Individuals who need medical treatment trust that doctors and other medical professionals will provide quality care. Errors and accidents can occur during medical exams and procedures and often have devastating consequences. At O’Connell and Aronowitz, we fight for victims of medical malpractice in New York. We pursue our cases ethically and relentlessly, routinely collaborating with an extensive network of experts in order to obtain meaningful compensation for our clients.
What is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when an injury results from medical treatment that deviates from the appropriate medical standard of care, that is, care that a reasonably skilled doctor or other medical professional would have provided under the same circumstances. Negligence is often the result of:
- Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose
- Surgical Errors
- Pharmaceutical Errors
- Birth Injury
- Prescribing Experimental Drugs
- Emergency Room Errors
- Medical Device Injuries
- Post-Surgical Infection
- Lack of Informed Consent
Medical malpractice cases typically require a thorough investigation and careful presentation of the evidence at trial. Proving medical malpractice is not only difficult, but also depends upon a qualified medical expert’s testimony, that the defendant failed to provide the appropriate standard of care.
How long do I have to file a Medical Malpractice lawsuit in New York?
In New York, a medical malpractice claim must be filed within 2 ½ years from the date of the alleged incident of negligence. If the injury was caused by a foreign object left inside the body, the claim must be filed within one year of the date the object was or should have been found, whichever comes first.
Fighting for the rights of Medical Malpractice victims
Medical malpractice law is highly complicated, and claims of negligence are difficult to prove. These cases require a thorough investigation that involves obtaining and analyzing all the relevant medical records. A successful case often depends upon the testimony of expert witnesses.
Based in Albany with offices in Latham, Saratoga Springs and Plattsburgh, O’Connell and Aronowitz is recognized as a leader in the field. We have a proven ability to obtain significant compensation for clients; our experienced attorneys have obtained two of the largest malpractice verdicts – not settlements – in the history of New York State:
- $11 million verdict in U.S. District Court for pediatric malpractice
- Unprecedented $45 million verdict in Saratoga County for a brain-damaged infant
We handle all cases on a contingency basis and do not collect any fees unless we recover damages for you. If you have suffered a serious injury resulting from medical negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for damages including pain and suffering, medical bills, and past and future lost wages.
Call our office today at (518) 462-5601 for a free evaluation of your case.