New York and New Jersey Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Do you suspect that an error by a physician, hospital or healthcare provider caused your serious medical complications or other injuries or resulted in the death of a loved one? If so, medical malpractice may have been the reason. The New York and New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers at Ginarte O’Dwyer Gonzalez Gallardo & Winograd, LLP, understand that avoidable medical errors can result in serious injuries or even death. While a lawsuit cannot turn back the clock and prevent the error, a medical malpractice claim can hold the negligent party responsible and provide compensation for the resulting loss or injuries.
A medical professional’s mistake that caused injury or death could entitle the victim or the victim’s family to compensation. In addition to recovering the money you need to rebuild and get on with your life, pursuing a medical malpractice claim could also hold the provider accountable and could prevent other patients and families from going through what you suffered.
The New York and New Jersey medical malpractice attorneys at Ginarte O’Dwyer Gonzalez Gallardo & Winograd, LLP, represent people who have been injured by medical mistakes and errors. To find out what your legal options are, contact the firm now by calling 1-888-GINARTE (1-888-446-2783) or use our online form. Consultations are free. We collect fees only if you win your case.
With seven offices located throughout New York and New Jersey, the Ginarte law firm has an office near you with caring and experienced attorneys and support staff ready to help.
About NY & NJ Medical Malpractice Cases
Doctors and other medical professionals are not perfect. The legal definition of medical malpractice varies slightly from one jurisdiction to another, but it typically involves a deviation from the normally accepted standard of care for a medical professional that results in injury or harm to the patient. In other words, a doctor who followed all the proper procedures, yet lost a patient on the operating table may not be found negligent. But a doctor who did something that another doctor would not have done, or failed to do something that other doctors would have done, could be found to have been negligent.
Conservative estimates are that as many as 100,000 people die each year as a result of medical malpractice and hundreds of thousands more are injured or fail to heal properly. Some experts believe that there are many more cases of medical errors that go unreported. According to a Journal of the American Medical Association study, approximately 34 percent of inpatient errors are blamed on surgical error while the most common outpatient claim was “diagnosis error” representing 46 percent of all outpatient claims.
Common forms of medical malpractice include
- Birth Defects and Injuries
- Defective Medications
- Defective Medical Devices
- Failure to Diagnose Injury or Illness
- Foreign Objects
- Hospital Errors
- Improper use of Medical Equipment or Implants
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Surgery Errors
Medical malpractice is a complicated and complex area of the law. Determining whether a medical professional committed malpractice generally takes a lengthy and in-depth investigation of the patient’s medical records by a qualified and experienced medical malpractice attorney.
Contact Our New Jersey and New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys Today
If you believe that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, or if you have lost a family member as a result of medical errors or mistakes, now is the time to get legal help. Time is of the essence in a medical malpractice claim. Not only is there a statute of limitations that must be considered, but evidence can be lost and witnesses can disappear over time.
The New York and New Jersey medical malpractice lawyers at the Ginarte law firm are ready to help you. Contact us today by calling 1-888-GINARTE (1-888-446-2783) or use our online form for a free consultation.