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Jonathan C. Reiter : New York Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer representing injured victims | The Law Office Of Jonathan C. Reiter

New York Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyer representing injured victims | The Law Office Of Jonathan C. Reiter

When a patient dies or sustains injury due to negligent medical care, the physician, hospital or other health care provider may be held liable under New York's medical malpractice laws. Under these laws, all health care professionals have a legal and ethical obligation to provide safe and responsible treatment and care to their patients. In the event that a health care provider's negligent or reckless actions cause the death or serious injury of a patient, the patient and/or his or her family can sue for damages.

Medical malpractice laws and standards apply to all health care providers, including doctors, surgeons, nurses, midwives, dentists, psychiatrists, psychologists, chiropractors, podiatrists, hospitals and nursing homes. Medical malpractice can take many different forms, such as:

  • Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose illnesses or conditions
  • Negligent obstetrical or gynecological care
  • Surgical errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Medication errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Infections
  • Failure to perform or request necessary procedures and tests
  • Negligent interpretation of mammograms, x-rays, CT scans and MRI's
  • Failure to obtain informed consent for surgery or invasive tests
  • Failure to provide proper follow-up care 

In order to prove a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York, it must be shown that:


The health care provider responsible for the medical treatment deviated from the accepted standard of care in his or her field of medicine; and

The health care provider's negligence was a substantial factor in causing the patient's injuries or death.

Mr. Reiter and his staff attorneys have successfully prosecuted many medical malpractice cases involving such areas as:

  • Brain damaged babies
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Quadriplegia, paraplegia, paralysis and spinal cord injuries due to negligent surgery or injections
  • Failure to timely perform Caesarean section
  • Failure to timely diagnose breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer and other forms of cancer
  • Negligent stomach stapling/gastric bypass surgery
  • Amputation of limbs due to improper diagnosis or treatment
  • Negligent hip, knee and joint replacement surgery
  • Negligent treatment of fractures
  • Emergency Room negligence
  • Failure to diagnose and treat heart attack, stroke and aortic dissection
  • Hospital acquired infections
  • Bed-sores (decubitus ulcers)
  • Podiatric malpractice and surgery
  • Chiropractic malpractice
  • Negligent gall bladder surgery and procedures such as ERCP
  • Uncontrolled hemorrhage during or after surgery
  • Anesthesia errors 

Call: Jonathan C. Reiter, please call (212) 736-0979


Medical Malpractice is a highly complex area of the law that should be handled by a knowledgeable and experienced attorney.  Your attorney must have a solid grasp of the law, as well as the pertinent medical and scientific issues in order to build a compelling case of liability and damages.  New York medical malpractice attorney Jonathan C. Reiter has over 30 years of experience handling medical malpractice cases, both in New York and other jurisdictions, such as New Jersey, Florida, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. Mr. Reiter is familiar with the legal and medical aspects necessary to present your best possible case. Go to "Verdicts and Settlements" to learn more about cases we have successfully prosecuted for our clients.

To schedule a consultation with New York medical malpractice attorney Jonathan C. Reiter, please call (212) 736-0979