Most health care providers are highly trained, competent and provide high quality care to their patients. Unfortunately, some health care providers are less diligent or become distracted due to personal issues, health problems or other issues. When a provider makes a mistake that causes serious harm to a patient, it’s called medical malpractice. Victims of medical malpractice are entitled to collect compensation for their out-of-pocket medical expenses, past and future lost earnings, retraining expenses, rehabilitation services, pain, suffering and mental anguish. If you’ve had a bad result from a medical procedure, you should speak to an experienced Queens medical malpractice attorney about making a claim.
Who Can be Sued for Medical Malpractice?
When any type of medical provider strays from the acceptable standard of care, they can be sued for medical malpractice. This means that in addition to doctors, you can also make a claim against the following types of licensed health care providers:
- physical therapists
- nurse practitioners
- physician’s assistants
- occupational therapists
- social workers
For example, if a physical therapist uses a technique that is not used by physical therapists and it causes you harm, you can make a claim against these providers. Pharmacists are responsible for making sure that you receive the correct medication, know how to use it and that it’s not taken with another medication where that’s contraindicated. The best way to find out if you have a valid claim against a provider is to speak to a Queens medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible after you’re injured. Most Queens and Brooklyn personal injury attorneys offer free consultations and accept clients on a contingency fee, so you don’t have any upfront costs.
The Best Queens Medical Malpractice Attorney
When you’ve suffered due to a provider mistake, it’s important to choose the best Queens medical malpractice attorney to handle your case. Medical malpractice has many special rules, so it’s not something that run of the mill Queens and Brooklyn personal injury attorneys can handle effectively. Wittenstein & Wittenstein has been helping people injured by medical malpractice for over sixty years. Call 718-261-8114 for a free consultation.