Manhattan, New York medical malpractice attorneys who deliver results, win big cases for clients
Mistakes made by doctors, nurses, pharmacists or other medical professionals often have dire consequences. Life-threatening illnesses go untreated. The wrong medication may be administered, causing serious side effects. Surgical errors cause permanent health problems.
Knowing what to do after a serious or fatal medical emergency can be overwhelming. Fortunately, you’re not alone. You have access to an accomplished New York medical malpractice lawyer with a track record of success. You have the Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC on your side.
Located in Manhattan and serving families throughout New York, attorney Reiter and his team of talented attorneys, nurses and investigators have handled a wide range of major medical malpractice cases. We’re proud of our verdicts and settlements and we’re eager to help you. Our firm’s case results speak volumes. In 2014, attorney Reiter obtained one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the United States for that year. A jury awarded more than $22 million in a case involving brain damage caused by delayed treatment.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is a legal term used to describe when doctors, nurses, pharmacists or other health care providers make mistakes which result in a serious injury or death of a patient. The medical treatment provider has departed from the standard of care and may be liable for the injury that has occurred. The medical professional has a duty to provide good care according to the accepted standards of the community or the accepted standards of a particular medical specialty. Medical malpractice often involves either reckless actions or negligent behavior. In either case, the consequences can often be catastrophic. Victims of medical malpractice often suffer serious consequences, including:
In certain extreme cases, victims of medical malpractice die as a result of their injuries. In such cases, families often have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York against the doctor or hospital or other medical professional who caused the death.
What are examples of medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice claims can cover a wide range. Some of the most common medical malpractice cases we handle in Manhattan and rest of New York at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, include:
Do I have grounds for a medical malpractice case?
Medical malpractice is notoriously hard to prove. Often, the medical professional who caused the injury to you or a loved one will deny wrongdoing. And even if the doctor or surgeon admits making a mistake, insurance companies often do everything they can to avoid paying victims. The hospitals and insurance companies have aggressive attorneys working to protect their interests. If you believe you have a legitimate medical malpractice case, it’s critical that you contact us as soon as possible. We provide a free consultation to all potential clients. We want to help you determine if you have a case. We’re eager to answer your important questions.
Who investigates medical malpractice cases in New York?
Who handles medical malpractice investigations depends on who caused your injury. In New York State, various government agencies inspect complaints filed by patients or family members. Sometimes, a District Attorney will investigate complaints on behalf of the State of New York. Other times, the New York State Health Department investigates claims. Complaints are also investigated by various organizations overseeing specific professions, including:
- New York State Health Department’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct (for complaints about doctors, surgeons and physician assistants)
- Board of Registration in Nursing (for complaints against nurses)
- Office of the Professions for New York State Licensed Professions (for complaints against pharmacists)
But don’t simply leave your investigation to a state or federal agency. It’s important to have an experienced team of investigators on your side looking out for your best interests. That’s why people hire us. We have two experienced nurses on staff and other qualified people ready to investigate your medical malpractice case to determine liability. In particular, we have extensive experience investigating medical malpractice cases in Manhattan, including at many major hospitals. Contact us if you have a case involving:
- Bellevue Hospital Center
- Beth Israel Medical Center
- Lenox Hill Hospital
- Lower Manhattan Hospital
- Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- New York Presbyterian Hospital
- New York Eye and Ear Infirmary
- St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
Am I eligible for medical malpractice compensation?
Financial costs can add up quickly and over time can drain the savings accounts of victims and their families. Obtaining compensation in medical malpractice cases in a timely manner can be extremely difficult. The burden of proof in such cases can often be very high. Without sufficient evidence, you may have a hard time proving you are the victim of medical malpractice. Fortunately, our knowledgeable attorneys know what is required to get results and have a proven track record of success. We have won many major, multi-million-dollar medical malpractice cases in New York, including:
- $22.97 million verdict for brain damage caused by delay of treatment. Among the largest medical malpractice verdicts in the U.S. for 2014.
- $4 million settlement due to faulty neck surgery
- $3.5 million for brain damage caused by failure to diagnose pulmonary edema
- $2.25 million for brain damage due to negligent treatment of skull facture
- $2.1 million for failure to diagnose prostate cancer
- $2 million for misdiagnosis of Crohn’s disease
Why should I hire New York medical malpractice lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?
Government investigators have a very different agenda from medical malpractice attorneys like Jonathan C. Reiter. They’re simply concerned with protecting the public at large. We’re focused on your specific case and your unique needs. When you hire us, you will discover we take an aggressive approach right from the start. Our dedicated team of professionals will:
- Review your medical records for any errors or inconsistencies
- Consult with experts in their field on your case
- Interview witnesses who observed your medical procedure
- Investigate medical professional’s background for history of medical malpractice
- File medical malpractice lawsuit if necessary on your behalf
Make your case matter. Contact us. We fight for medical malpractice victims.
We’re willing to do whatever it takes within ethical and legal bounds to help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve. Remember, you didn’t do anything wrong. Your family shouldn’t have to suffer because of someone else’s mistakes. Take back control. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, today. When you contact us, you’ll notice the difference right away. We’ll take the time to learn about your case. We listen. And we’ll communicate clearly with you throughout the legal process. We will keep you informed and consult with you every step of the way. We’re on the same team, moving toward the same goal. Give your case an edge. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We’re conveniently located in The Empire State Building in Manhattan. Best of all, you only pay us if we win. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. It’s that simple. Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – the name you can trust to make things right.
Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC
Empire State Building
350 5th Ave #6400
New York, NY 10118
350 5th Avenue #6400
New York, NY 10118 Phone: 212-736-0979
901 Sheridan Avenue
Bronx, NY 10451 Phone: 718-590-4009
Bellevue Hospital Center
Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel
The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.
Lenox Hill Hospital
A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.
New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital
Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.
Mount Sinai Hospital
Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.
New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center
New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.
Harlem Hospital Center
Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.