Medical Malpractice Lawyers on Long Island Protecting Victims of Medical Errors
Attorneys providing comprehensive support in Suffolk and Nassau Counties for claims involving surgical errors, dental errors, defective medical devices and other types of medical negligence
Most individuals trust medical practitioners to provide the care needed to keep them healthy. And while no guarantees exist that doctors or dentists — or others responsible for treatment — can heal every possible condition, you have the right to expect them to provide a standard of care equivalent to that offered by other medical professionals within the local community.
When you sustain injury or illness because medical practitioners fail to adhere to this standard, consult with a Long Island medical malpractice lawyer from the law firm of Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP. Your free consultation will include discussion of all legal options for pursuing compensation for medical treatment and other expenses caused by your injury or illness.
Types of medical errors
The first type of medical negligence most people think of is surgical error. A new malpractice study conducted by patient safety researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine estimates that surgical never events occur at least 4,000 times per year. These include leaving objects in a body after surgery, performing the wrong procedure and operating on the wrong body part. But surgical error is only one of the many types of medical negligence. Every malpractice lawyer at our Long Island firm is experienced with cases involving:
- Medication errors made by prescribing physicians, pharmacies and staff members responsible for in-patient care
- Inadequate sterility caused by the failure of medical professionals to wash their hands or maintain sterile instruments or premises in hospitals and medical or dental offices, resulting in patient infections and illnesses
- Diagnostic errors, including incorrect diagnoses or the failure to diagnose, which can lead to failed or delayed treatment
- Faulty medical devices that may fail to perform their required functions or cause injuries to patients
These errors and nursing home negligence are just some of the possible types of medical negligence. If you or a loved one suffers injuries or illness as a result of medical negligence, a malpractice attorney at our Long Island firm can help identify the legal options available to you.
Contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer on Long Island for a free consultation
At the law firm of Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP, we use a network of medical and investigative resources to develop effective legal cases for our clients. We operate on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney fees unless we help you secure compensation for your claim. To discuss your legal issues and to learn how we can help you, contact us online or call us at 631-360-0400.