Medical malpractice occurs when a patient is injured due to medical negligence or wrongdoing. Medical malpractice can involve any type of medical care, such as birth injuries, misdiagnosis, surgical error, or prescription error. Medical errors only amount to medical malpractice when a patient can demonstrate that 1) the error was a result of substandard medical care, and 2) the patient was injured as a result.
We know that it can be difficult to be certain that your injuries were caused by medical malpractice. Medical professionals do not typically admit to errors and negligence. If you suspect that you or a loved one has been injured by negligent medical care, contact the Suffolk County medical malpractice lawyers at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. to schedule a consultation.
As mentioned above, it can be challenging to know that your injuries were caused by medical malpractice. Our attorneys are experienced in medical malpractice cases, and they are able to spot issues or potential issues in your medical records and reports. They will interview doctors and others who witnessed and participated in your medical care.
They may also hire medical experts to help prove your case. Medical experts will evaluate your injuries and assess the long-term effects of your injuries. They will review your records and look at the medical care that you received. If your case goes to trial, medical experts will also provide testimony about your injuries as they relate to your negligent medical care.
Unfortunately, medical malpractice can have damaging and lasting effects. For example, failing to diagnose diseases or failing to monitor patients during surgery can lead to severe or permanent and, sometimes, fatal injuries. Medical professionals are held to a high standard of care, and they should be. Patients count on medical professionals to treat their injuries and illnesses, not to cause additional harm.
In some of the most devastating cases, medical malpractice results in fatal injuries. These cases are emotional and complex. When medical negligence causes fatal injuries, grieving families want answers. Our attorneys help surviving family members find the answers they need and the justice that they deserve through a wrongful death claim.
If you believe that you or a loved one may have been injured due to medical negligence, you need an experienced legal advocate on your side. Contact a medical malpractice attorney at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo, P.C. for a free case evaluation. We know that your recovery may feel like an uphill battle, but our attorneys can help to make things a little easier for you and your family. They will pursue a full and just compensation for your claim.