Manhattan Medical Malpractice Attorney
Did you know that medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of injury? New research recently concluded that almost every American will be the victim of medical malpractice at least once in their life. Although there are many different medical errors, most are the result of a misdiagnosis, which can lead to severe complications and sometimes death.
Medical malpractice is a form of negligence and when a health professional such as a doctor or surgeon makes a mistake in the diagnosis, prescription or operation of a patient, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
At Cellino & Barnes, our Manhattan medical malpractice attorneys know your rights and understand how devastating a medical error can be for you and your family. As former doctors, surgeons and prosecutors, our attorneys have a unique understanding of today’s health care system and we are proud to help clients get the best results possible from their claims.
If you or someone you love has been hurt because of a doctor’s mistake, it is important to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible before the statute of limitations expires on your case. Call Cellino & Barnes today for a free consultation by dialing 800-888-8888 or contact us online.
Heart disease and cancer are some of the top causes of death in the United States. What’s the third leading cause of death? Medical malpractice. Each year, more than 225,000 people die after a misdiagnosis or mistreatment in U.S. hospitals:
-106,000 due to negative effects from drugs
-7,000 associated with medication errors
-12,000 linked to unnecessary surgery
-20,000 attributed to ‘other’ medical errors
-80,000 caused by complications and infections after an operation
What’s worse is that this is a conservative estimate. A number of childbirth injuries can occur as the result of medical malpractice and there are even more patients who suffer life-changing injuries and complications as the result of a medical error.
A doctor’s or obstetrician’s negligence can occur long before childbirth as well and could include the following:
-Failure to identify birth defects
-Failure to diagnose a contagious disease
-Failure to identify ectopic pregnancies
-Failure to diagnose a medical condition
In total, more than $3.5 billion were awarded to victims of medical malpractice last year. In New York State, victims were awarded over $680 million, the most in the nation.
Why Call Cellino & Barnes?
Contacting a Manhattan medical malpractice attorney should be the first step because there are strict deadlines in New York that must be met when filing a case.
-Claims must be filed within 2 ½ years of the incident date
When you contact Cellino & Barnes, you can be confident that our Manhattan medical malpractice lawyers will thoroughly review your case and meet all the necessary legal deadlines. Our lawyers can also connect your family with trusted medical professionals and experts to make your recovery as easy as possible.
At Cellino & Barnes, we give our attorneys the resources they need to help you get the best possible results and our lawyers don’t get paid unless you do.
Contact a Manhattan medical malpractice attorney online today or call 800-888-8888 for a free case evaluation.