When an individual is treated by a medical professional and something goes wrong, they may suffer from significant life-changing impacts. There are a number of different types of errors that may occur and be considered malpractice, such as birth injuries, surgical errors, anesthesia errors, medication errors, and more. It is important to be aware that not all mistakes or errors are considered malpractice. Additionally, it is not possible for you, as a patient, to determine whether or not you have a medical malpractice case against a doctor or a hospital.
In fact, when you go to see a lawyer about whether you have a medical malpractice case, that lawyer is not in a position to make that determination. In the state of New York, medical malpractice lawyers are required to determine that malpractice has occurred by asking another doctor. You have to consult with a doctor in a similar field as the doctor you are looking to investigate to determine whether or not that doctor caused an injury by virtue of malpractice.
Neither you nor your lawyer is in a position to make that determination. Your attorney must seek out a medical professional who can advise whether or not your doctor failed to adhere to the standards of care in treating you. That is how you know whether or not you have a malpractice case.
If you have questions related to a medical malpractice lawsuit, contact our firm today.
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.