Westchester Medical Malpractice Attorney
Filing a Claim or Lawsuit for Damages. Serving the Southern & Eastern Districts of New York.
The statistics on iatrogenic injuries — those caused by doctors or other medical professionals — are shockingly high. There are approximately 2 million people who acquire infections while in a hospital, and 90,000 die from these infections each year. Hospital borne infections are exceptionally hard to treat, as these infections do not respond well to antibiotics. Deaths that were inadvertently induced by a physician or surgeon or were due to a medical treatment or procedure (or failure to diagnose) stands at close to 200,000 per year, as well as 6.1 million injuries that did not result in death. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, issued a report on adverse events in hospitals among those who are on Medicare. Adverse events happen to about 13.5% of those that are admitted to the hospital. The report found that 44% of these adverse events were clearly or likely completely preventable.
If the Healthcare Professional Breaches a Duty of Care
When a person is put under medical care, it is expected that the health of the person will improve, or the condition will be resolved, or minimally, that the patient will not be in danger from the treatment. Sadly, there are many, many cases of medical malpractice and a great number that are unreported. Many law firms in Westchester County, will not take on medical malpractice cases, as the medical profession tends to support each other, and a doctor who has made a terrible error that led to illness, injury, or death, can usually find another medical professional to testify that the actions were acceptable. A personal injury lawyer must be creative, strategic, and willing to go the distance in crafting a case for the injured person.
Medical malpractice cases are based upon facts related to the "accepted standard of care." These are actions that another similar medical professional would have done under the same circumstances. It is imperative that you have the highest quality legal representation if you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice or medical negligence. You may be uncertain whether medical malpractice is the real cause.
Experienced Representation in Westchester County
The Westchester County medical malpractice lawyers of Bronson Law Offices, P.C. have been serving the community for over 25 years; they offer their clients the committed, professional, and effective legal representation that will be necessary in cases of medical malpractice. It is advised that you contact the firm as early as possible after the injury, illness, condition, or loss of life has taken place. Medical records can be lost, altered, or difficult to find, and witnesses have hazy memories. The earlier the firm gets involved in the case, the better it could be for the situation with regard to final case outcome.
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