Rochester Medical Malpractice Attorney
A mistake in a doctor’s office or in the operating room can devastate your family. The resulting injuries could last a lifetime and in some cases, they can be fatal. That’s why there are laws to protect patients from medical negligence and allow families to recover just compensation for injuries and wrongful death.
Healthcare professionals are trusted to keep patients in the best possible health but when doctors fail to provide adequate care, they can be liable for adverse effects including but not limited to:
-Failure to diagnose an injury or illness
-Prescription drug errors
If you or a family member has suffered adverse health due to a doctor’s mistake, contact Cellino & Barnes today; as you may be able to file a claim for medical malpractice. Our Rochester medical malpractice lawyers are former prosecutors, surgeons, and doctors with years of experience handling medical laws. Our attorneys know doctors are held to high standards of practice and we believe when a doctor fails to meet that standard, patients deserve compensation.
Contact a Rochester medical malpractice lawyer today because there are strict deadlines that must be met in New York State. Our attorneys will provide your family with a comprehensive and free case evaluation.
Call a lawyer now by dialing (800) 888-8888 or contact us online to get us started on your case.
How Rare Is Medical Malpractice?
Nearly every American will be the victim of medical malpractice at least once in their lifetime, according to the Committee on Diagnostic Error in Medicine. The most common medical mistakes are diagnostic errors in which healthcare professionals misdiagnose or fail to diagnose an injury or illness in a timely manner.
-6 to 17% of all adverse events in hospitals are attributed to errors
-10% of patient deaths are linked to diagnostic errors
-5% of adults not admitted to hospitals will experience a diagnostic error
This adds up to millions of injuries resulting from medical malpractice each year, researchers say. Medical errors can be deadly as well. In fact, medical malpractice is one of the deadliest problems in America today; only cancer and heart disease kill more people each year.
-106,000 people die from adverse side effects of prescription drugs
-80,000 people are killed after complications or infections from surgery
-20,000 deaths can be attributed to ‘other’ errors
-12,000 people die after undergoing unnecessary surgery
-7,000 people are killed by medical errors
In total 225,000 people die each year because of medical mistakes.
Families who suffered a loss or patients who experienced adverse effects as the result of medical malpractice were awarded almost $700 million in New York State alone last year.
I’m A Victim: What Do I Do Now?
The Rochester medical malpractice attorneys at Cellino & Barnes have helped clients earn over $2 billion in settlements and verdicts. Our lawyers understand how devastating medical malpractice can be to you and your family – that’s why our attorneys will fight for your rights and do whatever it takes to get the best results possible.
It is important to speak with a qualified attorney today because your case may expire. Victims of medical malpractice have just 2 ½ years to file a claim in New York State but a Rochester medical malpractice lawyer will personally handle your case and make sure all deadlines are met.
To make sure our attorneys get you the best results possible, they don’t get paid unless they win your case. Contact us today for a free consultation or call one of our Rochester medical malpractice lawyers at (800) 888-8888.