Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. has served the Brooklyn and New York City area with quality legal services for many years. Our firm’s focus on personal injury allows us to offer Brooklyn and New York clients a personalized approach to personal injury claims. When a person trusts the care of a doctor or medical professional, they hope that the care they are offered meets or exceeds the medical standard of care. Sometimes, a doctor acts negligently. There are many factors that can constitute negligence in a medical malpractice case. It is imperative that you contact an attorney to assess your case and guide you through your options. Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. is ready to fight for your interests. Do not let a negligent medical professional impact your life. Contact our firm today for a free consultation.
After paying close attention to providing the best prenatal care, and enjoying a healthy pregnancy, parents expect the birth of a baby to provide cause for celebration and anticipation for a bright future. Hopefully, most families can achieve the happiness they deserve. But if you suspect medical negligence contributed to injuries to your child, a NY City birth injury attorney at the law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. can help you seek the compensation you and your child need—potentially for a lifetime.
Hospitals and surgeons are financially liable for injuries and deaths that occur as a result of their negligence. Due to staff shortages, turnover, and poor communication, nurses and hospital orderlies sometimes give the wrong medication to a patient, fail to maintain a sanitary environment, and occasionally mistake one patient for another. As a result, patients develop health complications or fail to receive the care needed to prevent their conditions from worsening. In the case of surgical errors, departures from standard treatment protocols on the part of surgeons can result in botched procedures, disfigurement, and complications during surgery.
No medical professional or facility can guarantee a successful outcome for every medical complaint, but all patients should expect their care and treatment to meet a certain standard of care, regardless of the end result. When the failure of hospitals to meet that standard of care results in injury or illness to patients, the injury victims may have the right to file a claim or lawsuit for hospital medical malpractice. If you need quality legal services to hold a hospital accountable for your condition, contact our law firm today.
In a 2003 analysis of 53 autopsy studies from 1966 to 2002, researchers identified diagnostic error rates ranging from 4.1 to 59.8 percent. In four percent of these cases, the patient could have lived with correct diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Patients can suffer or die when a physician misdiagnoses a condition, fails to render a diagnosis or arrives at a diagnosis too late to begin treating a condition during its early, more treatable stages. The Brooklyn misdiagnosis attorneys at Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. have an extensive track record of success helping injured patients and their loved ones pursue compensation for the costs of injury in NYC misdiagnosis cases.
In recent years, more and more drugs have been placed on the market that has caused serious injury and death. While the politics of FDA approval and lobbying efforts on the part of big pharmaceutical companies play a role in why dangerous drugs make it onto drug-store shelves, victims of dangerous drugs have little recourse but to seek damages in court. At the Brooklyn, New York law office of Weinstein, Chase, Messinger & Peters, P.C. our lawyers work with medical professionals, researchers, and drug experts in seeking damages against the makers of dangerous drugs.
Surgery is inherently risky. Even apparently simple, elective procedures are invasive and carry the risk of damage by surgical instruments, errors by surgeons and operating room personnel, and complications from the surgery itself. The wise patient takes these risks into account, deciding whether the chance that something may go wrong is worth taking. Of course, when surgery is a requirement—the only option available to correct a health or life-threatening condition—there is really no choice. But even then, the patient has the right to be informed and to understand what risks are involved. That is called informed consent, and doctors and hospitals routinely require you to sign a form that outlines possible bad outcomes and complications before they wheel you into the operating room.