Understanding the Basics of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Medical professionals are held to a rigid standard of care. When they fail to meet that standard, whether accidentally or knowingly, and an injury ensues, they are responsible for the consequences. Medical malpractice can take many forms, from an incorrect diagnosis or prescription to the deliberate failure to provide appropriate care. This can lead to such serious consequences as the permanent injury or wrongful death of a patient, not to mention severe emotional distress and financial hardship for the patient's loved ones.

If either you or a loved one have been injured due to medical malpractice, our attorneys in Brooklyn can help. We are diligent and fearless in pursuing just and fair compensation on behalf of our clients, working hard to ensure that those at fault are held accountable for their actions. If you believe you have a medical malpractice case, please get in touch with our lawyers.

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With over 40 years of experience, the team at Gary A. Zucker & Associates has handled nearly every type of medical malpractice case there is. When your medical treatment does not conform to the expected standard of care, and particularly if you suffer injuries as a result, you are entitled to compensation. Our firm has developed relationships with leading doctors in every specialty who can review your case and testify for you to improve your chances of success.

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Medical Malpractice Statistics

There are many myths about medical malpractice and medical negligence; most of which claim that true medical malpractice is uncommon. However, the facts tell a different story. Our medical malpractice attorneys want to present some important statistics about such cases.

  • Approximately 98,000 hospitalized Americans die each year due to medical malpractice, negligence, and medical errors.
  • More American lives are lost annually from medical malpractice than from breast cancer, AIDS, or car accidents.
  • The vast majority of medical malpractice suits are related to misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose.
  • The five most common medical conditions involved in misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose cases are:
    • Breast cancer
    • Lung cancer
    • Colon cancer
    • Heart attack
    • Appendicitis
  • Five percent of doctors are responsible for 54 percent of malpractice cases, according to the National Practitioner Data Bank.

In addition to medical errors made by primary care physicians and ER doctors or staff, medical malpractice includes, but is not limited to, physician misconduct (such as sexual abuse), wrong site surgical errors (such as erroneous amputation), anesthesia errors, and birth injury. The medical malpractice lawyers at our Brooklyn law firm believe in the obligation that doctors have to their patients and the importance of doctor-patient trust. If you or a family member are victims of medical negligence, error, or any other form of medical malpractice, our attorneys can help.

Contact Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Brooklyn, New York

If you or a loved one have reason to believe that you are a victim of medical malpractice, we want to help you. By contacting us today to schedule a free case consultation, we can begin reviewing the facts and working toward achieving the fair and maximum compensation to which you are due. At Gary A. Zucker & Associates, P.C., the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at our Brooklyn office will fight for you until justice is served. Contact us right now.

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