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Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the United States (after heart disease and cancer). Unlike heart disease and cancer, medical malpractice is completely preventable. Independent research estimates that up to 440,000 Americans die from preventable hospital errors annually.
In 2018, more than $4.4 billion dollars was paid to patients who were seriously injured or killed by preventable medical errors. 96.5% of that amount was paid as a result of settlements.
At Powers and Santola, our medical malpractice lawyers have decades of experience recovering top settlements and verdicts for victims of medical negligence. Five of our attorneys have been repeatedly recognized by their peers in The Best Lawyers in America© for their excellence as medical malpractice lawyers. Three have earned recognition as Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year.
We will evaluate your case for free. Contact our Upstate New York medical malpractice attorneys today at our offices in Albany, Syracuse, and Rochester by phone or through our online form.
What Are the Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case?
Medical malpractice is defined as the failure of a medical professional to exercise the care and skill provided generally by medical professionals under like conditions and similar circumstances.
To win a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must generally prove:
- One or more health care providers failed to act in accordance with accepted medical practices;
- 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. The process starts with our detailed interview with you. If it appears your case has merit, the next step is for a medical malpractice lawyer 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 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.
Then, we can tell you whether you have a claim.
Please note: We never charge a fee for determining whether your case has merit.
Medical Malpractice Claims We Handle
At Powers & Santola, we handle all types of medical malpractice cases, including:
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Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Each medical malpractice lawyer of Powers & Santola, LLP, accepts cases involving doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, radiologists, and other medical professionals. Our firm also handles medical malpractice cases occurring in hospitals, surgical centers, clinics, and doctors’ offices. We help clients with pharmaceutical malpractice cases, general medical malpractice, and abuse that occurred in nursing homes.
To discuss how we may assist you, contact us today by phone or online to schedule a free initial consultation. A medical malpractice lawyer is ready to help you.
Sources / More Information
- Becker’s Hospital Review
- New York Times
- Surgical Malpractice
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