Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes death or injury to a patient. Medical professionals have a responsibility to provide quality care to each patient they serve. When hospitals, doctors, nurses and staff fail to perform their duties with the highest level of competence and care, their patients may suffer serious or fatal injuries. Medical malpractice can be based on errors or omissions related to diagnosis, treatment, follow up care or health management.
We Help With Medical Negligence
Every medical malpractice case we handle is staffed by highly skilled and experienced lawyers who are dedicated to helping you recover the maximum amount for your injury. Our resources, skill and commitment, coupled with some of the most respected and talented trial lawyers in this area of the law, have enabled our firm to achieve multiple multimillion-dollar successes, despite often facing some of the most well-financed law firms the insurance industry can fund.
Researching and proving malpractice can be costly and highly complex. Nevertheless, our firm makes the financial commitment to fully investigate and prosecute medical malpractice claims. We have worked with a wide array of experts best suited to uncover frequently overlooked evidence of negligence.
We represent patients suffering significant damages in New York from medical malpractice arising from:
- Birth Injuries, including brain damage, physical disfigurement and wrongful death
- Failure to Diagnose Cancer, such as breast, colon and prostate cancer
- Emergency Room Errors
- failure to diagnose heart disease
- Failure to Diagnose Illness or Disease
- Surgical Errors, including those arising before, during or after surgery
- Anesthesia Errors
- Medication Errors
New York Surgical Error Lawyers
No major surgery is without risk, but there are certain surgical errors that can and should be avoided. When surgeons, nurses and hospital staff fail to properly perform their duties, and when hospitals do not take proper precautions to ensure patient safety, patients may suffer serious or fatal injuries. At Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C., we are committed to helping people who have been injured as a result of medical negligence.
Surgical errors may include
- Operating on the Wrong Body Part
- Failure to Adequately Warn Patients of Known Risks
- Leaving Instruments and Equipment in Patients
- Anesthesia Errors
- Negligent Performance of Surgical Procedures (e.g., cutting a major artery)
- Failing to Properly Monitor A Patient’s Vital Signs
- Failure to Take Proper Precautions Before, During or After Surgery
- Other Doctor, Nurse or Medical Staff Negligence
Anesthesiologists have a significant responsibility to their patients. Before administering anesthesia to a patient, the anesthesiologist must take into account any medication allergies a patient may have, contemplate the nature of the procedure involved, and take proper precautions to prevent the unnecessary risk of harm to the patient. If you or a loved one has been injured due to an anesthesia error, you may have a basis to obtain compensation through a medical malpractice claim. To learn more, contact Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo P.C. Our lawyers represent clients throughout New York and New Jersey in medical malpractice claims.
Medications must be properly prescribed and administered to ensure patient safety. When physicians and nurses make critical medication errors, patients may suffer serious or fatal injuries. Most medication errors can be prevented with due care. Doctors and nurses must take time to properly communicate with each other and with their patients. Patient charts must be carefully reviewed and patients must be questioned about potential drug allergies. Careful steps must be taken to avoid human errors, such as administering a shot or medication to the wrong patient, accidentally writing the wrong medication dosage on a patient chart or providing patients with Providing medication at a level exceeding the correct dose may cause fatal injury to patients. Some medication errors may cause irreversible brain damage. Failing to provide the correct heart or blood pressure medication could cause a patient to suffer a preventable heart attack or stroke. These and other medication errors can and should be prevented through carefully developed and implemented patient safety measures.
The Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New York
Our NY attorneys have been recognized by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, The National Trial Lawyers Association, and Pulse Magazine’s Top 10 Legal Eagles, and also are recipients of the highest rating (AV®) from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. Lawyers at the firm are active in many legal organizations and have taken leadership roles in the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and New Jersey Association for Justice.
We seek to educate our colleagues and have frequently been called upon by other plaintiffs’ lawyers, as well as trial judges and adversaries, to lecture fellow practitioners at seminars on the complexities of medical malpractice law. In fact, one of our attorneys chairs an annual lecture for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association on medical malpractice cases and another is a special professor of law at Hofstra University School of Law.
Our track record includes winning many substantial verdicts and settlements for patients such as awards for these injuries.