Medical malpractice is defined as professional negligence, by act or omission, by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.
If you suspect that you, or a loved one, have been the victim of medical malpractice, what do you do? Where do you turn?
The type of attorney that handles cases against doctors or hospitals is called a “medical malpractice lawyer.” These lawyers are skilled at bringing cases on behalf of victims who have been injured due to medical error. Nearly all medical malpractice lawyers offer free consultations.
The best way to find a medical malpractice lawyer is through a recommendation from a friend or family member. Another good way is to use the Internet to search for a lawyer. There are many attorneys who have informative sites that will help you narrow down which attorney, or group of attorneys, you want to contact.
At Personalinjuryhotline.com, we have been providing free legal consultations to victims of medical malpractice for over 35 years. The consultations are always free and you are under no obligation to retain the firm. If you have a claim in a jurisdiction other than New York, we can assist you in finding a lawyer in your area.
Please understand that medical malpractice cases are time-consuming and very expensive for a lawyer to handle. That is why lawyers are very selective in which cases they decide to take. If you’ve consulted with a New York medical malpractice lawyer who turns down your case, you should seek a second opinion from another lawyer.