Syracuse Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Do you believe you’re a victim of medical malpractice? Has a medical professional violated their professional duty to do no harm or even been negligent in your treatment? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Doctors, nurses, and healthcare providers have a duty to provide competent care, but if they fail to do so and in turn make your health problems worse, you may be able to pursue legal action. This is where the experienced medical malpractice lawyers at the DeMore Law Firm of Syracuse come in to help you get the money that you deserve.
The Importance of Hiring Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical malpractice cases are far more complicated than your typical personal injury case. There are State licensing requirements in place that are designed to ensure that medical professionals are reasonably qualified to treat your injuries and illnesses. These licensing requirements, together with New York State laws are designed to protect hospitals and healthcare professionals in order to prevent or limit lawsuits for damages.
Most attorneys will not take on these difficult cases, however, the DeMore Law Firm will and we will act as your shield from the insurance companies and defense lawyers that may try to pressure you into settling for compensation that is less than what you deserve. If you’ve suffered genuine harm due to a medical provider’s mistake, hire the medical malpractice lawyers of the DeMore Law Firm to hold them accountable. Don’t settle for less than what you’re entitled to.
How we’ll fight for your compensation:
Our process involves understanding your injury or illness and recruiting experts from all relevant fields to determine fault and proper compensation for your suffering. This entails:
● Understanding your injury or illness prior to seeking treatment
● Analyzing your medical records before and after treatment
● Working with medical experts to provide testimony detailing your healthcare providers mistakes
● Confirming all paperwork was recorded properly
● Collaborating with medical and financial experts to determine fair compensation from the insurance companies
What counts as medical malpractice?
Not every mistake made by healthcare providers constitutes the right to sue for medical malpractice. In order to make a valid claim, we need to make sure the mistake falls under medical malpractice. This could be:
Prescription errors are failures in the process of writing a prescription that lead to wrong instruction of consumption or use of medication. This can lead to improper administration, incorrect dosing, or even the wrong medicine being used. Prescription errors can lead to harmful effects on your health, and in some cases, even death. Read more about prescription errors here.
Surgical errors are injuries that are caused by mistakes that are made during surgical procedures. Some examples are leaving a foreign object inside the body, operating on the wrong site, or even doing the wrong procedure. Surgical errors can have harmful health consequences and can result in permanent damage or death. Read more about surgical errors here.
Diagnostic errors/medical misdiagnosis/ failure to diagnose/ delayed diagnosis:
Diagnostic errors can be categorized as either misdiagnosis, failed diagnosis, or delayed diagnosis. This would mean that the diagnosis for your illness or injury is either missed, wrong, or made too late. These can result in permanent negative health consequences and even death. Read more about misdiagnoses, failure to diagnose & delayed diagnoses here.
Nursing home neglect/abuse:
Nursing home neglect is when residents of a nursing home do not receive the proper care they need, resulting in further physical and mental health problems. Nursing home abuse is when residents are physically or mentally abused by their caretakers. This can result in medical emergencies, trauma, or death. Read more about nursing home abuse here.
Wrongful death occurs when someone is killed by another person or entity’s misconduct or negligence. Wrongful death can be a result of medical malpractice. If you believe you’ve lost a loved one to medical malpractice or gross negligence by a healthcare provider, you may be able to sue on their behalf. Read more about wrongful death here.
Other medical malpractice claims may include:
● Anesthesia errors
● Birth injuries
● Emergency room errors
● Failure to obtain full patient history
● Failure to obtain patient’s informed consent
● Use of defective medical products on patient
Who can be held accountable?
Accountability can be hard to determine, and depends on where along the line mistakes were made that led to your suffering. Accountability can also fall on more than one party. Potential accountable parties are:
● Physician Assistants
● Medical facilities
● Nursing homes
Our Experience Fighting Medical Malpractice:
With over 30 years of experience in assisting the people of Onondaga County with their medical malpractice cases, the attorneys of the DeMore Law Firm are prepared to help you get your compensation. Some examples of the compensation we’ve gotten for our clients are:
Act before it’s too late!
In the State of New York there is a limited amount of time that can pass before you can no longer file a claim for compensation. The statute of limitations for filing medical malpractice claims is 30 months (2.5 years). Act quickly and hire Onondaga County’s medical malpractice lawyers at the DeMore Law Firm as soon as you can.