Medical Malpractice Settlements & Verdicts

No one ever expects to visit a doctor or hospital and come away from the experience a victim of medical negligence. Unfortunately, personal injury and wrongful death due to medical malpractice happens far more often than it should. According to a May 2016 study published by Johns Hopkins University, 10 percent of all deaths in the United States occur due to improper medical care. The university’s research study also indicates that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death among Americans of all age groups.

New York gives you 30 months from the date of the injury or misdiagnosis to file a medical malpractice claim. If you are receiving ongoing treatment, the clock on this period of two years and six months doesn’t start until you have completed all treatment sessions with your provider. You have one year from the date of discovery to initiate your medical malpractice lawsuit if a surgeon leaves a foreign instrument inside your body. Finally, the state gives you two years from the date of a loved one’s death to file a wrongful death medical malpractice claim against his or her provider.

Below are examples of medical malpractice lawsuit settlements we have secured for our clients.

$2.2M Medical Error Injury Settlement
Repeated failures to properly diagnose severe headaches resulted in a young woman becoming legally blind. The woman, a teaching aide, was in and out of three emergency rooms in October of 1998, before she was properly evaluated by a neurologist and referred to a neuro-ophthalmologist. She first went to Westchester Medical Center and later to Our Lady of Mercy Hospital. By the time he identified...
$750K Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis
A 45-year-old woman had a sonogram that indicated a suspicious mass in her breast. The doctor failed to inform her of the mass. As a result, this cancer was not discovered until 6 months later. She suffered significant complications that would not have occurred if the cancer had been diagnosed earlier. Our law firm obtained a satisfactory settlement from her gynecologist because of his failure...

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