Medical malpractice is the term used to describe the legal action against a health care professional whose conduct has been alleged to depart from the accepted "standard of care" in the medical community. In simple terms, when a hospital, doctor, nurse, dentist, chiropractor, or podiatrist, commits a serious error in their care and treatment, which results in further injury to the patient.
If the health care provider does something the average practitioner in the same field of medicine would not have done, or if they fail to do something the average practitioner in the same field of medicine would have done, that health care provider is said to have deviated from the standard of care, i.e., acted negligently.
In addition to proving negligence you must also prove that some damage occurred as a result of the negligence, or that the negligence significantly increased your risk of suffering the harm which then occurred. It is important to get help as soon as you can.
Examples of medical malpractice are:
- Failing to diagnose a disease or condition
- Leaving a medical instrument inside a patient after surgery
- Failing to admit a patient into the hospital when necessary; and
- Failing to perform a medical procedure that was otherwise indicated.
Why Choose Sinel Law?
Sinel & Associates, PLLC successfully handles a large volume of cases against negligent doctors and health care providers resulting in our excellent track record of successful settlements and jury verdicts against negligent health care providers. Our medical experts, nurses, and litigation experience allow us to to achieve these superior results for many of our clients.
Call Sinel Law at 212.465.1000 to receive a free consultation about the claims that you may have against a negligent physician or health care provider. We will fight to bring you justice.