Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Holding Negligent Healthcare Providers Responsible for the Harm They Cause

When you seek medical treatment, you expect to be healed, not made to feel worse. According to the National Institutes of Health, medical mistakes are a leading cause of injury and death throughout New York and the United States. When your healthcare provider has harmed you, you need a strong medical malpractice attorney in Brooklyn on your side who will fight to hold the negligent healthcare provider responsible for the harm they have caused.

At Avanzino & Moreno, P.C., Attorneys at Law, we fight to protect the rights of accident victims. We represent clients throughout all five boroughs. Call our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers today to learn more about your legal options and determine whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim.

Holding Negligent Healthcare Providers Responsible for the Harm They Cause

Hospitals, doctors, nurses, and other medical providers can be held responsible for medical malpractice when a patient can show the following:

  • They had a doctor-patient relationship
  • The healthcare provider had a duty to provide medical care according to a standard determined by how a reasonable medical professional in the same specialty would have provided under similar circumstances
  • The healthcare provider provided care below the standard of care
  • As a result, the patient suffered harm

Our experienced Brooklyn medical malpractice lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation to determine how you suffered harm and how it fell within the realm of medical malpractice.

Common Causes of Medical Malpractice

There are various causes of medical malpractice, but some of the most common include:

  • Misdiagnosis – Sometimes, healthcare providers mistake one condition for another. This is problematic for two reasons. First, you are not receiving the treatment you need for the condition you actually have. Second, you might be receiving unnecessary or harmful treatment based on the wrong diagnosis.
  • Delayed diagnosis – A delayed diagnosis occurs when a healthcare provider does not diagnose a patient’s condition as quickly as they should have, which can cause additional pain or missed opportunities for treatment, depending on the circumstances.
  • Surgical mistakes – Various mistakes can occur during surgery from nicking an organ during surgery, anesthesia errors, causing surgical fires, or failing to properly monitor the patient.
  • Birth injuries – One of the most common forms of medical malpractice is birth injuries. Healthcare providers may make mistakes during pregnancy, labor, or delivery, resulting in injuries and conditions such as Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, nerve damage, traumatic brain damage, or fractured bones.
  • Medication errors – Medication errors include giving the patient the wrong type, dosage, or administration of medication. It can also be giving a medication that causes an adverse reaction
  • Hospital negligence – Hospitals are responsible for the negligent actions of their employees. However, they can also be held liable for injuries caused by their own negligence, which may include hiring unqualified medical staff, failing to put proper procedures in place, or failing to maintain the property.
  • Wrongful death – Wrongful death in this context occurs when your loved one dies because of negligent healthcare treatment.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Brooklyn to Seek Maximum Compensation for Your Claim

If you were injured because of the negligence of a healthcare provider, you have the right to seek compensation for additional medical expenses, rehabilitative care costs, loss of income, loss of future earning capacity, and other losses you suffered.

Contact the Brooklyn medical malpractice attorneys at Avanzino & Moreno, P.C., Attorneys at Law for your free case review.