General Negligence Attorneys In New York
Personal injury cases are legal disputes involving general negligence in which one individual who alleges injuries due to an accident or neglect and another individual or entity potentially responsible for the injury. In New York, a personal injury case is handled in civil court. General negligence cases involve medical malpractice; nursing home abuse; wrongful death; traumatic brain injuries; or fire and burn injuries, including gas explosions and fires in high buildings.
The attorneys at Parker Waichman have a long history of successfully litigating general negligence cases in New York and recovering fair compensation for their clients. If you or someone you know has been injured or died in a general negligence accident, the attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP, may be able to help you file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your expenses, damages, and injuries. The firm continues to offer free legal consultations to individuals with questions about filing a general negligence lawsuit.
New York medical malpractice lawsuits may be brought against a physician; hospital; or, in some cases, a government agency that operates a hospital or provides medical care that has allegedly involved improper medication doses, negligent care, or delays in sanitation or equipment maintenance that may be associated with injuries or infection. In a New York medical malpractice case, the allegedly injured individual must have been under the care of a physician. During the physician’s advising, diagnosing, or treating of the patient, the physician neglected to act as a doctor in that specialty is meant to act and the patient was injured, became ill, or a condition or injury became worse.
The New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Parker Waichman have successfully litigated medical malpractice cases in New York. If you or someone you know was injured or died due to medical malpractice, the attorneys at Parker Waichman LLP continue to offer free legal consultations.
Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse is among the most humiliating and cruel of abuses against vulnerable seniors. Unfortunately, New York families and loved ones who have made the intimately difficult decision to place a family member in a New York nursing home facility likely do so believing that their senior relatives will receive ethical, respectful, and appropriate care.
Sadly, nursing home residents often suffer and various types of abuse and neglect that lead to physical and emotional pain, humiliation, and death. Worse, many New York nursing homes are owned and operated by entities or individuals motivated by profits over the proper care of their residents. If you are concerned that a loved one has been, or is being victimized, at a New York nursing home facility, The New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Parker Waichman will help determine your legal rights.
Wrongful death is another type of general negligence case and involves an individual dying due to another person or entity’s wrongful actions. In New York State, the personal representative of a deceased person appointed by Surrogate’s Court is able to bring a wrongful death action. The defendant must be found to have acted negligently and the negligence caused the allegedly wrongful death, that there is a surviving spouse, child/children, or other beneficiaries or dependents, and that the survivor(s) have suffered financial damage. Parker Waichman has many experienced New York Wrongful Death Lawyers.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) may occur as individual injuries or with other injuries, usually following a bump or blow to the head or a penetrating head injury. TBIs may be mild to severe and may involve minor changes in consciousness or mental status to long stretches of unconsciousness or amnesia. TBIs are often accidental in nature, but may be the result of someone else’s actions and may lead to significant and expensive injuries; even death. In New York, when a TBI occurs due to another person or persons or an entity’s alleged negligence, a personal injury lawsuit may be filed. Our New York Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers know how to deal with these and have significant experience handling Brain Injury Accidents cases.
A number of birth injuries have taken place in New York due to medical errors. Birth trauma may occur due to a medical mistake that causes life-long consequences for the mother and baby when the obstetrician does not handle the baby correctly during birth. This may cause Erb’s Palsy, a type of obstetric brachial plexus disorder occurring when the nerves in the baby’s upper arm become damaged, causing shoulder dystocia during a difficult birth. Should the obstetrician neglect to diagnose that an expectant mother must give birth by cesarean section and the mother seriously bleeds during birth, she may suffer a stroke and the baby may suffer brain injury. Patients in New York who have suffered a birth injury caused by a medial error may may contact a New York Birth Injury Lawyers from Parker Waichman and file a medical malpractice claim against those responsible for the injury.
A serious burn injury leads to severe pain when the burn occurs and, often, for some time after. Burns often require long recovery times and may cause disfiguring and permanent scars. In New York, when someone suffers a burn injury due to another person’s negligence, the people, person, or entity responsible for the injury are usually held responsible.
First-degree burns are superficial and usually treated at home. Second-degree burns penetrate deeper and may cause fluid-filled blisters, ongoing pain, and scarring, while third-degree burns penetrate skin tissue, leading to scarring, skin appearing waxy or papery, and permanent nerve damage and numbness. Fourth-degree burns go through the skin, damaging the tissue below. Skin may be charred or gone, which causes severe pain; however, in severe cases of nerve damage, there may be no pain. Third and fourth degree burns may require skin grafts, surgery, and physical restriction and therapy. In New York, when a burn injury is caused by another person’s negligence, the injured party may be able to receive compensation. Parker Waichman has many New York Fire And Burn Injury Lawyers that is familiar with all of the regulations and rules involved with Burn Injuries in New York.
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