Medical Malpractice | Physician and Hospital Errors By Bill Groner on May 28, 2014

At Worby Groner Edelman, our experienced White Plains medical malpractice attorneys represent clients injured by doctors, hospitals, or other healthcare professionals.  Physician and hospital errors can lead to catastrophic outcomes, with lifelong effects.

Medical Malpractice

medical malpracticeMedical malpractice involving obstetrical care often can result in lifelong brain injury, with a victim that will require round the clock care for literally their entire lives.  It is important that you contact an attorney quickly; while the Statute of Limitations in a medical malpractice case is usually two years and six months, in some cases, such as a case against a municipal hospital, you will have as little as ninety days to make a claim.  While a Court order can permit a longer period of time depending upon the specific factual circumstances of your own case, satisfying a deadline in the first instance is always preferred.

At Worby Groner Edelman, we have retained experts in various medical fields in prior cases; we have the resources to obtain all necessary medical records, and to have your case properly reviewed prior to making a decision as to whether we will accept a case for representation.  Not every negative result is necessarily the result of medical malpractice.  It is important to you as a potential client to be informed as to whether your own case is – or is not – a result of a physician or hospital error.

Wrongful Death

Medical malpractice can also result in death.  In a wrongful death case, we will arrange for the appointment of an estate representative, and will handle all post settlement work to secure Court approval to settle the matter.  You should be aware that a case involving wrongful death has a shorter Statute of Limitations – two years from the date of death.  Cases involving infants (any child under the age of 18) require Court approval to settle.  We also handle all aspects of the Infant’s Compromise Proceeding.

Surgical Error or Failure to Diagnose

Other types of medical malpractice cases involve surgical error, or a failure to diagnose cancer.  In a failure to diagnose case, proof that the correct diagnosis would have changed the outcome is required.  Since it is often difficult for a layperson to be sure whether their own particular injury is the result of physician or hospital error, you should consult an attorney to be sure.

Medical malpractice cases are fiercely defended by doctors’ and hospitals’ insurance companies, and by the attorneys retained to represent them.  Even cases that ultimately settle are vigorously litigated.  The physicians and hospitals have excellent representation on their side, so it is critical that you have the same caliber of representation.  The medical malpractice attorneys at Worby Groner Edelman LLP have many years of experience.  We’ll process your case in a prompt manner, prepare the case for trial, and if it becomes necessary, take your case to trial.  We’ll be with you every step of the way.

If you or a loved one have already been injured, let us answer your questions, and handle the details.  Call the White Plains medical malpractice attorneys at Worby Groner Edelman us for a free consultation.  We will evaluate your case free of charge; there is never a fee unless we are successful.

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