Medical Malpractice Lawyers, Medical Negligence Lawsuits
If you or a loved one has been victimized by medical malpractice or medical negligence, Parker Waichman LLP urges you to contact one of our medical malpractice attorneys by completing the form at right or call us at 1-800-LAW-INFO(1-800-529-4636) immediately. Our compassionate and committed medical malpractice lawyers are dedicated to helping the victims of medical malpractice get their lives back on track.
Medical malpractice injures thousands of people every year. Medical malpractice is the failure of a medical professional or facility to meet the standard of good medical practice in the areas in which the medical professional or medical facility specializes. A medical professional may be a doctor, a nurse, a medical technician, or other health care provider. A medical facility may be a hospital, nursing home, medical testing facility or clinic. If good medical standards are not met, harm may result to a patient and the medical professional or facility my be liable for any resulting damages and injuries that may cause lifelong medical bills, loss of income or death.
According to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), over 225,000 people die yearly due to medical malpractice, with nearly half of the deaths occurring in hospital emergency rooms. Medical malpractice has become the third leading cause of deaths in the United States. Additionally, a Harvard Medical School study found that over 5% of all hospital patients were injured as a result of medical malpractice.
How Large Is The Problem of Medical Malpractice?
In 1990, according to a Harvard Medical Practice study, approximately 80,000 people die due to medical malpractice making it a much greater problem than most people realize. This figure is based on the extensive study “Patients, Doctors and Lawyers: Medical Injury, Malpractice Litigation, and Patient Compensation in New York,”. While these medical malpractice statistics are alarming, it is even more disturbing that these statistics do not even include medical malpractice deaths that have occurred in clinics, private doctors offices, or other treatment facilities.
Are Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Common?
While medical malpractice numbers are staggering only a few claims are filed. The Harvard Medical Practice Study found that only one in eight patients that suffers due to medical malpractice ever files a lawsuit and concluded that medical malpractice is not accessible enough for medical malpractice victims, including birth injury and other cases of negligence. A New England Journal of Medicine article analyzed malpractice data from 1991 through 2005 and found that each year during the study, 7.4% of all physicians had a malpractice claim and only 1.6% had a claim that led to a payment. Having been successful at representing and obtaining compensation for medical malpractice victims, Parker Waichman LLP urges you to contact us by completing the form at the right or call us at 1-800-LAW-INFO (1-800-529-4636) if you feel that you or a loved have been injured by medical error or negligence.
Medical Malpractice Victims - Legal Help
If you are seeking a medical malpractice lawyer, Parker Waichman LLP has successfully represented medical malpractice victims that have been injured due to medical errors or negligence including dental malpractice, nursing home and hospital negligence. The attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP have represented clients in medical malpractice cases across the State of New York, including the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Westchester. Parker Waichman LLP has offices in Nassau and Suffolk County. Parker Waichman LLP also represents victims of medical negligence in New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Maryland and Florida.
The links below are a few of the medical malpractice claims Parker Waichman LLP has represented for our clients. Please visit the links for more information regarding the medical negligence claims and feel free to contact us if you feel that you or a loved one have been harmed by a physician or other medical professional due to medical malpractice or negligence.