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Elmira Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Elmira Medical Malpractice LawyersNew York doctors and other health care professionals must make life or death decisions on a daily basis – and most take the utmost caution when providing medical treatment. However, when NY patients are not provided with the expected standard of care, serious injuries and even death can result. Many studies show that almost 100,000 Americans die each year from medical errors, also known as medical malpractice.

Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP have represented many clients injured by medical malpractice in Elmira and throughout western New York. We know that when your trust in medical providers has been breached, causing serious injuries with long lasting repercussions, you deserve justice. If you or a loved one has suffered because of medical malpractice in the Elmira area, call us or contact us via our online contact form for a free case review.

Medical Malpractice Defined

Medical malpractice is legally defined as the failure of a health care professional to provide the “expected” standard of care – ordinary care that is consistent with what the majority of other providers would undertake in similar circumstances. When New York doctors, nurses, or other medical providers fail to communicate with each other, fail to order important tests or simply fail to check the patient, serious problems can occur. Some of the most common incidents that result in medical malpractice claims include:

Compensation in medical malpractice cases can range from economic damages representing your lost income to non-economic damages such as pain and suffering.

When You Can Bring a Medical Malpractice Claim

New York law requires that medical malpractice claims be brought within two and a half years of the event (exceptions exist for cases involving children or foreign objects left in the body), so if you believe you have been a victim of malpractice, you should act quickly to protect your right to seek damages. Medical malpractice claims often involve expert testimony from qualified medical authorities and require extensive research and preparation. Doctors and hospitals pay high premiums for malpractice insurance, and their insurers may be reluctant to pay claims without a fight.

Contact Our Elmira, NY Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, our accident and injury lawyers have represented many victims of medical malpractice across the state. Experience counts – our successful track record can help ensure that your case is treated with respect and that you receive the maximum damages allowable by law.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of medical malpractice, call our Elmira, NY injury attorneys or contact us via our online contact form for a FREE case review.

Last Updated Nov. 10, 2014

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