Dedicated Representation For White Plains Medical Malpractice Victims
We all must place our own and our loved ones’ health in the hands of medical professionals from time to time. We do so knowing that all medical procedures have risks — but we also have a right to expect professional diligence and adherence to standards of care.
If you or a family member has been severely injured and you believe that medical negligence is the reason, our White Plains medical malpractice attorneys want to know about it at Meagher & Meagher, P.C..
Turn To A Firm With A Track Record Of Historic Results For Clients
In an era when many lawyers avoid the complexities and costs of medical malpractice litigation, our principal attorney Christopher B. Meagher has achieved widespread recognition for his trial work on behalf of our clients. He was inducted into the New York Law Journal’s Verdicts and Settlements Hall of Fame in 2014 in recognition of two of the largest medical malpractice verdicts ever awarded in New York.
We work with premier physicians and other medical professionals across the spectrum of medical specialties to qualify, build and present our cases in White Plains and throughout New York.
Many of our successes at trial have involved multiple defendants and taken place in notably conservative jurisdictions. Our medical malpractice lawyers are well-equipped to evaluate and pursue medical malpractice claims involving, for example:
- Infant brain injuries resulting in cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injuries, Erb’s palsy or other birth injuries due to negligence during labor and delivery
- Surgical errors with devastating or fatal consequences
- Medication errors resulting in serious damage or death
- Failed or missed diagnosis in regard to cancer, stroke or other conditions that demand prompt medical treatment
- Acts of malpractice in the dental field resulting in serious or permanent injury
Frequently Asked Questions We See About Medical Malpractice Issues
Experiencing substandard care or hospital negligence can leave you with many questions. Our firm can answer those questions and provide you with the insights you need to make informed decisions about your claim.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider falls short of a reasonable standard of care and their actions or neglect harm a patient. This can involve a wide variety of errors or omissions, including:
- Misdiagnosing or not diagnosing a patient’s condition
- Surgical errors, including unnecessary surgeries or surgery on the wrong body part
- Not ordering important tests when a patient’s symptoms merit those tests
- Not taking steps to prevent infections
- Prescribing or providing the wrong medication or medication dosage to a patient
- Failing to appropriately care for mother or child during pregnancy or birth, leading to birth injuries
These errors can occur at any stage of a patient’s treatment.
How do I know if I have a valid medical malpractice claim in New York?
A medical malpractice claim must involve a few key factors:
- The healthcare provider had a duty to care for you
- The healthcare provider failed to uphold that duty
- Their negligence or mistake led to your injuries
An experienced attorney can help you identify whether a medical malpractice claim is an option in your situation and pursue fair compensation for the harm you suffered.
Who can be held liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit?
When healthcare providers are negligent in their duties to patients, that negligence makes them liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit. This could include anyone who was responsible for caring for that patient, including doctors, surgeons, nurses and other hospital staff.
If I had signed a consent form before the incident, can I recover damages in a claim against my doctor?
Every medical procedure comes with risks, and a consent form is meant to inform patients of the challenges they can reasonably expect as a result of that procedure. However, accepting the risks of a medical procedure does not mean that you accept a healthcare provider’s negligence. As a result, you may still be able to make a claim and recover damages for hospital negligence.
What Is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice in New York?
Medical malpractice victims generally have two years and six months from the date of the medical error to pursue a claim. However, that time limit varies depending on the details of your claim. For example, if the injured person was under the age of 18 when the malpractice occurred, they usually have more time to file a lawsuit.
Because the statute of limitations for a malpractice claim can vary, you may want to discuss your situation with a lawyer with experience in these lawsuits.
Informed Case Evaluations Based On Experience. Focused, Trial-Proven Advocacy
Experience and reputation matter greatly when selecting a medical malpractice lawyer. Christopher Meagher, our principal trial lawyer, is known for taking complex, high-value matters through trial and achieving superior results.
We welcome client inquiries and referrals throughout Westchester County; the entire New York City metro area; Dutchess, Putnam, Orange and Rockland counties; and in Connecticut. To request a consultation, call 914-246-2958 (toll-free) or send us an email now.