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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.

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n July of 2012 my wife, Jessica, was in a horrible car accident. The other driver ran through a stop sign hitting the driver side of my wife’s car, sending her vehicle head on into a telephone pole. The car was totaled, and Jessica suffered a variety of injuries that required a prolonged recovery period and derailed the progress that she was making in her personal and professional life. The physical and mental toll was significant, and I, as her husband, wanted to do everything in my power to make things right. It wasn’t until we employed Margie Soehl to represent us that I truly believed that we would get through this difficult time and that there may be a silver lining that would help to offset the destruction that this unfortunate accident had caused.

– Jessica & Jason