractice complaints. When a doctor misdiagnoses a condition, or fails
to diagnose a condition for some period of time, the patient could miss
treatment opportunities which may have prevented severe injury or death.
Medication errors – There are many instances when a doctor prescribes the wrong medication
to a patient, resulting in serious and fatal consequences, especially
if a patient has an allergic reaction or an underlying condition which
worsens as a result of prescribing the wrong medication.
Surgery error – In some occasions, a surgeon may make a mistake in the operating room.
The most common surgical mistakes include performing surgery on a wrong
body part or organ, unnecessary surgery, infection, nerve damage, or surgical
instruments left in body.
Anesthesia error – A patient undergoing surgery is given an anesthetic to mask the pain of
surgery and render them unconscious during the procedure. However, a minor
error by the anesthesiologist can lead to permanent injury, brain damage,
or death. Common anesthesia errors include giving a patient too much anesthesia
or failing to monitor the patient’s vital signs.
Childbirth injuries – Occasionally in the birth process, the baby may suffer a physical injury
that is completely preventable. Medical staff can make mistakes which
harm your child, particularly during the delivery process. Most cited
birth injuries include brachial plexus injuries, cerebral palsy, spina
bifida, perinatal asphyxia, caput succedaneum, cephalohematoma, spinal
cord injuries, and bone fractures.
Resourceful Personal Injury Lawyers with Respected Reputations
Our firm is dedicated to helping injured victims recover the financial
compensation to which they are entitled as a result of a health care practitioner's
negligence. Our Palmyra personal injury attorneys investigate your case,
prepare a claim on your behalf, negotiate for a settlement, and help you
seek legal recourse through the courts.
We retain the counsel of a nurse attorney as well as a private investigator
and many Board-Certified doctors with various specialties. Our network
of dedicated physicians can offer expert opinions in their fields of specialization,
helping us to prepare a convincing and credible case on your behalf.
- We can pursue legal compensation for damages such as:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The compensation you receive depends on the specific facts of your case,
including the nature, extent, and permanence of your injuries.
Consult with our Palmyra personal injury attorneys for guidance regarding your medical malpractice
claim today. We can be reached at (315) 883-2650.