Medical malpractice is a complex subject, because it involves the interaction between the law and the practice of medicine. You need a qualified medical malpractice lawyer to help you determine what your rights are if you've been injured by a doctor or hospital.
No one doubts that many doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals work hard to help their patients. But not all of them. And despite what those doctors, hospitals and their insurance companies ‐ with all of their high‐priced television and print advertisements ‐ tell us, far too many medical of the thousands upon thousands of medical mistakes that are made each year are preventable. There is no question that hundreds of thousands of people are victimized, seriously injured, and, in fact, die as a result of the sometimes unfathomable, but preventable medical errors that are made each year. How do we know? All we need to do is take a look at the National Practitioner Data Bank maintained by the federal government to find out.
Goldberg & Lasson has been protecting the rights of victims of medical malpractice for more than 30 years. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured as a result of medical negligence, don't wait. Give us a call. At Goldberg & Lasson, we are here to fight for you, courageously and with conviction, to help you get your life back on track.
What is medical malpractice? In New York, medical malpractice is defined as a departure from good and accepted medical practice or from the standard of care to which a medical professional is held. In some jurisdictions, the standard of care is measured against the practice of doctors from the particular area in which the negligence occurred. In New York, the standard is broader and we generally look at the standard of care at major medical institutions throughout this country and, sometimes, the entire world.
In medical malpractice cases, unlike almost any other field, we are legally required to rely on the opinions of experts who practice in the same field to explain to juries why the particular doctor or institution in your case made a mistake, how that preventable mistake caused your injuries, and why you, the plaintiff, should be fully and fairly compensated. But the same rules that require us to use medical experts to explain the defendant's negligence to the jury is also what makes winning medical malpractice cases so difficult and easy for the medical insurers to defend.
The insurance companies make sure that the doctors they charge premiums to insure, have the very best lawyers and experts of their own that they can find on their side during trial. No matter how good a case you may have, the defendants will absolutely find a well‐credentialed medical expert to defend them. That’s why the lawyer you choose must not only be up to the
task legally, but must also be up to the task of understanding the medicine, standing toe to toe with the medical defendants and their experts, and challenging them on their own turf.
If you or someone you know has been seriously injured by a doctor, a hospital or a medical professional of any kind, don't wait. Give us a call. Goldberg & Lasson is here to fight for you, courageously and with conviction, to help you get your life back on track.