Medical Malpractice

When you are going through a medical problem, you want to feel like you can trust your doctor. Putting your trust in them during difficult times for you and your family shouldn’t ever lead to the question of if you’re receiving the best health care possible. However, mistakes can be made and negligence may be present at times. That’s where having the right attorney on your side comes into play. If you feel like you have fallen victim to medical malpractice, then know our firm can help!

Medical Malpractice defined:

If you are unfamiliar with medical malpractice, it’s when the victim, or family member, may take legal action against a medical or healthcare professional that has deviated from the typical standards of care for their profession. When deviating from those standards, an injury to a patient follows in suit. A few examples of this may include, but are not limited to:

  • A doctor or hospital violates the standard of care, through negligence or errors in diagnosis, treatment, or aftercare.
  • The accused negligence or violation causes an injury that is specifically due to the claimed negligence.
  • The injury creates issues in the patient’s life or creates significant damages.

 

If these conditions are met, then you may be able to be compensated for any problems or complications you may be suffering from.

Which professions are liable?

Typically, medical malpractice liability is based on the laws of negligence. While this law varies by jurisdiction, the targeted professionals can also vary depending on the action that has been filed. Below is a list of professions that may be liable in medical malpractice laws:

  • Physicians.
  • Psychiatrists.
  • Surgeons.
  • Dentists.
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
  • Midwives.
  • Physician Assistants.
  • Allied Health Professionals.

Contact Tannenbaum, Bellantone & Silver, P.C.

When a case of medical malpractice occurs, we understand that the family can be suffering in many ways. While we can not take all of the pain away, our team is dedicated to helping our clients gain any re-compensation they deserve from their case. Make an appointment online or call us at 516-354-0200 and see how we can offer you and your family the support you deserve in your time of need.