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When we fall sick or sustain an injury, it is customary to seek assistance from healthcare professionals for treatment to recover. When seeking help from healthcare providers, people don’t usually expect their condition to worsen after treatment. However, if healthcare providers fail to uphold their legal duty of care toward their patients, negligence can lead to catastrophic, life-altering, and even fatal injuries and illnesses. If you are the victim of medical malpractice, it is in your best interest to contact our skilled Westchester County Medical Malpractice Attorneys, who can help you fight to secure the fair compensation to which you are entitled for your devastating losses. 

Can I file a medical malpractice lawsuit against a healthcare provider if I was injured while receiving treatment?

Fortunately, when a healthcare professional is negligent in New York, they can be held accountable for the injuries and damages that occur as a direct result of their actions. However, you must fulfill the burden of proof before collecting compensation for your losses through a medical malpractice claim. To satisfy the burden of proof, you must demonstrate that the medical professional had a duty of care to you as their patient. They failed to meet this duty by not fulfilling their obligations, which directly resulted in your injuries and damages.

What are the most common forms of medical malpractice?

Unfortunately, while receiving treatment from a medical professional such as a doctor, nurse, surgeon, dentist, specialist, anesthesiologist, or any other type of healthcare provider, various problems can arise due to their negligence and lead to a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, the most common forms of medical malpractice arise from the following issues:

  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to treat
  • Medication errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Wrongful death
  • Failure to prevent or treat infections
  • Failing to warn a patient of known risks associated with a procedure or course of treatment

Proving a healthcare provider’s negligence can be challenging as it will take substantial evidence to prove their wrongdoing caused you harm. However, an experienced Westchester County medical malpractice attorney can assist you in gathering pertinent evidence, such as your medical records, pictures or videos of your injuries, journal entries, and all the expenses you have had to pay due to your injuries.

As mentioned above, medical malpractice cases are highly complex and often challenging to prove. Nevertheless, it is in your best interest to retain the legal services of a talented attorney from the legal team at Hausman & Pendzick as soon as possible to maximize your chances of reaching favorable results. Our firm is prepared to help you fight for the rightful compensation you deserve for the damages caused by a negligent healthcare provider.