Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Albany
The sixth leading cause of death in the United States is medical error. In fact, medical errors injured or killed more than 95,000 people last year. The saddest part is, these errors were preventable. You visit medical professionals and facilities because you trust that they will be mindful of your best interest and provide the utmost care and treatment. Most of the time, they are. However, when a medical professional or facility violates that trust, and the result is physical injury or worse, it could be grounds for a medical malpractice suit. When that happens, we at Shlesinger & deVilleneuve believe they should be held financially, legally, an ethically responsible.
Medical malpractice suits can be broken down into two general types. While these two groups are inherently different in circumstance, the results of both can be devastating. First, a case of medical malpractice would apply if a medical procedure was obviously performed negligently, for instance, if the incorrect limb or body part was surgically removed. Second, medical malpractice applies if a patient’s treatment plan does not follow standard of care, or if a practitioner “missed” something, for instance, failing to diagnose and treat an obvious condition.
Some specific examples of medical malpractice cases are;
- Improper care/delayed care
- Birth injuries
- Lack of informed consent
- Anesthesia error
- Surgical error
- Medication error/improper drug, dosage, or administration of medication
Unfortunately, medical malpractice cases can be extremely complex and difficult to prove. Mainly, because a case of medical malpractice hinges on a timeline supported by medical records, expert witnesses, and an attorney who understands and can explain the intricate medical issues involved. The insurance companies representing the health care practitioner or facility are powerful and intimidating. To have a real chance, you need an aggressive and experienced personal injury law firm in your corner that knows how to compile and present the medical evidence that supports your case.