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Were you or a loved one harmed due to a medical error in Brooklyn, NY? Doctors and other healthcare professionals are held to high standards. If they failed to meet those standards, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and your personal suffering.
We have over 25 years of experience in personal injury law. Our law firm can match the resources of even the largest NYC hospitals and their insurance companies. In fact, we’ve proven our abilities by recovering tens of millions of dollars for our injured clients.
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Medical malpractice cases can be particularly complex. You’ll need a lawyer with extensive legal knowledge. You’ll also need a law firm with the resources to handle difficult medical issues.
The Law Office of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers has won some of the largest settlements and verdicts in New York City.
Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyer has been recognized with an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He’s also been listed as a National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyer.
When you choose our experienced medical malpractice lawyer to handle your case, we will:
You don’t have to handle the complicated legal process alone. Contact our trusted Brooklyn personal injury attorney to learn more about how we can fight for you.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or health care professional deviates from the medically accepted standards of care and harms a patient.
Medical malpractice is a type of negligence. Doctors aren’t financially responsible for all bad outcomes. They’re only responsible when their own negligence causes the patient to suffer some type of injury or harm.
Medical errors can occur at any stage of the diagnostic or treatment process.
At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle medical malpractice cases involving:
As the patient, you may not know whether you have a valid case. Contact our personal injury law firm for legal representation today. We’ll evaluate your case for free and help you understand your legal options.
All medical professionals owe their patients a duty of care. As such, any medical professional can be held liable for malpractice when their negligence harms a patient.
More than one party may be legally liable for your damage, as employers, hospitals, and medical clinics can be liable for the negligent acts of their medical staff. Their duty includes a responsibility to hire, train, and supervise reasonably competent medical professionals.
The value of your medical malpractice case depends highly on the severity of your injuries and the losses you have suffered.
Other factors that are relevant in determining your case value include:
Hospitals have teams of defense attorneys working to protect them. They’ve handled cases like yours before–and they know you probably need the money. After all, the cost of treating a medical error can be astronomical.
Fortunately, our lawyer has decades of experience helping injured patients like you. We have the skills to help you understand how much your case is really worth–and we know how to fight for every available dollar.
There are two types of compensatory damages allowed under New York personal injury laws: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages offset the financial costs you’ve incurred due to the mistake, including:
Non-economic damages attempt to compensate for the more personal costs associated with a medical error, including:
There is no cap on the amount of damages you can receive if your case is successful. Therefore, you should be compensated for all of the unique losses you have suffered–even if money can never really make up for those losses.
A medical error can change a patient’s life forever.
Although the long-term consequences will depend on the unique situation, some examples include:
Regardless of the physical outcome, most victims of medical malpractice struggle with anger, frustration, and depression. Damage to your emotional well-being will also factor into your case value. You can count on our lawyer in Brooklyn to work closely with you and your doctors to account for all of the losses you’ve experienced.
Medical mistakes often happen when doctors and healthcare providers:
Often, physician burnout and understaffing can play a role in medical errors.
To win your case, you must establish:
Before we file a claim for compensation, our lawyer will obtain the required certificate of merit. Under New York medical malpractice laws, all injury victims must first submit an affidavit from a licensed physician. That affidavit will include information about the error and whether you have a reasonable basis for your claim.
Under New York law, the statute of limitations in medical malpractice is two years and six months. The clock starts running on the date of the mistake. However, if you continue to visit the doctor and they make mistakes during a period of ongoing treatment, the clock starts running on your last treatment date.
A discovery rule applies to give you more time in situations where:
It is often complex to determine the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case, as there are many exceptions/nuances that can change the deadline. If you have questions about the deadlines that apply to your case, contact our Brooklyn medical malpractice attorney for a free case review today.
Don’t waste any time if you suspect you were a victim of medical negligence. If you were harmed, the clock is already ticking. Call a Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyer at the Law Office of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers to learn more about your legal rights today.
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