Why should you hire a NYC medical malpractice lawyer?

You should hire a NYC medical malpractice lawyer as soon as you realize that a hospital was negligent, a doctor misdiagnosed a patient, a surgeon made a mistake, a nurse gave the wrong medications or overdosed, or a medical professional caused personal injury or wrongful death to you or your loved ones in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island or anywhere in New York State, New Jersey or Connecticut. You better hire the best NYC medical malpractice lawyer to sue the hospital, the doctor, the nurse or the medical professional whose negligence or intentional wrongdoing caused the personal injury or mental damage and hold them liable for compensation.

What is the average payout for medical malpractice?

The average payout for medical malpractice lawsuit in NYC is great but varies from case to case and may also vary from one county to another. A medical malpractice case in the Bronx or Brooklyn, for example, may be settled for higher dollar amount or win a higher verdict for damages, and a similar medical malpractice case in Staten Island may be settled or awarded damages (and vice versa).

According to the National Law Review the highest medical malpractice settlement verdict in New York State was a 2014 case, where the jury ordered the City of New York to pay Ms. Tiffany Applewhite, $172 million as compensation for past and future pain, as well as medical expenses.

In a New York State medical malpractice lawsuit there is no limit on the amount of damages that your NYC medical malpractice lawyer can sue for or that an injured patient may be awarded. Furthermore, according to Diederich Data New York is the highest per capita medical malpractice payout, and in 2017 New York State medical malpractice payouts exceeded three hundred million dollar.

How much does a Medical Malpractice Lawyer charge for legal fees?

In New York State Medical Malpractice Attorney’s fees are limited by statute. Despite the fact that most medical malpractice law firms in New York State are retained on a contingency or ‘No Win no Fee’ retainer agreements, Section 474a of the New York Judiciary Law provides a Sliding Scale for attorney’s fees in medical malpractice cases and insures that a Medical Malpractice Law Firm will not charge excessive or unreasonable legal fees in medical negligence cases.
The attorney’s fees formula in Section 474a of the New York Judiciary Law decreases the percentage that a medical malpractice law firm can charge as the settlement or verdict goes up according to the following Sliding Scale:

First $250,000 of Settlement or Verdict in a medical malpractice case – attorney’s fees of 30%
Second $250,000 of Settlement or Verdict in a medical malpractice case – attorney’s fees of 25%
After that:
Attorney’s fees of 20% from the next $500,000
Attorney’s fees of 15% from the next $250.000
Attorney’s fees of 10% from any Settlement or Verdict over $1,250.000

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice suit in New York?

In New York State the Statute of Limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit is two and a half years. This is governed by Section 214-A of the CPLR, which states that “Action for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice to be commenced within two years and six months”.

In a Wrongful Death cases, the Statue of Limitation is Two Years. This is governed by Section 5-4.1 of the Estates Powers and Trusts Law, which states that “Action by personal representative for wrongful act, neglect or default causing death of decedent… must be commenced within two years after the decedent’s death”.

Exceptions to the general medal malpractice statute of limitations:

  • If a surgical tool or other object was left by a doctor or a surgeon in a patient body causing him injury, the patient has one year from the date the object was discovered to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
  • A minor may bring a medical malpractice within three years from his eighteenth’s birthday (but the doctor or hospital malpractice action must have taken place in the previous ten years).

However, Once your NYC Medical Malpractice Lawyer determined that your hospital was negligent, your doctor misdiagnosed you, your surgeon made a mistake, your nurse gave you the wrong medications or overdose and he conclude that your medical professional caused personal injury or wrongful death he or she should file a medical malpractice lawsuit immediately.
If your NYC Medical Malpractice Lawyer does not immediately find negligence or serious personal injury, he may need to continue investigating the case.When you hire a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in New York you will have to sign a HIPAA form, authorizing the law firm to order your medical records. You should therefore follow up with your medical malpractice lawyer from time to time to make sure that he files your medical negligence lawsuit within two and a half years from the date the medical malpractice occurred.

What is Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

A medical malpractice lawyer in New York is an attorney whose legal practice is focused on filing medical malpractice lawsuits in cases where a hospital was negligent, a doctor misdiagnosed a patient, a surgeon made a mistake, a nurse gave the wrong medications or overdosed, or a medical professional caused personal injury or wrongful death to you or your loved ones in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island or anywhere in New York State. Some medical malpractice law firms in New York have attorneys who are admitted in other states like New Jersey or Connecticut.

What is Medical Malpractice and when it may Occur?

The mission of every NYC hospital, medical doctor, nurse or other NYC medical professional should be to improve their patients’ health and save lives to the best of their ability. Sometimes however, a NYC hospital, a medical doctor, a nurse or other NYC medical professional or nursing home are negligent, and worsens a patient’s condition, causes him or her injury or wrongful death and they can be held liable for compensation.

What are the types of Medical Malpractice cases?

The type of Medical Malpractice that may occur in the Bronx are:

  • An honest doctor or hospital mistake or irreversible medical error issue.
  • Error in giving medications or overdose of medications.
  • Surgeon’s error during operation or operating the wrong side of the body.
  • Surgeon leaves a medical instrument inside the patient’s body.
  • Wrong medical diagnosis and failure to treat the real medical problem or decease.
  • Wrongful Death as a result of overdose or side effects of drugs, medication or medical procedure
  • Infection and medical complications
  • Wrong and unnecessary surgeries
  • Birth injuries
  • Emergency room errors
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Diagnosing delays
  • Birth defects
  • Brain damage
  • Mistreatment of skull
  • Late diagnosis of a medical condition or decease

Is medical malpractice a crime?

