Medical Malpractice and Negligence Lawyers – Westchester County, White Plains, New York
Doctors and medical practitioners are among the most trusted members of our society, as we rely on them to care for our health and that of our loved ones. Sadly, negligence on the part of these caretakers and the managers of the facilities where they practice results in numerous wrongful deaths and medical injuries each year, many of which could be avoided. At Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP, we fight to protect the safety and well-being of our clients and their family members who have been harmed by medical malpractice. Our negligence attorneys serving White Plains, Westchester County, and all of New York bring years of experience to the courtroom to help ensure that each person gets the protection and compensation he or she needs.
Medical Malpractice Legal Considerations
Medical malpractice is not always immediately evident – in fact, failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, and other types of medical negligence often are not noticeable until some time after the patient receives improper care. Consulting our medical malpractice / negligence attorneys serving White Plains, Westchester County, and all of New York can help determine whether you or someone you love may have grounds to file suit. In order to prove liability in a medical malpractice / negligence case, attorneys must consider the following:
- A hospital, doctor, or medical care provider must have accepted the patient, agreeing to provide treatment.
- This healthcare practitioner or facility must have broken that agreement by failing to provide proper care according to accepted industry standards.
- This failure must have caused the patient to be injured or harmed.
- There must be damages (economic or non-economic) sustained by the patient.
To learn more about what qualifies as medical malpractice or negligence, contact the attorneys at Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP. An experienced member of our legal team will assess the details of your case and help you obtain a fair settlement.
Damages in a Medical Malpractice Suit
The most important aspect of a medical malpractice or negligence lawsuit is evidence of damages sustained by the patient. These damages can be physical, as is the case with an illness, the loss of a limb or organ, or amplified pain. Emotional damages such as general distress, psychological issues, or decreased enjoyment of life, if accompanied by a physical injury, also are legitimate reasons to file suit for medical malpractice. Finally, economic damages such as lost wages, medical expenses, the cost of professional assistance or life care, and estimated future losses contribute to the amount of compensation a person can expect to receive in a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Contact our Medical Malpractice Attorneys to Learn More
If you or someone you love is suffering as a result of inadequate medical care, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the doctor or medical facility responsible for your poor treatment. Contact the lawyers at Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP to schedule a consultation. Our medical malpractice / negligence attorneys serving White Plains, Westchester County, and all of New York have earned a reputation for providing caring, professional legal counsel that achieves results.