We expect our doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to act in a professional manner but it only takes a mistake or negligent act to change someone’s life forever. Doctors are required to take an oath to do no harm, however serious mistakes do occur in hospitals, medical offices and clinics.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice you should consult the law firm of POPICK & RUTMAN who can advise you of your legal rights and review your case. In some cases, you may be entitled to monetary damages.
A medical treatment that is unsuccessful does not necessarily mean it will be considered malpractice, however, malpractice includes the following:
- failing to diagnose or timely diagnose an illness or condition,
- failing to order indicated tests or procedures,
- surgical errors,
- birthing injuries,
- foreign object left inside during surgery
- prescribing a drug that is not appropriate for the patient’s medical condition.
At POPICK & RUTMAN we will investigate the complex and often hidden procedures of medical providers to expose substandard care and seek justice for patients and their families. We will analyze the client’s medical history and records, intensively research the specific condition, and consult with leading medical experts to determine whether malpractice has been committed and whether the malpractice occurred within the statute of limitations.
It is, therefore, important that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible since a medical malpractice lawsuit must be brought within 2 ½ years from the time of malpractice, or within 2 ½ years from the date of the last continuous treatment for the condition that gave rise to the injury. The statute might be shorter if the hospital is owned and run by a municipality or the state. The statute may be longer where a foreign object was left inside of you. It is also longer when the plaintiff is a child.
If you think you or someone you love has been a victim of medical malpractice, call POPICK & RUTMAN at (718) 321-7460 to discuss your case. We are not a volume-based practice and either Mr. Popick or Mr. Rutman will discuss your case with you.
Call (718) 321-7460 now to talk to one of our Personal Injury partner attorneys about your situation.