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Effective medical care is predicated on trust between the patient and the physician. When doctors, nurses, or other health care professionals fail to provide proper medical care and people are injured, that trust is broken.
Medical malpractice is the administration of medical care that falls below currently accepted standards of care. Substandard care can cause catastrophic or even fatal injuries. In addition to more commonly-known cases like surgical errors or injury, there are several types of malpractice cases that you can lead to compensation: prescription errors, nursing home abuse or neglect, and failure to diagnose, among others.
At Ricigliano & Filopei, P.C., our firm is highly skilled at handling medical malpractice cases. These cases involve complex evidence. It is necessary to prove that the care that was provided failed to meet the current accepted standards. This means identifying exactly what happened and the chain of events, as well as showing what the standards of care were at that time. We are experienced at working through such complex and technical evidence.
Failure to diagnose/misdiagnosis — Failing to provide medical care in a timely fashion can dramatically diminish the effectiveness of care for cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and other diseases and injuries.
Birth injuries — Any error during the process such as failure to monitor fetal oxygen levels, can create injuries that will affect that child’s life forever.
Surgical errors — There are many ways surgery can go wrong from operating on the wrong body part to leaving sponges or other foreign material inside the body.
Prescription errors — Supplying the wrong drug or too much or too little of a drug or even failing to check for complications with other drugs can have fatal effects.
Emergency room errors — The emergency room is a pressure cooker where the impact of substandard care can be magnified.
Nursing home abuse and neglect — Nursing home residents can fall victim to bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, and other types of abuse and neglect.
Anesthesia errors — Administration of anesthesia is complex. Many factors have to be considered before deciding what type of anesthesia to use and the amount necessary. Anesthesiologists also need to carefully monitor their patients’ condition. Any failure to do so can have devastating effects.
You can contact us for a free consultation where we will discuss your medical malpractice case at no cost to you. We have offices in Manhattan, the Bronx, and New Jersey. Virtual consultations are also available upon request.
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