Countless examinations, treatments and surgical procedures are provided daily in medical facilities throughout New York and the rest of the nation. Although there is obviously a certain amount of risk involved in any medical process, patients have the right to reasonably assume those caring for them will act according to the highest levels of accepted safety standards. Substandard care and medical malpractice have caused thousands of serious injuries, wreaking devastation upon victims and their families.
With regard to surgical procedures, many patients have suffered due to wrong-site surgeries. Others have been afflicted by severe infections when foreign objects were mistakenly left inside their bodies after surgery. In addition to these types of dangerous medical errors, incorrect diagnoses and medication mistakes are other leading causal factors in many malpractice situations.
It is understandable that a person who entrusted his or her care to a medical professional may feel helpless and frustrated when the care provided results in a worsened condition. Several options are typically available to those harmed by a doctor or other medical staff member's negligence. In fact, many victims of substandard medical care have been able to obtain full monetary recovery for their losses by filing personal injury claims in civil court.
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, provides dedicated service to medical malpractice clients in New York and surrounding Pennsylvania regions. For your convenience, a free consultation is offered, and arrangements for contingent-based services may be available so that you pay no fees until you recover damages. An experienced team of attorneys who has successfully obtained millions in settlements and verdicts for others is prepared to assist you in seeking full legal accountability against any and all parties deemed negligent.