Holding Doctors And Hospitals Responsible After Acts Of Medical Malpractice
While the United States has some of the best hospitals and best doctors in the world, we all recognize that our system is far from perfect. Some patients experience bad outcomes. In some cases, these bad outcomes are preventable. In fact, according to a recent Johns Hopkins study published in 2016, medical errors are the third-most common cause of death in the United States, killing more than 250,000 people each year.
Common forms of medical malpractice include:
- Surgical errors
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose
- Prescription drug errors
- Birth errors
In each of these areas, the law establishes a standard of care. Treatment that falls below this standard of care is medical malpractice. If you have been injured, or if someone you love has been injured or killed by a medical professional, you need an experienced advocate on your side who is committed to you and your case.
At the Law Offices of G. Oliver Koppell & Associates, our New York medical malpractice attorneys have extensive experience representing people harmed by medical malpractice. Our practice includes wrongful death claims on behalf of individuals who have died due to medical negligence. We believe strongly that bad doctors should be held accountable for their actions.
A Team With The Resources, Experience And Knowledge You Need
Medical malpractice is a complicated area of law. Even before you begin a medical malpractice lawsuit, New York law requires that you obtain an expert opinion stating that your treatment did not meet the standard of care. Furthermore, doctors, hospitals and their insurance companies will fight tooth and nail to deny responsibility.
Your choice of medical malpractice attorney is therefore critical. We are vigorous, skilled litigators who will pursue meritorious medical malpractice claims from initial discovery through depositions and trial. In addition, our firm has strong relationships with a network of experts that allow us to move forward efficiently with meritorious medical malpractice claims. We have a strong track record of achieving pretrial settlements that give our clients the financial resources to move forward with their lives.