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How Can a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help Me?

Get the help you need now from a New York Medical malpractice attorney you can trust

Many victims of medical malpractice in New York believe they can handle their case on their own. When some person or company clearly made a mistake, injury victims rightfully believe they will be fairly compensated by the insurance company for whoever was at fault.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice cases are rarely so simple. In many cases, many surgeons, nurses, pharmacists and other medical professionals deny any wrongdoing. Insurance companies are quick to assign blame to anyone but the party they’re defending. They even point the finger at the patient. With so much at stake, it’s critical you have an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney on your side.

How can a lawyer help me with my medical malpractice case in New York?

Knowing what to do if you’re a victim of medical malpractice in New York can be overwhelming and stressful. Fortunately, a knowledgeable New York medical malpractice lawyer can help you every step of the way, especially when it comes to obtaining compensation for your losses.

Medical expenses for negligence cases add up fast and drain a bank account in a short period of time. That’s why it’s critical you have a medical malpractice lawyer with a strong track record of success. Our aggressive attorneys 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 top medical malpractice verdicts in the United States in 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

This money serves a vital purpose: to help injury victims and their families live their lives with dignity. Expenses associated with medical malpractice cases include corrective surgery, physical therapy, lost income and lost future earnings.

Complicated New York medical malpractice cases demand strong legal action

Many medical malpractice cases might seem similar. But the circumstances surrounding each one are unique. That’s why attorney Reiter works closely with every client to develop a strategy that suits each person’s specific legal needs.

This approach might sound simple. But finding out what strategy works best for each case takes great skill and patience – something attorney Reiter and his colleagues take great pride in doing every day for clients. We’re prepared to take the time to learn about your specific case.

Serious injuries demand serious attention. Discover what we can do for you. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. Don’t wait to take legal action. You may lose your right to obtain compensation if you wait too long. Contact us today.

Frequently asked questions about New York medical malpractice lawyers

Who investigates medical malpractice cases?

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 and analyze your medical malpractice case to determine liability.

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Who’s liable for medical malpractice cases in New York?

There’s no simple answer to this complicated question. The hospital might be to blame. Or your doctor. Or perhaps the company that made a particular medical instrument used to operate on you or a loved one.

Determining liability for your medical malpractice case can be a very complicated process. You may need qualified medical experts whose knowledge and experience is pertinent to the specific facts of your case. You may need someone to prepare chronologies, time lines, medical illustrations and other exhibits for use at a possible trial. That’s why it’s critical you contact us as soon as possible. Don’t delay. The time to start legal proceedings is limited. Waiting to take legal action could affect your ability to obtain compensation and possibly weaken your case.

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Can I sue for medical malpractice in New York?

Yes. You can file a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York. If your loved one died because of negligence, you may sue for wrongful death. However, knowing where to file your lawsuit or even which entity to sue can be confusing. That’s why it’s important you have an experienced New York City medical malpractice law firm working for you.

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How much does it cost to hire a New York medical malpractice attorney?

Some law firms charge people by the hour. We take a different approach at the Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC . We work on a contingency fee basis. That means you only pay fees if we win your case. It’s that simple.

This approach allows you to hire us without worrying how much money you have to pay us. We believe this is the right thing to do. This way, the people who need our help most can hire us, regardless of how much money they have.

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Why should I hire NYC medical malpractice lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

Quite simply, our experienced attorneys know how to get results. In case after case, we routinely obtain sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims and families who have lost a loved one due to medical malpractice in New York.

What’s the secret to our success? We never rest until justice is served. When you hire us, 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

Don’t wait to take legal action. We can help you get the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, physical therapy, lost income, pain and suffering and many other reasons. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 or fill out an online contact form today.

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Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC

Empire State Building

350 5th Ave #6400

New York, NY 10118

Local: 212-736-0979


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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.


Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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.