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Albany Medical Malpractice in a Clinic Setting


New York Clinic / Medical Malpractice Attorneys

While we typically think of medical malpractice as something that occurs in the hospital, the truth is that much medical care takes place in a clinic setting, in skilled nursing facilities and at pharmacies. Medical negligence in these settings can be just as injurious, even deadly.

Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

The medical malpractice attorneys at Powers & Santola, LLP., handle a wide variety of medical negligence cases against individual care providers as well as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes). Our results speak for themselves: we have achieved millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for people who suffered serious injury and families who lost a loved one.

If you suspect that medical malpractice hurt you or a family member, please contact us to schedule a free consultation in our Albany, Rochester, or Syracuse office. You have a limited amount of time to bring a medical malpractice claim. Talk to an attorney today to ensure you do not miss your opportunity.

Family Physician/Primary Care Physician (PCP) Malpractice

  • Failure to refer a patient to a specialist for medical care beyond what the family physician is capable of providing
  • Failure to order appropriate tests to diagnose a patient, or failure to read or review test results when received
  • Failure to diagnose an illness such as cancer, diabetes, heart attack, stroke or other serious medical condition
  • Failure to advise a patient of the risks of medical treatment and failure to properly monitor a patient’s condition while the patient is on prescribed medication
  • Failure to follow accepted obstetrical practices when treating an expectant mother

Internal Medicine Malpractice

As with family practice, these medical malpractice claims include, among other things:

  • Failure to test for, diagnose or treat medical conditions
  • Failure to send the patient to a hospital on evidence of an emergency condition such as unstable angina or stroke
  • Failure to read x-ray or imaging reports demonstrating potentially life threatening conditions such as an abdominal aortic aneurysm, diverticulitis and developing abscesses

Midwifery/Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Malpractice

Patients are often examined, diagnosed and treated by members of a medical staff who are not licensed doctors. In such cases, a licensed doctor is required to supervise and review their work. Yet, supervising doctors have access only to the information the staff member has provided and the diagnosis they have made. A review of the medical record may occur only after the patient has been sent home. If there was a misdiagnosis, a delay in proper treatment may already have caused permanent injury.

Ophthalmology Malpractice

  • Failure to identify and treat retinal detachment
  • Failure to diagnose and treat glaucoma
  • Improperly performed laser procedures (including vision correction procedures) in a clinic setting

Dermatology Malpractice

  • Failure to diagnose skin cancer
  • Improper treatment of psoriasis and acne
  • Improper diagnosis and treatment of auto-immune disorders

Other Medical Malpractice

  • Gastroenterology (GI) malpractice: failure to test for or diagnose prostate cancer or colorectal cancer, appendicitis, esophageal stricture, gall stones; failure to follow up with a patient after an endoscopy, colonoscopy, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (“ERCP”) to detect and treat complications
  • Neurology malpractice: failure to diagnose herniated disc, improper treatment of seizure disorder, failure to treat risk of stroke
  • Radiology malpractice: misdiagnosis of cancer, failure to identify and treat complications from invasive procedures
  • Urology malpractice: improper treatment of renal calculi, misdiagnosis of renal disorders
  • Orthopedics malpractice: failure to timely diagnose compartment syndrome

See other types of medical malpractice that can occur in a hospital setting.

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Talk to an experienced upstate New York medical malpractice lawyer. Contact Powers & Santola, LLP., online or call us to schedule a free consultation in our Albany, Syracuse, or Rochester offices.