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Troy Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Troy Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim or Lawsuit

When we visit doctors for routine services or undergo medical procedures, we trust that our healthcare providers will abide by a certain standard of care. In fact, medical practitioners and facilities are required by law to uphold what is known as the “acceptable standard of care,” or the standard of care another qualified provider would adhere to in the same or similar circumstances. When doctors, nurses, surgeons, dentists, hospitals, and others fall short of this standard, innocent patients can suffer immense harm.

If you were injured or if someone you love died due to medical malpractice or negligence, E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy is here to help. We recognize the incredibly difficult time you are going through, and our Troy medical malpractice attorneys are prepared to stand up for you and your rights. We can help you seek the fair compensation you are owed for your subsequent medical bills, lost wages, disability, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Reach out to our team today at (518) 284-3183 to schedule a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with a member of our team. 

Proving a Medical Malpractice Case in New York

Medical malpractice claims are notoriously among the most complex of all personal injury cases. This is because proving liability in medical malpractice claims is often very challenging. It is not enough to prove that a doctor or another medical provider failed to heal your injury, illness, or condition or that you got worse after treatment. Instead, you must prove that your healthcare provider deviated from the accepted standard of care, either by doing something that another qualified healthcare provider would not have done or by failing to do something another qualified healthcare provider would have done in the same or similar circumstances.

You must also prove that you were injured, harmed, or otherwise suffered losses as a result of this conduct. Even if your doctor or healthcare provider was clearly negligent, if you were not injured, you do not have a case.

Additionally, it can be difficult to determine exactly who is liable for a victim’s injuries and damages. For example, if a medical professional is employed by a hospital, and that medical professional negligently causes injury, the hospital itself could be liable. In other instances, when medical professionals are independent from the institutions in which they work, claims can be brought directly against the negligent provider.

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  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
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  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
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  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
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