Medical Malpractice Attorney in Queens, NY
If you have been harmed as a result of a medical professional’s careless act or omission, you may be entitled to financial compensation. At Torgan Cooper + Aaron, our Queens medical malpractice attorneys have been representing injured individuals and families since our law firm was founded in 1987. Over the last few decades, we have earned a reputation of excellence for our commitment to customer service and outstanding case results.
Our lawyers will do everything we can to handle your case effectively while pursuing the money that you need and deserve. Find out how our medical malpractice lawyers can help you today.
What Is the Legal Definition of Medical Malpractice?
When you go to a hospital, emergency room or doctor’s office in Queens, you have the right to expect the medical staff to treat you with the appropriate amount of care and perform any required procedures correctly. Unfortunately, serious medical errors that injure and even kill patients are common. If a health care professional fails to use an appropriate amount of care in diagnosing and treating a patient, and this causes patient harm, it is medical malpractice.
What Are Common Examples of Medical Malpractice?
If a medical professional doesn’t properly diagnose or treat a patient, this can result in many different issues and errors that ultimately jeopardize the patient’s recovery and prognosis. At Torgan Cooper + Aaron, our attorneys in Queens have experience with many different types of medical malpractice cases, including:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Delayed diagnosis
- Diagnostic errors
- Lack of follow-up care
- Misreading lab results
- Nursing malpractice
- Prescription errors
- Surgical mistakes
- Unnecessary surgery
If you believe you or a loved one is the victim of any type of medical malpractice in Queens, don’t hesitate to contact an attorney for assistance. We can take immediate steps to start building a compelling claim on your behalf, such as collecting evidence, hiring experts and interviewing witnesses.
Where You Go Makes a Difference
You may be more at risk of medical malpractice at a low-rated hospital in Queens, NY. According to Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade ratings for 2020, only two hospitals in all of New York City received Grade A ratings for patient safety. Every hospital surveyed in Queens except one (NYC Health + Hospitals – Queens) received ratings lower than a B. NYC Health + Hospitals – Elmhurst received a D rating, while Mount Sinai, Long Island Jewish Forest Hills Hospital, New York – Presbyterian and St. John’s Episcopal Hospital all received Cs.
Why You Need a Queens Medical Malpractice Attorney
A medical malpractice lawsuit is in an entirely different legal category than a standard personal injury case. Many things make a medical malpractice lawsuit unique, including New York’s requirement for a certificate of merit. A certificate of merit shows that your lawyer brought your claim to a relevant medical expert, such as a physician in the same industry as the defendant, and that the expert confirmed that you have grounds for a claim.
A lawyer will have connections to medical experts who can help you with a case. A lawyer will also have other resources, such as state-of-the-art technology, to make claims filing as efficient as possible. While you focus on healing from the injury or illness that a negligent health care practitioner caused, your attorney can handle difficult legal tasks in the pursuit of maximum financial compensation.
Injured by Medical Malpractice? Request Your Free Case Consultation in Queens
If you suspect that you were injured or a loved one died due to medical malpractice, please don’t hesitate to contact Torgan Cooper + Aaron for a free legal consultation in Queens, New York. We are passionate about holding health care providers accountable for their mistakes. Our attorneys can guide you and your family through the legal process, answering your questions and addressing your concerns every step of the way. Call (212) 232-2500 today to begin with a free case review.