When most attorneys represent the victims of medical malpractice, they understand the legal issues at stake, but rarely understand the medical aspects of these cases. Our firm is different.
LawMD is one of the few law firms of its kind. In addition to providing fierce legal representation, our attorneys have worked as physicians and can fully understand the medical issues at the center of your case. This gives us insight into the causes and liability of your injuries and knowledge on what treatment may be needed for you to heal or manage your injuries. We can determine the resources you will need and will fight to get the compensation you deserve.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional makes an error while caring for a patient. The mistake must be one that you could expect most other medical professionals would not have made in the same situation. Mistakes can result from a variety of issues, including inexperience, lack of preparedness, defective drugs and medical devices, or just simple carelessness. A doctor may be overworked and fatigued and make mistakes or may not be provided with the resources necessary to properly administer care. Medical malpractice can also be the result of negligence throughout a hospital or healthcare organization, not just an individual practitioner.
Any case of medical malpractice can result in significant expenses for the victim and their family. Our Manhattan medical malpractice lawyers can help you recover compensation that pays for your medical bills and additional damages, including your undue pain and suffering.
Cases of medical malpractice may involve:
To demonstrate that a doctor committed an act of medical malpractice, it must be proven that an expected or acceptable duty of care was violated. Duty of care is a standard that all medical professionals must meet. Essentially, they must provide the best medical attention and treatment they possibly can, and in a way that other medical professionals would have reasonably done.
When a patient did not receive the care they need, it’s possible that they were a victim of medical malpractice. Most law firms have to rely on the input of medical experts to examine malpractice cases and identify liability, but LawMD is different. Our Manhattan medical malpractice attorneys are also experienced physicians — we know how injuries and illnesses should be treated and can identify when a doctor did not follow accepted medical standards. We also understand the healthcare system and can determine if the negligence of a third party was a cause of your injuries.
We understand how intimidating it can be to begin a medical malpractice case. The financial and emotional aspects of recovering from an injury are overwhelming on their own, and these feelings can amplify if you add a legal case to the situation.
With LawMD on your side, you don’t need to worry. We will support you throughout your case and ensure you understand your rights at every step. Allow us to handle your case while your family heals.