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How Serious Is Medical Malpractice?

You put your deepest trust in your physician. You go to them when you are at your most vulnerable, and you expect to come away from the experience healed, not sicker. Physicians are put through the most rigorous training and education, they are certified by boards that uphold the highest standards of medicine, and their prime directive, the principle which they must never violate is: do no harm.

When Your Doctor Gets It Wrong

Misdiagnosis, prescription error, surgical error—these are a few of the instances of medical malpractice. To have been the victim of a physician that gave you a prescription that only made you more ill or had side effects that have led to severe depression or a life threatening reaction, to have been under the knife of a surgeon who removed the wrong organ, to have been diagnosed by a doctor not competent to carry out the task is a terrible and frightening thing. It can only lead to more pain and suffering, and the accumulation of more medical bills.

When your doctor gets it wrong, it is up to you to set things write. Medical malpractice is a very serious matter. Any physician who through incompetence, laziness, or recklessness causes someone under their care more pain should be sued.

How Not to Be Intimidated

Filing suit against a medical practitioner may seem like a daunting task. You should expect a fight, but you need not let it bother you. Hiring a lawyer will enable you to get the justice that you seek.

Proving medical malpractice means establishing as fact that your physician did not give you the quality of care that adheres to the standards of the profession and that such a failure has directly injured you. The response of the doctor and the institution they belong to will be to try and bury you in jargon and technical words so as to obscure the fact that the doctor miscarried or underperformed in the task.

Having a New York medical malpractice lawyer on your side is the most effective counter to this tactic. Such a lawyer will be able to cut through the wall of technicality they put up; they will also be able to gather the evidence and eyewitness and subject-matter testimony needed to prove your case.

The law has a remedy for medical malpractice. You should use it to get the compensation you are entitled to. Our team at Levine and Wiss is here to help.

Call us today to discuss your potential case.