When a person undergoes surgery or receives some other type of medical treatment at a New York hospital or doctor's office, it's assumed those providing the care will act in accordance with the highest levels of accepted safety standards. While there's always a certain amount of risk inherent in any medical procedure, a patient has the right to reasonably expect safe and adequate care. Substandard care may result in severe injury or illness to patients, which often leads to medical malpractice lawsuits.
No one wants to come home in worse condition than they were in when they went to a hospital for treatment. Sadly, however, this happens all the time. Surgeons sometimes make mistakes, including operating on the wrong body part or mistakenly leaving foreign objects inside the bodies of their patients.
The consequences of such negligence can be devastating to patients. In such situations, injured patients may seek monetary judgments against any and all parties deemed liable for their injuries. The burden of proof lies with the plaintiff in such cases; therefore, anyone planning to file a medical malpractice claim may first want to consult with an experienced malpractice attorney.
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP has obtained many successful settlements and verdicts for medical malpractice clients throughout New York and surrounding regions. We often provide contingent-based services, meaning our clients pay no fees unless and until we obtain monetary recovery for their losses. If you or your loved one has been injured by a doctor, nurse or other medical professional who did not follow the proper standard of care, we are prepared to aggressively litigate the issue on your behalf in order to seek maximum compensation for damages.