Victims of medical malpractice can turn to a Buffalo medical malpractice lawyer right here at Ramos & Ramos. We believe that careless medical professionals should be held accountable for their actions, and doing so is our goal. Contact Ramos & Ramos today to learn more about how we can help.
Buffalo Medical Malpractice Lawyer | Here to Help You
When someone goes to a doctor, the last thing they expect is for the doctor to make their life worse. Unfortunately, sometimes, doctors fail to provide patients with the standard of care they expect, which frequently results in injury. If you’ve been hurt because of an act of malpractice, you should speak with a Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyer here at our firm as soon as you can.
Examples of Malpractice & Negligence
Medical malpractice can come in many forms. Unfortunately, acts of malpractice can harm a person for years down the road. Just some examples of medical malpractice & negligence that we see are as follows:
- Leaving surgical instruments in a person’s body
- Diagnosis errors, such as failing to diagnose a patient, misdiagnosing a patient, or delayed diagnosis
- Injuries occurring at birth
- Anesthesia errors
- Delayed corrective surgery
- Wrong-site surgery
- Organ puncture during surgery
- Improper treatment of fractures or broken bones
Proving a Medical Malpractice Claim
A winning claim must check several boxes. First, you must prove that there was a doctor-patient relationship and that the physician, therefore, owed you a duty of care. You must then prove that the physician prescribed a line of treatment that an otherwise competent doctor would not have. Finally, you will have to prove that the physician’s act of negligence injured you and caused you to sustain damages as a result. Some of these damages can include mental anguish, pain and suffering, additional medical bills, lost wages from being unable to return to work, and more.
Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims in NYS
Here in New York State, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is different than that of standard personal injury claims. In New York, the statute of limitations for regular personal injury claims is three years, however, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is 2.5 years. This means victims of medical malpractice will have 2.5 years from the date the incident of malpractice occurred or from the end of continuous treatment by the party you’re suing.
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If you were hurt by a careless medical professional, you shouldn’t have to fight for the compensation you need on your own. Our legal team is dedicated to holding irresponsible physicians accountable for their actions, and we are prepared to fight for you as well. Contact Ramos & Ramos today to schedule your free initial consultation with our competent legal team.