You Need a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney
We are proud to fight for injured patients.
We trust doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals to always do their best to ensure that we are healthy. Fortunately, most medical professionals practice safe and effective medicine. Unfortunately, some don’t, and their errors can cause serious harm to patients and their families.
- Did your doctor fail to diagnose a serious medical condition?
- Are you experiencing more pain after surgery than before?
- Did you or a loved one suffer needlessly from preventable complications?
- Was your child born with birth injuries?
If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you may have been the victim of medical malpractice – but the only way to know for sure is to talk to an experienced lawyer. Keogh Crispi, P.C. can help you understand what happened and explain your legal options. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a New York medical malpractice lawyer.
What is medical malpractice?
Not every medical mistake constitutes malpractice. Rather, medical malpractice is the result of failure to meet the standard of care: the consensus of the medical community regarding acceptable treatments for a specific condition. A doctor must meet this standard of care and treat their patient in accordance with the established methods. Some examples of medical malpractice include:
- Failing to order diagnostic tests when medically indicated.
- Failing to refer the patient to an appropriate specialist.
- Miscommunications between medical providers.
- Prescribing or administering the wrong medication or wrong dosage of a medication.
- Surgical errors.
- Misuse of medical tools and devices.
Medical malpractice can result in serious harm to patients. A medical condition that goes untreated can get worse, leading to serious complications and worse medical outcomes. Unnecessary treatment, such as unnecessary surgery or prescribing a medication with serious side effects, can also do significant harm. It’s critical that negligent medical professionals be held accountable, both for the injured patient’s own sake and for the sake of other New Yorkers. That’s why choosing the right lawyer makes all the difference.
We know how to prove a medical malpractice case.
Success in a medical malpractice case depends on proving that an official doctor-patient relationship existed, that the medical professional was negligent and breached the duty to provide an acceptable standard of care in the situation, and that damages were the result of the malpractice and not some other cause. In other words, we must prove that you were in a medical professional’s care, that they did not do their job, and that their failure to do their job was the reason you were harmed.
Proving malpractice up to legal standards requires hiring expert witnesses, including a medical professional in the same specialty who can testify that the standard of care was breached. Our job is to review the evidence, find the right experts, and present your story in a manner that a jury will find compelling. We know how to take complex medical terminology and turn it into a simple, clear narrative: your doctor didn’t do what a doctor in their situation was supposed to do, and as a result, you got hurt.
When a malpractice insurance company sees that we’re prepared to make this case to a New York jury, they know their bottom line is at risk. Usually, they will offer a fair settlement rather than face us in court. If not, we are always prepared to take them to trial.
You can count on us throughout the process.
Medical malpractice takes an emotional toll on its victims. You trusted your doctor; your life was literally in their hands. That betrayal, as much as the physical pain, makes dealing with what’s next difficult. We can’t promise a fast resolution, but we do promise to guide you through the process, dealing with the day-to-day interactions with the insurance company and keeping you informed and prepared for each step. We know the law, we know New York courts, and we know how to win.
We handle medical malpractice cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t owe us anything out of pocket. If we win, our fee is a percentage of your recovery; if we don’t win, we don’t get paid. You have a right to pursue compensation regardless of your ability to pay. Working this way means we’re deeply invested in your case and committed to see it through to the end.
If you’ve been harmed by medical malpractice, you need to take action quickly. We need to intervene to preserve evidence and start creating your winning strategy. Speak with an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney about your options. Schedule your free consultation today.