Schenectady Medical Malpractice Attorneys
Medical Negligence & Malpractice
Doctors, hospitals, and other medical providers are held to a high standard of care, meaning they have a strict responsibility to adequately treat patients and provide an acceptable level of care. When they fail to do so, the consequences can be devastating.
If you believe that a medical provider’s mistake or negligence led to your injuries or the death of your loved one, you could have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we represent individuals and families who have suffered immense losses and hardship due to the negligent, careless, and wrongful conduct of healthcare professionals. Our Schenectady medical malpractice attorneys have decades of experience navigating this complex area of law and know what it takes to effectively advocate for you.
Get in touch with us today at (518) 284-3183 to learn more, including how our team can help you fight for the fair compensation you deserve.
What Is Medical Malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a legal term used to refer to any conduct by a medical professional or facility that falls short of the accepted standard of care. The accepted standard of care is the level of treatment one could expect from any qualified healthcare provider in the same or similar circumstances.
Proving a medical malpractice case is more than simply proving that your doctor failed to heal you; it involves establishing the standard of care and demonstrating how your attending medical provider failed to uphold it. Because of this, many medical malpractice cases require the testimony of expert witnesses, such as professional medical providers who can attest to the standard of care and whether or not the defendant deviated from this standard.
At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we utilize our extensive legal experience and access to invaluable resources to build powerful cases for our clients. If you believe that your doctor, surgeon, nurse, dentist, hospital, or another healthcare professional provided you with substandard care, leading to injury and/or damages, reach out to our team today to learn how we can help.
Examples of Medical Malpractice
Some of the most common examples of medical malpractice and negligence include:
- Anesthesia errors, including improper dosage
- Birth injuries, improper prenatal care, and obstetrician negligence
- Diagnostic errors, including misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose
- Failure to consider a patient’s medical history
- Failure to treat or delayed treatment
- Hospital negligence and hospital-acquired infections
- Laboratory errors, including contaminated samples or improper testing
- Medication errors, including overdose or improper administration
- Misanalysis of lab reports or ignoring test results
- Premature discharge and/or poor follow-up care
- Surgical errors, such as wrong-site surgery
- Unnecessary surgery
Sadly, these and other forms of medical malpractice and negligence can lead to severe injuries, life-threatening complications, and death. At E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, we recognize the immense impact medical malpractice can have on the lives of victims and their families, which is why we fight for justice and maximum recovery for our clients. You should not have to shoulder the burdens of a healthcare professional’s negligence on your own; let our Schenectady medical malpractice attorneys fight for you.
Seeking Maximum Compensation for Victims of Medical Negligence
Our goal is to help victims of medical malpractice and negligence recover every cent they are owed so that they can get the proper treatment they need to heal. Although a settlement or verdict cannot undo the pain and suffering you have endured, it can provide the necessary monetary resources you need to heal and move forward with your life.
It is important that you reach out to our team right away if you suspect that you or someone you love has been the victim of medical malpractice. In New York, there is a 30-month statute of limitations on nearly all medical malpractice lawsuits, meaning you only have a year and six months to sue the liable party. In some cases, the 30-month deadline begins on the date of alleged injury; in others, it may be deferred from the date on which the injury was discovered or reasonably could have been discovered (known as the “discovery rule”). In still other cases—including those involving foreign objects left behind after surgery, failure to diagnose cancer, and minors who are harmed by medical malpractice and negligence—different timelines may apply. We encourage you to contact our team at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy right away to avoid missing any filing deadlines or making any mistakes that could jeopardize your case.
We offer complimentary consultations and contingency fees, meaning you do not owe anything upfront or out of pocket when you work with our firm. Instead, we only collect attorney fees if we successfully recover compensation for you.