Long Island Medical Malpractice Attorney
Millions of Americans suffer injuries and complications as the result of medical malpractice. It is now estimated that nearly every person will experience an episode of medical negligence at least once in their lifetime.
A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a health concern can lead to devastating injuries. These injuries could include infections, a spreading disease, physical or mental trauma, and many others. Although incorrect opinions are very common in today’s healthcare system, a slip of the scalpel can be deadly and thousands of men and women suffer adverse effects as the result of an operating error.
The Long Island medical malpractice attorneys at Cellino & Barnes are former surgeons, doctors and prosecutors who know the medical industry and the high standards physicians are required to adhere to. Our lawyers understand what it takes to get you and your family the best possible results from a medical malpractice claim.
If you or a loved one has been injured or has wrongfully died as the result of a doctor’s mistake, call an experienced attorney immediately. In New York State, there are strict deadlines when filing a medical malpractice claim. Call a lawyer today before the statute of limitations expires on your case. A Long Island medical malpractice attorney at Cellino & Barnes will thoroughly evaluate your case for free. Contact us online now or call 800-888-8888 for an immediate consultation.
Medical Malpractice By The Numbers
Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death in the United States today. Only heart disease and cancer claim more American lives. Unfortunately, the number of those affected by medical errors continues to rise. In total, medical malpractice results in roughly 225,000 deaths each year:
-12,000 due to unnecessary surgery
-80,000 after complications or infections following a surgery
-7,000 from medical errors
-20,000 attributed to ‘other’ errors
-106,000 result from adverse health effects of prescribed medications
The newest research shows that these statistics could be conservative and millions more suffer injuries as the result of health care errors.
In addition to operation and diagnosic errors, medical malpractice is often associated with child births. Your family could be owed significant compensation due to a doctor’s or obstetrician’s negligence:
-Failing to diagnose a contagious disease
-Failing to identify ectopic pregnancies
-Failing to diagnose a medical condition
-Failing to recognize birth defects
Last year, nearly $700 million were awarded to victims in New York State alone.
Contact a Long Island medical malpractice lawyer today. An attorney can ensure you and your family will receive the largest possible compensation for a medical malpractice claim. The lawyers at Cellino & Barnes can also schedule follow-up visits with trusted medical professionals and experts to get your recovery on track as quickly and as easily as possible.
However, there are strict deadlines that must be met in New York State when filing a claim for medical malpractice:
-Claims must be filed within 2 ½ years of the date of the mistreatment/misdiagnosis
When retaining an attorney at Cellino & Barnes, our lawyers don’t get paid unless you do. Contact a Long Island medical malpractice attorney online today or call 800-888-8888 for a free evaluation.