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NYC Medical Malpractice Compensation Guide

NYC Medical Malpractice Compensation Guide

Medical Malpractice cases often result from complications arising from a surgery or operations. Your medical malpractice injury can also occur due to wrong prescription offered by your New York medical authority or an individual practitioner.

Most of the medical professionals have insured themselves against such lawsuits. Therefore clients have to face the aggressive defense lawyers who will try their best to devoid you of your medical malpractice claim.

It is observed that several doctors supply forms which their patients must sign. These forms are used by medical practitioners to safeguard themselves and to limit a patient’s right to sue.

Medical authorities including hospitals (both private/government), nursing homes, and doctors have a duty to provide competent medical care to their patients. If your doctor fails to provide competent medical care, then he has no right to continue his inferior medical services which could jeopardize the well-being of patients.

When a doctor asks you to sign an agreement which states that patient won’t sue in case of some complications or injuries, the doctor has a license to commit medical malpractice. Further these agreements are used to file a lawsuit against the patient himself who was the victim of medical malpractice. Their only motive is to scare people from filing a legitimate injury claims.

If you feel that you have been a victim of Medical Malpractice then you should follow these simple guidelines

Step 1: You should immediately consult another doctor at a separate medical facility if you don’t feel right after your surgery (minor or major). Your doctor will examine you and will give you his opinion in case your previous doctor made a mistake in his diagnosis or made a serious medical error. You should obtain a medical documentation from the new doctor and keep in your records.

Step2: You can call the New York State Department of Health ( to inquire about your doctor’s legal history or to file a medical malpractice claim. If your doctor has several complaints already registered against him/her, then you must contact a medical malpractice lawyer to take legal action.

Step3 : You can do a research on the legal history of similar cases and then you should contact an attorney. Get an idea of how he’d proceed in your case. You can also ask questions about his experience in past malpractice suits.

Step4: Do not try to hide any details from your attorney. You must allow your lawyer’s medical expert to examine your medical records and to perceive the extent of your injuries and trauma. Your medical lawyer will help you win your case. Your medical malpractice attorney will be with you for every step of your medical case.

Step5: Most of the plaintiff’s lawyer work on contingency basis, where they get a percentage of compensation amount, if they succeed in winning your case. Until you receive compensation, your medical malpractice attorney will offer his/her services free of charge. Your lawyer will help you decide best compensation amount after perceiving your injuries and trauma. If you state an arbitrary figure as a compensation amount, then your chances of winning a case could be slim. It is best to consult your medical malpractice lawyer.