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Medical Malpractice

When you or a loved one has been severely injured by an avoidable mistake by a doctor or other medical professional, you should rely on our skill and experience to recover the compensation you deserve.

A recent article published by US News and World Reports declared that medical errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States ( The study revealed that nearly 250,000 people in the United States die each year as a result of medical errors. That death toll equates to roughly 10 percent of the total deaths in United States annually.

In 2014, the Journal of Patient Safety estimated that over 440,000 Americans die each year from preventable medical errors. Sadly, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) claims that medical negligence is the third leading cause of death in the U.S.—right behind heart disease and cancer.

Medical Malpractice Attorney in Syracuse NY

Medical malpractice occurs in many different forms, and can result in injuries that are significant and oftentimes catastrophic. Our lawyers have extensive experience representing clients affected by a wide range of medical malpractice including:

When you or a loved one has been severely injured as a result of medical malpractice in New York, expenses can quickly mount. If a lifetime of care is required, families can become overwhelmed both emotionally and financially. Although healthcare programs often remain in place for victims, they usually provide only very basic care. The costs of more “advanced” care tend to fall on the victim or his or her family. For this reason, every person who has been injured as a result of medical malpractice deserves compensation from those who are responsible. We will work to identify all of the parties at fault and pursue the appropriate legal action against each and every person or entity who caused the harm.

Malpractice actions are extremely complex. Nonetheless, we have a proven record of success in this area of the law. Visit our recent results page to see some examples of the results we’ve obtained for our clients.

The secret to our success is simple: (1) we work extremely hard to investigate every aspect of each case; and (2) we consult with some of the world’s best experts in each medical field. You will gain the benefit of our years of experience prosecuting these types of lawsuits, and the aggressive but honest approach we take with each and every case.

If you or a loved one has been injured, you may be entitled to compensation for damages including:

  • Lost income
  • Future lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Past & future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Physical and/or mental impairment
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of spousal services
  • Wrongful death

Imagine taking a loved one to a medical appointment for a simple procedure only to find they were given the incorrect dose of medication and died as a result. This is but an example of the very sorts of negligent medical care our clients bring to our attention each and every day. In many cases of malpractice, the patient lives, yet he or she must contend with lifelong health problems as a result of a medical error. This can happen anytime a person undergoes a medical procedure or is administered even the most routine tests. What makes this dynamic most disturbing is that the majority of these deaths and injuries are entirely preventable.

Most people assume that only doctors and hospitals can be held accountable for medical negligence. In fact, any health care provider — from the person wheeling the patient into the emergency room to the pharmacist filling a prescription — can be held liable for malpractice.

Working With a Malpractice Law Firm


Victims of medical malpractice need to feel confident that all parties responsible for their injuries are held accountable and that fair compensation has been received. We work diligently to identify those responsible individuals and entities and pursue compensation from all. We work to ensure that you’ll be compensated for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and more.

Some people have fallen victim to the drum beat of the insurance lobbyists, and believe there should be a cap on medical malpractice damages and judgments. However, it is safe to assume that these very same “tort reform” lobbyists have never themselves suffered from of this type of injury or had a family member injured or killed because of medical negligence. When a person is injured through no fault of their own while under the care of a trusted health care provider, the responsible party must be held accountable. We ensure they are. Contact us today to discuss your case, as we will evaluate all of the facts and tell you the best course of action for your particular situation.

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