Long Island Medical Malpractice Attorney
Did Your Doctor’s Negligence Cause Your Injuries?
A study conducted by a team of researchers from Johns Hopkins found that medical malpractice accounts for over 250,000 deaths every single year in the United States – while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have yet to update their rankings of most common causes of death in America, the estimated figure would place medical malpractice as the number three cause of death behind only heart disease and cancer. The alarming frequency of medical malpractice deaths doesn’t even take into account the number of people injured due to the negligence or wrongdoing of their doctors.
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Medical malpractice injuries can dramatically change the life of a victim and their family. Depending on the severity of the injury, the victim may require ongoing medical care for the rest of their life. This type of care isn’t cheap, and the medical bills can quickly pile up and put you in a financial bind. No victim should ever be required to pay for these bills out of their own pocket.
At The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C, our Long Island medical malpractice attorneys have successfully represented clients throughout New York and secured them the compensation they need to ensure they can move forward with their lives. Contact us today to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.
Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice
There are countless ways medical malpractice could occur, but there are several types that affect victims more often than others. The most common types of medical malpractice claims are:
- Surgical Errors: These errors range from injuring a body part, nerve, or organ during surgery to operating on the entirely wrong patient.
- Prescription Medication Errors: The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported that almost half of all people who died from medication errors were 60 years old and up, but these errors could affect anyone taking potent prescription medications.
- Failure to Treat: Whether your doctor dismissed your symptoms as something not worth treating or if they failed to refer you to the necessary specialist, your life could be at risk if you aren’t properly taken care of.
- Misdiagnosis: Sometimes being treated for the wrong condition can be more dangerous than not being treated at all, and sometimes a misdiagnosis can allow a life-threatening disease like cancer to progress for far longer than it should.
Hire A Qualified Long Island Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today
Whether your doctor’s errors were caused by reckless behavior, improper technique, poor judgement, or any other reason, you have the right to file a lawsuit in order to secure the compensation you deserve.
At The Perecman Firm, our Long Island medical malpractice lawyers have spent more than 35 years protecting our clients, and have successfully secured more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements through our tireless efforts.
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