A medical malpractice is normally do not considered a crime. However, a high rate of medical malpractice cases is often an indication that medical doctors, surgeons and even nurses do follow all the safety and regulations in turn causing permanent physical injury or wrongful death.

What are some of the hospitals in the NYS I can sue for medical malpractice?

Hospitals in the Bronx:

JACOBI MEDICAL CENTER
1400 Pelham Parkway South
Bronx, NY 10461
Tél 718 918-5000
www.nyc.gov

LINCOLN MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
234 East 149th Street
Bronx, NY 10451
Tél 718 579-5000
www.nyc.gov

MONTFIORE MEDICAL CENTER
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
Tél 718 920-4321
www.montefiore.org

NORTH CENTRAL BRONX HOSPITAL
3424 Kossuth Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467
Tél 718 519-5000
www.nyc.gov

Hospitals in Manhattan

BELLEVUE HOSPITAL CENTER
462 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tél 212 562-4141
www.bellevuehospital.com

BETH ISRAEL MEDICAL CENTER
16 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Tél 888 445-0338 & 212 420-3900
www.wehealny.org

COLUMBIA PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Tél 212 305-2500
www.nyp.org

HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES-ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE
301 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tél 212 598-6000
www.med.nyu.edu

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tél 800 796-0486 & 212 606-1000
www.hss.edu

LENOX HILL HOSPITAL
100 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tél 212 434-2000
www.lenoxhillhospital.org

MANHATTAN EYE, EAR, AND THROAT HOSPITAL
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10021
Tél 212 838-9200
www.lenoxhillhospital.org

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Tél 212 639-2000
www.mskcc.org

MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL / MEDICAL CENTER
One Gustave L. Levy Place
1190 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Tél 212 241-6500
www.mountsinai.org

NEW YORK DOWNTOWN HOSPITAL
170 William Street
New York, NY 10038
Tél 212 312-5000
www.downtownhospital.org

NEW YORK HOSPITAL THE CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER
525 East 68th Street
New York, NY 10065
Tél 212 746-5454
www.nyp.org

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL / MEDICAL CENTER
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tél 212 263-7300
www.med.nyu.edu

NEW YORK EYE AND EAR INFIRMARY
310 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003
Tél 212 979-4000
www.nyee.edu

SAINT LUKE’S ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL
1000 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Tél 212 523-4000
www.wehealny.org

SAINT VINCENT’S HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER
170th West 12th Street
New York, NY 10010
Tél 212 604-7000
www.svcmc.org

HARLEM HOSPITAL CENTER
506 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY 10037
Tél 212 939-1000
www.nyc.gov

METROPOLITAN HOSPITAL CENTER
1901 First Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Tél 212 423-6262
www.nyc.gov

Hospitals in Brooklyn

CONEY ISLAND HOSPITAL
2601 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Tél 718 616-3000
www.nyc.gov

KINGS COUNTY HOSPITAL CENTER
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Tél 718 245-3131
www.nyc.gov

WOODHULL MEDICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH CENTER
760 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11206 <br
Tél 718 963-8000
www.nyc.gov

Hospitals in Queens

ELMHURST HOSPITAL CENTER
79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Tél 718 334-4000
www.nyc.gov

FOREST HILLS HOSPITAL
102-01 66th Road
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Tél 718 830-4000
www.nslij.com

MOUNT SINAI HOSPITAL OF QUEENS
25-10 30th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11102
Tél 718 932-1000
www.mshq.org/

QUEENS HOSPITAL CENTER
82-70 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tél 718 883-3000
www.nyc.gov

What advise your Bronx Medical Malpractice Law Firm has for me?

Medical malpractice can happen at a Bronx Medical facility, at your Local Bronx Hospital, during a private surgery treatment and even at your family physician Facility. As a Bronx Medical Malpractice Law Firm, we recommend that you take the following steps:

  • Keep any and all medical records, photos of your personal injury, medical correspondence, medical receipts, X-rays, phone records, text messages, emails and any other proof that will assist your medical malpractice lawyer in proving that your Bronx Medical Doctor was negligent.
  • Keep a medical negligence diary and accurate details of all step of medical procedures, rehabilitations, prescribed medications and unexpected or sever pains.
  • Keep notes of the dates, time and places the medical negligence and of any complaints you reported to the hospital, your medical doctor, your nurse or any other person who may be liable for your injuries or wrongful death.
  • Contact a Bronx Medical Malpractice Law Firm and request a free medical malpractice case evaluation. A medical malpractice case evaluation may sometimes involve a second medical opinion and an expert witness report.

Can I be a victim of a medical malpractice in NYC?

You may well be a victim of medical malpractice and if you suspect medical negligence or mistreatment you should immediately schedule consultation and meet with a NYC medical malpractice lawyer to get a free case evaluation.

Why should you hire Feiner & Lavy PC?

With over 80 years of combined experience in New York Medical Malpractice cases, our firm is well-grounded and has a broad range of resources available to be used for your benefit. We pride ourselves in our level of determination and will stop at nothing until the highest possible payout has been won for your case. By speaking with a member of our legal team today, you could learn what steps could be taken to fight for justice after your medical malpractice injury.

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