$1.75 Million Jury Award : Medical Malpractice

Our client, a New Paltz woman, underwent surgery to repair muscle damage that occurred during the birth of her second child. She subsequently developed an abscess and underwent four surgeries to drain the infection. A jury determined that the defendants failed to meet the required standard of care by failing to properly treat an infection. If the infection had been properly diagnosed her injuries would have been completely reversible. This case was handled with co-counsel.

Medical malpractice

After a complex labor and delivery, most mothers do not want to question their doctor because we want to believe that our medical team did everything possible to ensure a safe delivery. But if your baby is injured, expensive treatments, therapies and equipment will cost untold amounts of money to help him or she reaches their full potential. Any birth injury could have been caused by medical mistakes.

Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice is a term describing what happens if a doctor, healthcare professional, health care facility, or hospital fails to provide care for an individual in accordance with the accepted standards of the medical profession and that individual becomes injured or ill as a result. Accordingly, there are three basic elements to prove in a medical malpractice claim. These are:

Medical malpractice

Patients in a hospital are entitled to a certain basic level of care. If conditions, events or conduct in that hospital result in harm to a patient, that individual has the right to sue the hospital for malpractice. However, it can become difficult to determine whether the hospital or doctor is liable.

Doctor and Patient

This past spring Managing Partner, Andrew Finkelstein & Senior Trial Attorney George Levy met with legislators in Albany to promote and protect New Yorkers’ rights. Among the topics discussed was Lavern’s Law, pending legislation that greatly impacts victims of medical malpractice.

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