Justice For Medical Malpractice Victims

Despite medical advances, medical malpractice is still one of the most prevalent forms of malpractice in the United States. The latest statistical data shows that around 225,000 people die every year due to the negligent or careless actions of health care professionals.

Medical malpractice occurs when doctors, nurses and other medical professionals deviate from what is considered the standard of care in medical treatment or act in a negligent or careless manner. If you or loved one were the victim of medical malpractice, turn to help from Silver & Kelmachter, LLP. We have more than 30 years of experience representing seriously injured malpractice victims. Our firm routinely handles medical negligence claims involving:

  • Delayed or misdiagnosis, including cancer or a stroke
  • Wrong medication or dosage prescribed
  • Misread or misinterpreted X-rays, blood work results or any other medical test results
  • Failure to consider the patient’s medical history
  • Injuries to the mother or the child during pregnancy and delivery, such as
    • Failure to diagnose ectopic pregnancy or preeclampsia
    • Various delivery injuries like birth fractures
    • Untimely or inadequate response to fetal distress
    • Failing to control or stop excessive maternal bleeding
    • Failure to monitor the baby’s oxygen intake before and after delivery
    • Negligent genetic testing after the child is conceived
    • Inadequate use of forceps or vacuum
  • Surgical, post-surgical errors and plastic surgery errors, including receiving the wrong blood type or anesthesia errors
  • Avoidable amputations or removal of a perfectly functioning internal organ
  • Medical equipment malfunctioning
  • Endoscopy and colonoscopy errors
  • Emergency room negligence
  • Confusing sperm samples at fertility clinics

The Basics Of Pursuing A Medical Malpractice Claim

Dealing with malpractice cases can be complicated, stressful and time-consuming. Our attorneys can thoroughly review the details of your case and your medical records; conduct interviews with you, your family members and friends; and then determine whether you have grounds for a case. Essentially, you must prove:

  • The medical professional was negligent by illustrating that a non-negligent doctor would have dealt with the medical situation differently
  • That the injury or death resulted from the negligent actions of the medical professional

In New York, the law gives you 2.5 years from the date of malpractice or from the end of continuous treatment from the medical professional you intend to sue to file a claim. These cases are highly complex, involving significant research and evidentiary support. The sooner you start the process, the stronger your claim will be.

Get The Personalized Help You Need

Because each case is unique, we limit our caseload to invest the time necessary to achieve the best possible results for you. Learn more about our client-centered approach by arranging a free consultation. To schedule yours, please complete our contact form or call 212-661-8400. Our firm accepts referrals from other attorneys.