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Practice areas handled by Neil Kalra
Motor Vehicle Collisions: what to do
Burn Injuries
Construction Injuries
Fall Down Injuries: what to do if you have an accident

Nursing Home Abuse and Injuries: what to look for
Birth Related Injuries
Lead Paint Poisoning
HMO Liability

 
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Medical Malpractice Law

Medical malpractices are the result of negligence on the part of a doctor, hospital, or other health personnel, governed by special rules. Medical malpractice can be extremely dangerous or even fatal. For many of you, you may even not be aware you have suffered any sort of injury until long after it actually occurred. Some medical malpractice cases involve brain damage, birth injuries, drug intake, failure to diagnose cancer, wrongful deaths, and improper medical device use.

If you have been injured, one of the first steps to take in deciding whether to initiate a lawsuit or not is to determine whether you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. One concern you may have is whether or not a bad outcome you had from medical treatment has been reported by others before and attributed to lack of care. You should investigate your situation as soon as you suspect something is wrong, even if you are unsure as to what it is. Checking with your physician or any health personnel may be helpful. You could also visit websites that have data relating to the health problems or discomforts you might have.

A claim for medical malpractice may be brought by a patient against a doctor or health care provider whose treatment or care resulted in an injury, or if that care or treatment did not meet the standard of care of the average qualified physician practicing in that field. In order to succeed in a medical malpractice suit, you must establish malpractice through the testimony of a medical expert.

What You Must Prove In Medical Malpractice Cases

Generally, in medical malpractice cases, you must prove the following:

  • The doctor or hospital was responsible for providing you with medical care
  • You sustained an injury
  • The doctor or hospital caused the injury
  • The doctor or hospital failed to provide you with a level of care consistent with accepted medical standards

If a person dies due to the fault of another, a suit may be brought against the doctor or health care provider to collect damages. Damages can include pain, suffering, financial loss of beneficiaries and in some states, for the suffering of the bereaved.

DAMAGES

  1. General Damages: your pain and suffering, mental and physical, and your general disability.
  2. Special Damages: out-of-pocket losses, lost earnings, and treatment bills.
  3. Punitive Damages: extra money juries in some estates can add to the above damages to punish especially bad conduct.

Some common examples of situations that may involve medical negligence include:

  • Failure to diagnose, or properly diagnose an illness
  • Incorrect treatment of a diagnosed illness
  • Improper administration of drugs or anesthesia
  • Failure to order proper tests
  • Failure to consult a specialist
  • Failure to monitor a patient
  • Failure to stabilize a patient
  • Improper use of a medical device
  • Medical device(s) left inside a patient
  • Birth injury or birth trauma due to obstetrical physician, nursing, or hospital negligence
  • Injury to mother or child during a VBAC (vaginal birth after C-section)
  • Failure of hospital staff to properly interpret doctors’ orders on patient charts, resulting in incorrect administration of medication or treatment
  • Surgical procedures that were improperly performed, or where surgical items were left inside the patient
  • Improper use of anesthesia

The Neil Kalra law offices in Forest Hills Queens concentrate in personal injury cases. Our practice areas include car and motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, abuse and injuries, lead paint poisoning, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, HMO liability and other areas.

Contact the Law Offices of Medical Malpractice Lawyer Neil Kalra (in Forest Hills, Queens, New York) immediately if you feel you have been the victim of medical malpractice and require  a  lawyer. Call (718) 897-2211.

Remember, if you don’t know your rights, then you have no rights.

 
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