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Medical Malpractice: When Those You Trust Don’t Come Through

By Odierno Law Firm, P.C.  Dec. 16, 2010 10:30a

The majority of doctors and medical personnel are hard-working, dedicated and competent but there are always the few who can make life miserable by falling short of their responsibilities. When these medical professionals demonstrate incompetence and injure patients, medical malpractice lawsuits ensue. The offending party may be a doctor, a surgeon, a nurse, a psychiatrist or other medical professional who out of carelessness, incompetence or negligence, injures a patient which then warrants a personal injury lawsuit.

What Constitutes Malpractice?

Following are some common reasons for medical malpractice lawsuits:

  • Birth injuries
  • Surgical errors
  • Medication errors
  • Wrong diagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose
  • Sexual abuse (more common to the psychiatric profession)
  • Failure to handle infections
  • Post surgery follow up failure
  • Anesthesia errors

The list above is not inclusive but does give the more common reasons for medical malpractice lawsuits. If you or someone you love has been a victim of medical malpractice in the Long Island area, you need to contact a injury attorney as soon as possible. Do not let too much time elapse as valuable evidence or witnesses may be lost.

At the Odierno Law Firm, P.C., we specialize in personal injury law and can help you prepare your case in order to gain access to the compensation you deserve. We have decades of experience in seeking compensation for clients and represent clients in the Long Island and surrounding areas. We have excellent resources that we can call upon if necessary to support the case (expert witnesses, scientific experts and others) so as to obtain a settlement in your behalf. If need be, we will aggressively represent you in court with the goal of helping you obtain the maximum amount of compensation possible for your injuries.

Contact a Long Island medical malpractice lawyer in our office to set up a free consultation and we will review the details of your case.

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