Welcome to the New York Medical Malpractice Law Firm of Leandros A. Vrionedes, P.C. We have offices in New York City, and serve clients in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau, and Westchester. For over fifteen years, our lawyers have provided legal representation and advice to individuals and their families in New York involved in medical malpractice cases, including surgical errors or surgical mistakes, and prescription drug malpractice and the distribution of the wrong medication. This is a firm dedicated to providing the finest legal representation to the injured public throughout New York.
We provide expert and individualized service for your specific medical malpractice law needs. The cornerstone of our success is the quality relationship, which we maintain with our clients and/or their families. Our New York Law Firm focuses on intelligent legal representation and pledge to listen to and communicate with clients. As New York Lawyers, we treat our Clients with integrity and respect for their needs, goals and objectives.
A Harvard Medical School study discovered that nearly 5% of all hospital patients were injured as of a result of medical malpractice. You may sustain serious injuries if a doctor or health care provider does not providedequate care and fails to follow accepted standards of medical procedure. People are reluctant to take legal action against their physician, but if the patient is seriously harmed or killed it may be necessary to hire a lawyer to recover for their loss.
Medical malpractice cases can also involve birth injuries, foreign objects left behind during surgery, failure to diagnose a condition and the misdiagnosis of a condition. Birth injuries are very often due to medical malpractice in the delivery process. Cerebral Palsy can be caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain during birth. Injuries to a birth mother and infant can result from a obstetrican’s negligence. Foreign objects can include surgical instruments and sponges.
The time to file a medical malpractice claim is shorter than that of an accident claim as the result of negligence. In New York, the time to file a malpractice claim is two and a half years from the malpractice. Contact our office for shorter time periods for malpractice committed by city or municipal hospitals.
While doctors are often revered for their medical knowledge and skill, some doctors’ mistakes have dire consequences. In fact, tens of thousands of people die every year as a result of medical malpractice in New York. The most common types of malpractice include:
- Surgical Errors or Surgical mistakes include: performing surgery on the wrong body part, using unsanitary surgical utensils, puncturing an organ, postoperative infections or delaying surgery. Common surgeries in which surgical or hospital error is common include gastric bypass and plastic surgery.
- Prescription Drug Malpractice or distribution of the wrong medication. In 2002, medical professionals gave the wrong medication to over 100,000 people, which resulted in over 7,000 deaths. Drug negligence can include receiving the wrong medication or the wrong dosage. This is particularly threatening since various drugs can adversely affect persons with allergies to certain drugs, some drugs cannot be combined, and some drugs can worsen previous health problems.
Medical malpractice is by no means limited to the treating physician; it can also include the hospital, pharmacy, nursing staff, as well as other people you had contact with. Medical negligence results in two types of damages. Actual damages cover future treatments that will be needed to correct negligent action, wage losses, future wage losses, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages result from proving that the physician was reckless or that the negligence was willful.