New York Medical Malpractice Attorney
Seeking Justice for Victims of Medical Negligence & Misconduct
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to provide adequate treatment to patients, resulting in lasting or even permanent harm. At The Paris Law Group, PC, our experienced New York medical malpractice attorney has the skill and stamina to take on any doctor, hospital, or medical clinic on behalf of those injured as a result of medical malpractice.
If you believe that your injuries or the death of your loved one was the result of medical negligence, misconduct, or substandard treatment, get in touch with our team to learn how we can help. Founding partner Jason Paris has spent nearly 25 years trying cases on behalf of the seriously injured and has secured millions of dollars for his clients to date. He has what it takes to aggressively advocate for you and your recovery.
Call our team at The Paris Law Group, PC today at (888) 365-4940 or contact us online to request a free and confidential consultation. We also offer legal services in Spanish and Russian.
Identifying Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice cases are complex for a number of reasons, notably the issue or proving that malpractice even occurred. The law does not allow you to sue a doctor or hospital on the basis of a poor outcome. Instead, you must prove that the medical professional or entity failed to provide an acceptable level of care, one that you could reasonably have expected to receive from another qualified medical professional or facility. Proving this often requires expert testimony from medical professionals who can attest as to the standard of care and whether or not it was breached.
Some examples of this might include:
- A doctor who ignores a patient’s self-reported symptoms or dismisses these symptoms
- A hospital employee who fails to carry out diagnostic tests ordered by a doctor
- A laboratory mishandles a patient’s test, resulting in contamination and inaccurate results
- A pharmacist misreads a doctor’s prescription and provides a patient with the wrong medication
In order to prevail, your attorney must show that the conduct of the treating doctor, hospital, or medical clinic fell below the generally accepted medical standard of care. There must be a departure by the treating doctor, hospital, or medical clinic from the accepted custom or practice that consequently caused you harm.
You must also prove that you sustained damages as a result of the negligence or misconduct. Damages could include costs associated with additional medical treatment (including revision surgery), lost income or wages from time taken off work to receive treatment and/or heal, lost future earnings if your injuries or condition is disabling, and pain and suffering, among others.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases We Handle
At The Paris Law Group, PC, we offer our assistance with all types of medical malpractice cases, including but not limited to:
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Delayed diagnosis/misdiagnosis
- Failure to diagnose
- Emergency room errors
- Medication mistakes
- Surgery errors
- Wrongful death caused by medical negligence
Our experienced New York medical malpractice attorney often consults with experts in all fields of medicine to help prove the negligence of a treating doctor, hospital, or medical clinic. We only work with the industry’s leading experts to ensure our clients receive the highest level of representation and advocacy possible.
How Long Do I Have to File a Medical Malpractice Claim in New York?
In most cases, New York medical malpractice claims must be filed within 2.5 years of the date of the incident/injury. This is notable, as the patient may not realize he or she has sustained an injury as a result of medical malpractice until much later.
There are some exceptions to this statute of limitations. For example, in the event that an object is left behind after surgery, the patient must file a medical malpractice claim within one year of the date on which the object was found or reasonably should have been found, whichever is earlier. Additionally, minors have three years from the date on which they turn 18 to file a claim as long as the alleged act occurred within the 10 years prior.
In some cases, a medical malpractice claim may fall under what is known as the “discovery rule.” Under this rule, a patient who does not realize they did not receive adequate care but continues to experience intermittent pain or issues in the proceeding weeks, months, or years may still be able to file a claim more than 2.5 years after the initial date on which he or she received substandard care. This often comes up in cases involving misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. We can help you understand whether the discovery rule may apply to your case and can proceed to inform you of your various legal options.
Contact Us Now for a Free Consultation
Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York is a complex and difficult process. It is critical that you have an experienced and knowledgeable attorney on your side. Reach out to The Paris Law Group, PC as soon as possible to learn more about your rights, including your right to fair compensation.
We offer legal services in English, Spanish, and Russian, and there are no attorney’s fees unless we win your case.
Schedule your same-day appointment today at (888) 365-4940.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.