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Watertown Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Watertown Medical Malpractice LawyersDoctors and other medical personnel make lifesaving decisions every day – and most are made with care. However, mistakes can happen – and, unfortunately, innocent patients can pay the ultimate price. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or healthcare provider fails to treat a patient according to established standards, known as the “accepted standards of care” and that patient suffers serious injury as a result.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, you need an experienced Watertown medical malpractice attorney who knows NY laws and the New York court system. You need a knowledgeable medical negligence lawyer who can help you get the money you deserve.

Contact the Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, today for a free consultation by calling – or you can submit our online form.

Our medical malpractice attorneys have over 25 years of legal experience, and we have built a strong record of successful verdicts and settlements, which we will use as we work to help you get the benefits you deserve.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice is one of the most complex areas of personal injury law, because it can be difficult to prove when a doctor harms instead of heals. In fact, this is a serious violation of medical ethics and the patient’s trust, and any health care provider who does not provide the accepted standard of care must be held accountable.

Medical malpractice occurs across specialties, in the emergency room and on the operating table. Any time a medical provider in the Watertown, NY, area makes a decision or takes a step that directly affects a patient’s health, the opportunity for error and negligence exists. However, some of the more common types of medical malpractice include:

  • Failure to diagnose / misdiagnosis;
  • Failure to order appropriate tests;
  • Failure to diagnose cancer;
  • Medication error;
  • Failure to consult with appropriate specialists;
  • Error in reading test results;
  • Surgical error;
  • Anesthesia error
  • Birth injuries / birth defects caused by failure to monitor mother or baby during pregnancy, labor, or delivery;
  • Emergency room error.

New York law enables you to file a claim for damages if you have been seriously injured by medical malpractice, including:

  • Lost wages;
  • Medical expenses;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Punitive damages in certain extreme circumstances.

However, doctors and hospitals pay hefty premiums for malpractice insurance and they will not accept a claim without a serious fight. Medical providers in the Watertown area have their reputations and livelihoods at stake when a patient is injured, and their own legal representation will work hard to deny any claims of wrongdoing.

Call Our Experienced Watertown Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Successful medical malpractice cases are won by experienced New York malpractice attorneys who understand the law and work with credible medical experts who can provide reputable testimony on the client’s behalf. Malpractice suits must also meet certain time limits. Most cases must be brought within two and a half years. However, there are exceptions when foreign objects are left inside the body during surgery and are not discovered until much later, as well as exceptions in the case of minor children.

If you believe you may have a medical malpractice case or have questions about your rights to pursue legal action, contact us for a free telephone consultation. We will review your situation and advise you of your legal options. Contact the New York Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates. You can also use our online contact form.

Watertown Medical Malpractice Attorneys Who Care about Your Case

The Watertown, NY, Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates MAKES HOUSE CALLS in Watertown and the surrounding areas. We see Jefferson County and surrounding area clients by appointment only, and we are available to do home and hospital visits. We also serve clients in Syracuse, Elmira, Rochester and Binghamton.

We can also help you with other legal problems that arise while your case is pending.

Our philosophy is to provide quality legal services while treating each client with care and respect. If you feel that you or a loved one has suffered due to medical malpractice, call us at 1-800-TALK-LAW (1-800-825-5529) or contact us via our online contact form. All calls and inquiries are responded to the same day, usually within one hour. There is no case-review cost.

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