Surgery and medications are risky. Diagnosing an illness is complex. Childbirth can be complicated. Sometimes things go wrong medically even with the best of care. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that a bad outcome is not necessarily the basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
In a nutshell, to establish medical malpractice you must prove that: (1) one or more health care providers failed to act in accordance with accepted medical practices; (2) the patient suffered a significant and permanent injury (or death); and (3) the malpractice was a direct and substantial cause of the injury or death.
Determining whether your medical malpractice case has merit requires an extensive review of your medical history, which starts with our detailed interview with you. If it appears your case has merit, the next step is for our attorneys to obtain and review all relevant medical records. We also review relevant medical literature to determine the appropriate standard of care when the injury occurred. We then retain the best and most appropriate independent medical experts available to review your file and to provide us with an objective assessment of your case.
Only then can we tell you whether you have a case. Our office pays all of the fees for obtaining your medical records and all of the costs for retaining the medical experts necessary to review your file. We never charge a fee for determining whether your case has merit.
Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle
At Powers & Santola, LLP., we handle all types of medical malpractice cases, including:
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Contact Powers & Santola, LLP., online or call us toll-free at 518-465-5995 to schedule a free initial consultation at our Albany or Syracuse office. Talk to an experienced upstate New York medical malpractice lawyer today to assess your legal rights.