Recently, a John Hopkins study showed that medical malpractice deaths in American reached an all-time high at 250,000. Other studies claim that these numbers are as high as 440,000. After cancer and heart disease, surgical errors are the third leading cause of death. Countless other patients can sustain serious injuries as a result of medical errors. If you or a loved one are a victim of medical malpractice, speak with a White Plains medical malpractice lawyer from the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm as soon as possible to determine whether or not you have a case.
Why You Need to Speak to a Medical Malpractice Attorney
from the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm
According to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, there are an estimated fifteen million incidents of medical harm that occur each year. A patient may die from negligence in a care facility or nursing home, a death or injury may be sustained at birth, a serious illness may be ignored, or the wrong limb may be removed during surgery.
Physicians and other types of medical professionals can make mistakes, just like anyone else. When their mistakes cause injury and fall below the standard of care, they must be held responsible for malpractice laws and medical negligence. In most cases, nursing homes, hospitals, and medical professionals in White Plains and across New York, often choose to ignore the fact that they have caused harm. Many medical facilities have a risk assessment department that will defend staff and help an insurance company avoid paying a settlement to a medical malpractice victim.
Proving Medical Malpractice
A medical negligence case is complex. Typically, expert testimony will be required to show that a medical practitioner fell below the standard of care. To assess accountability, an investigative review may also be necessary. While these cases can be resolved or settled, an insurance company will often choose to litigate expensive and complex cases. Regardless of whether an insurance company is willing to settle, or it intends to go to trial, a medical malpractice lawyer from the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm will work tirelessly to ensure their client receives the financial compensation they deserve. Our team of lawyers will use their years of experience during insurance settlement negotiations and litigation to aggressively pursue fair compensation for the cost of the medical error.
What is Fair Compensation for a Medical Malpractice Claim?
What constitutes “fair” compensation for the effects of medical malpractice that’s life-altering? This is a very difficult question to answer. Many victims of medical errors often feel that no amount of money can compensate for their pain, suffering, and loss. If the victim is not able to enjoy life, are unable to work, or they cannot place their trust in another physician, it may seem as though no amount of money can provide compensation that’s considered “fair”.
However, the direct financial costs of complications, illnesses, and injuries that were caused by medical errors can be substantial, and the compensation available for the non-financial damages will usually far exceed the damages that are recoverable for out of pocket losses. Filing a lawsuit for medical malpractice will also hold the medical professional accountable and will reduce the likelihood of a similar mistake being made in the future. Because of this, victims of medical malpractice need to take the necessary action to assert their legal rights.
Meet with a White Plains New York Slip and Fall Attorneys at the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm
A medical malpractice lawyer from the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm will do more than help a victim receive just compensation. We will also help our clients obtain treatment from physicians who are trustworthy and will explore all potential sources of financial compensation.
We will help a client win a case by:
- Determining the specific cause of the complication, illness, or injury
- Deal with the medical provider’s medical malpractice insurer on the victim’s behalf
- Negotiate with an insurance company for a fair settlement
- Take the case to trial if necessary
- Help their client to make an informed decision regarding their medical care and moving on after the case has been settled
Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney from the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm Today
When you or a loved one have been injured as a result of medical negligence, you must seek legal guidance from an attorney at the La Sorsa and Beneventano Law Firm. Before agreeing with an insurance company, it’s important that you consult with a medical malpractice lawyer, otherwise, you may end up signing away your rights. Meet with an experienced White Plains medical malpractice lawyer from our firm as soon as possible. An attorney will help you navigate the legal process so you can make the right choices for you and your family during this challenging time.