When negligent doctors, nurses and the hospitals that employ them leave a patient harmed, they should be held accountable for their actions. Although errant medical professionals in New York may be punished by licensing boards and looked down upon by their peers, this does nothing to aid their victims in their pursuit of recovery. The damages suffered as a result of medical malpractice can be quite extensive. Victims may suffer physical and emotional pain and suffering, and their medical expenses may be exorbitant. Additionally, those victims who are so injured that they cannot work may lack the income needed to provide basic financial stability for themselves and their families.
New Yorkers who find themselves in this position may want to consider taking legal action. A medical malpractice lawsuit, when successful, may lead to the recovery of compensation for a whole list of losses, such as medical expenses and lost wages. Also, imposing liability on a negligent doctor or hospital can send a strong message that malpractice will not be tolerated, which could lead to significant changes that might help protect future patients from similar harm.
Yet, the medical malpractice claim process is fraught with confrontation. As we discussed a few weeks ago on the blog, many defenses are available to those accused of hospital negligence. That is why the legal team at Dell & Dean PLLC develops their clients' legal claims in anticipation of the other side's counter-arguments. Our dedicated attorneys, who hold a strong track record of success, know how to utilize the evidence at hand, as well as rules of law, trial practice and evidence to buttress our clients' claims and pushback against defense arguments. Depending on the case at hand, we may be able to suppress defense evidence, draw witness credibility into question and find inconsistencies in defense claims.
Every medical malpractice is unique, meaning that every medical malpractice lawsuit requires an individualized approach. Therefore, those considering the assistance of a legal professional need to consider how custom-tailored their potential advocates make their claims. After all, the decision of an attorney could make the difference between losing and facing financial hardship, and winning and finding financial stability and closure.