Medical Malpractice

Did you know that medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of injury in New York State? Additional findings have concluded that nearly every American will be the victim of medical malpractice at least once in their lifetime. While we believe the majority of doctors and nurse practitioners operate in the best interest of the health of their patients, there are many events that occur within the walls of a hospital that are out of their control, events that may entitle you to significant compensation.

While heart disease and cancer are some of the top causes of death in the United States, coming in at a close third leading cause of death is medical malpractice. Every year, over 400,000 people die after a misdiagnosis or mistreatment in US hospitals.

The medical malpractice attorneys at Leonard & Cummings, LLP feel you shouldn’t need to suffer as a result of the careless mistake of a medical professional.    Our attorneys will utilize our years of experience in medical malpractice litigation to pursue justice for you or your loved one. 

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases can be extremely complicated as there are many people involved in the chain of healthcare services.  Drug companies, nurses, doctors, hospital staff – dissecting a medical malpractice is often a time consuming and involved process.  There are even cases where a mishap in a hospital may not actual be a case of medical malpractice.  It is imperative that you first speak with a medical malpractice lawyer at Leonard & Cummings, LLP to find out if you have a valid claim.

The most common forms of medical malpractice are as follows:

  • Misdiagnosis
  • Birth Injuries
  • Prescription Errors
  • Nursing Home Neglect
  • Failure to Diagnose
  • Cosmetic Surgery Malpractice
  • Surgical Mistakes

While not a complete list, this does provide insight into how diverse and complex a medical malpractice case can be.  Our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help you navigate your case and aggressively pursue results that can help you on your road to recovery.

How we help with Your Medical Malpractice Case

The more time that goes by, the more difficult it may be to argue your medical malpractice case in the court of law.  By approaching us early after your incident, you’re allowing us to take the following important steps in pursuing your case:

  • Thoroughly and expertly evaluate the validity of your case
  • Investigate those involved to determine fault
  • Work with medical experts to provide testimony as to whether mistakes were made
  • Work with insurance companies on your behalf
  • Formulate a compelling court case to fight in the court room on your behalf

Call Leonard & Cummings, LLP Today

If you feel you have incurred pain and suffering at the hands of a medical professional and want to speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer about how to proceed, call our firm at (607) 772-9262 for a free consultation or fill out our online case review form today.

1. Journal of Patient Safety
A New, Evidence-based Estimate of Patient Harms Associated with Hospital Care
James, John T. PhD
September 2013