When you seek medical care, you put your trust in the providers helping you and the medical facilities in which your treatment takes place. However, when you are injured by negligent medical care providers, your life can be turned upside down in an instant.
A Syracuse medical malpractice lawyer at Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP can help. We represent victims of medical malpractice in northern and western New York, including Syracuse, Watertown, Rochester, and surrounding areas. If you have been injured by the negligence of a doctor, hospital or other health care provider, you may be entitled to seek compensation from those who harmed you.
A Record of Winning Results for Our Medical Malpractice Clients
Our attorneys have obtained for eight of our clients a verdict or settlement over $1 million, with a total of over $32 million won for our medical malpractice clients. While we cannot guarantee the same results in every case, our past experience shows a winning history. Learn more about our record of results.
Legal Expertise to Guide You Through a Difficult Time
Our experienced medical malpractice attorneys recognize that you already have been through a difficult ordeal and may need additional treatment. We will treat you with care and respect as we work to assert your legal rights.
If you or a loved one has been injured by the carelessness or negligence of a doctor, let one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys review your circumstances and discuss your legal options. If you have a claim, we’re ready to start work on your case immediately, protecting your rights under New York law.
Contact us today toll-free for a free consultation. We make house calls and can meet with you at your home or hospital in Syracuse and surrounding areas if you’re unable to travel. Let us start fighting for the compensation you deserve!
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases Our Attorneys Handle
Doctors, dentists and other health care providers are required to follow the recognized standard of care established by the medical community when providing medical treatment. When a patient suffers a serious injury because a health care provider failed to follow the standard of care, as a result of inattention, miscommunication or negligence, that represents medical malpractice.
Some of the common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Failure to order proper diagnostic tests;
- Failure to diagnose cancer;
- Failure to diagnose an underlying condition;
- Error in reading test results;
- Misreading or misinterpreting lab results;
- Emergency room error;
- Medication error;
- Anesthesia error;
- Surgical error;
- Medical tools or foreign objects left inside patient’s body;
- Mis-communication among the medical staff;
- Birth injury;
- Birth defects caused by failure to monitor mother and baby during labor and delivery.
When a Highly Qualified Syracuse Medical Malpractice Lawyer Matters
When you go to the doctor, you trust that the physician and his nurses and assistants have the training and skill to diagnose an illness and improve your health. Most doctors deliver quality care. But when health care providers violate that trust, and patients suffer preventable injuries and wrongful deaths, negligent medical providers must be held accountable. A 2009 study of patient safety in American hospitals identified misdiagnosis and overlooking of surgical patients’ symptoms as among the most frequent medical errors. Nearly 15,000 patients died as a result of misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis from 2005 through 2007, the study found.
Medical malpractice is a complex area of law. Negligence must be clearly established, and doctors and hospitals will fight hard to defend their reputations. The skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, have the experience and resources to investigate your medical malpractice claim and stand up for your legal rights. You may be eligible for damages including lost wages from missed work, medical expenses, pain and suffering and punitive damages. But New York law requires that medical malpractice lawsuits be brought within two and a half years. The filing deadline may be extended when foreign objects are discovered inside a patient more than two and a half years after surgery.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a medical procedure in Syracuse or New York State, and you suspect medical malpractice was involved, our experienced attorneys will review your case free of charge and advise you of your legal options.
Contact a Syracuse Medical Malpractice Attorney Today
At Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, our Syracuse medical malpractice lawyers have worked with many New Yorkers harmed by doctor malpractice, hospital negligence and other forms of medical malpractice. We will work hard to recover the maximum damages allowed by law while treating your case with the respect and attention you deserve. We see clients by appointment and we are available to meet with you in your home or hospital if you are unable to travel.
If you have been harmed by medical malpractice, act now to learn about your legal options. Call Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, toll-free or contact us via our online contact form for a FREE case review.
Last updated: Dec. 9, 2014