When medical negligence leads to an injury or illness, the healthcare provider should be held accountable. Get the compensation you’re entitled to by working with a Long Island medical malpractice lawyer.
We assume that the doctors and medical professionals in whom we put our trust will facilitate our healing—not cause us further harm. Unfortunately, thousands of people are victims of medical malpractice each year.
When doctors and other medical practitioners deviate from standard modes of care and you end up more sick or seriously injured, the experience can be devastating. It’s important to get the help of a trained legal advocate who will represent your rights and fight for the compensation that you deserve.
A Long Island medical malpractice lawyer with Siler & Ingber, LLP can enable you to hold medical professionals accountable and get the compensation you deserve after suffering from medical negligence.
It can be difficult to prove that a medical professional behaved negligently or recklessly in your treatment. Ultimately, your Long Island medical malpractice lawyer might need to seek expert testimony from another medical professional. This individual should be able to look at the treatment your physician prescribed and determine whether it was unacceptable and what should actually have happened.
Some of the common examples of medical malpractice that we can help you with are described below:
The following elements must be proven in order for you to have grounds to file a lawsuit against your doctor or other healthcare worker:
In New York, medical malpractice suits must be filed within two years and six months of the last treatment received from the medical professional in question.
The exception is the “discovery rule”: If the initial statute has passed and a patient discovers surgical material was left in his or her body, the patient has one year from the date of discovery to file a malpractice lawsuit. It’s important to get legal help as soon as possible so that the statute of limitations on your case does not run out.
A Long Island medical malpractice lawyer with Siler & Ingber, LLP
can be an invaluable partner in getting you the settlement you deserve when you’ve been the victim of medical misconduct. Call 1-516-294-2666 or use the online contact form on this page to get in touch with us today. The consultation is free, so there’s no pressure involved.