There are many potential causes of New York medical malpractice that you or a loved one may be suffering from. Injuries resulting from a medical professional’s negligence not only causes physical harm, but also creates emotional pain and financial trouble. As you work to recover you health, your medical and household bills will continue to accumulate whether or not you are able to work.
New York medical malpractice cases are very complex and are not easy to win. This is why you need to retain an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney to represent you. To successfully prove a New York medical malpractice case, you must demonstrate that the medical professional responsible for your care deviated from the standard of care that a reasonably prudent physician would have exercised under similar circumstances. Next, you must prove that this departure is what proximately and actually caused or contributed to your injuries. Finally, you must show that you indeed did suffer injuries. Factors that increase your damages are injuries that are permanent, lessen your quality of life, affected your ability to work, are significant or disfiguring, or cause long-term pain and suffering, amongst other possible injuries.
There are some common causes of New York medical malpractice that you should be aware of. When you think of medical malpractice, most individuals immediately think of surgical errors. This includes injuries causes by a medical professional’s mistakes and errors in the operating room such as wrong-site surgeries, foreign objects left in the body, or just incompetent incisions or surgical maneuvers.
Another type of common New York medical malpractice cause is misdiagnoses, delayed diagnoses, or missed diagnoses. This common cause incorporates not only affirmative actions of medical malpractice such as misdiagnosing a patient, but also when the physician fails to do something such as diagnosing a condition. Generally, New York medical malpractice misdiagnoses result from failing to do a diagnostic test or rule-out procedure. New York medical malpractice misdiagnosis cases can actually be quite complex and required a trained and experienced New York medical malpractice attorney who understands the nuances and have the resources to bring some of the best experts to testify on your behalf.
Medication errors are quickly becoming more common in New York and Kingston as medical malpractice. This form of medical malpractice can be more than just prescribing the wrong medication, but also giving incorrect doses or combinations of medications that might cause complications. Frequently, a patient will have an allergy to a medication in which the physical or pharmacist knew or should have known but fails to take that into account when prescribing the medication.
These are just come of the few common causes of Kingston medical malpractice and, even more broadly, New York medical malpractice. I could write entire posts on just wrong-site surgery or foreign objects, and indeed I have. I just want to make sure to post some of these common instances of New York medical malpractice as refreshers for you or a loved one to read and learn a little about. Therefore, when there is an instance of medical malpractice, you are able to quickly identify it and seek prompt legal advice.
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