Going to a doctor's office can be very stressful. Many people worry what their diagnoses will be, or they become afraid if they learn they need surgery for an adverse health condition. Anyone undergoing any type of medical treatment in New York or elsewhere must place his or her trust in health care providers, since there's no way to know what a particular outcome will be. If a doctor or other medical professional commits an act of omission or negligence while caring for a patient and injury results, that patient may seek justice for medical malpractice in a civil court.
What could be worse than winding up in a poorer health condition after treatment because of someone's negligence? In fact, some situations result in complete devastation to families whose loved ones do not survive their injuries. Others are forced to go through life with partial or full permanent disabilities.
Many incidents are later found to have been entirely preventable. This often causes recovering victims or families of deceased patients to feel frustrated and angry. Although most doctors adhere to the strict protocol and regulations that govern their actions, there is no reason a patient or family should be held financially responsible for the mistakes of those who don't.
At Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, in New York, we are committed to providing compassionate care and effective representation to all who have suffered injury due to medical malpractice in this state. Helping injured medical patients and their families seek justice is one of our highest priorities, which is why we only collect fees when our clients recover damages in court. If you believe your injury (or your immediate family member's) was caused by a medical worker's failure to follow an accepted standard of care and would like to discuss your situation, you may contact our office to request an appointment.