We tend to put doctors on a pedestal as all-knowing and gifted, but they are human. They make mistakes with their eyes and their hands. They make errors in judgment. They miss the signs. They break the rules.
The Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm holds physicians and hospitals accountable for medical negligence resulting in lasting disability, grave illness or fatality. Our lawyers work hard and are recognized as leaders in uncovering medical malpractice and making those providers pay.
Do you suspect medical malpractice? We welcome cases from Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
What Does It Take To Justify A Claim?
An unsuccessful surgery or other adverse outcome is not necessarily malpractice. To justify a claim of medical malpractice, there must be lasting harm and there must be evidence that the medical professionals deviated from the accepted medical standards. Malpractice can take many forms, including:
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Emergency room errors
- Surgery errors
- Medication errors
- Birth injuries
- Nursing errors
Experienced Trial Lawyers
Our founding attorney, Howard Raphaelson, is the grandson of Jacob D. Fuchsberg, the first attorney in the U.S. to obtain a $1 million recovery for personal injury. In affiliation with his grandfather's namesake firm, our legal team has recovered numerous verdicts and settlements in medical malpractice. Among our notable recoveries:
— We obtained $2.2 million on behalf of a young teaching aide who is legally blind because of repeated failures to diagnose the cause of her severe headaches, despite three emergency room visits in one month. We proved that timely referral, diagnosis and treatment could have prevented the irreversible damage to her vision.
— A 45-year-old woman's breast cancer went untreated for six months because her OB-GYN doctor failed to inform her of a suspicious mass found on a sonogram. We obtained a $750,000 settlement for the complications she suffered from the delayed diagnosis.
Caring And Committed Representation
We are known for results in big cases, and we are known for attending to our clients' needs throughout the process. Call 212-268-3222 or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys.