If a doctor makes a medical error during surgery or while rendering care that causes a patient’s condition to worsen or results in them suffering an injury, they or the facility they work for can be held financially liable. Doctors and other types of medical professionals are required to meet certain standards when providing care. This includes giving medical advice, prescribing medications, and even while performing surgical procedures.
How to hold a doctor accountable for a medical mistake they made?
If a doctor were to nick an artery while performing surgery or neglect to monitor a patient’s condition while under anesthesia and the patient experienced an adverse reaction to their mistake, the patient may be entitled to recover damages by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. In order to prove a doctor or other type of medical professional made a mistake in the course of rendering care, the patient is going to need to collect evidence that shows the doctor did something wrong and that the injury could have been avoided.
Now, because most individuals don’t know where to start with their medical malpractice case or what type of evidence is needed to help prove they are a victim of a medical error, they are encouraged to retain a Syracuse, NY personal injury attorney who can help them. A personal injury lawyer will handle most, if not all, of the tasks associated with the lawsuit process, allowing a patient the opportunity to spend their time focusing on recovering.
Why medical records are important in a medical malpractice case?
One of the ways NY personal injury lawyers help prove a medical mistake was made is by gathering and reviewing the patient’s medical records, doctor’s notes, physician office records, etc. Depending on the complexity of the case, a personal injury lawyer may even need to enlist the help of a medical expert who can help them understand the records/notes even further.
A patient’s medical records along with a physician’s office records will tell a lot about the conditions they are suffering from, the type of care they had rendered or were recommended to have rendered, and how the doctor responded to their concerns and/or symptoms. If there are gaps in the doctors’ notes that show they should have been able to properly diagnose a patient but ignored the information they had or the doctor performed the wrong type of medical procedure even though he/she was aware of what needed to be done, then a patient may be able to win their case.
Stanley Law Can Help Establish Liability in a Medical Malpractice Case
If an individual was injured by a doctor, suffered an adverse reaction to the care they had rendered, or was harmed in the course of being treated by a medical professional, they are encouraged to contact Stanley Law. Because New York State generally only allows victims of medical malpractice to take legal action within two years and six months after they suffered an injury, an individual is encouraged to consult with a Syracuse personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to ensure their deadline to file suit doesn’t expire.1
Stanley Law can be contacted at any of their office locations listed down below:
215 Burnet Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13203
84 Court St, Ste 414
Binghamton, NY 13901
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Watertown, NY 13601
510 Clinton Square Ste 521
Rochester, NY 14604
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Montrose, PA 18801