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Medical Malpractice in Brooklyn

Capable Injury Attorneys Litigate Medical Malpractice in Brooklyn

Dedicated legal services for injured patients seeking full compensation in Kings County

Medical malpractice in the United States has reached epidemic proportions, with some studies showing that medical errors are the third-leading cause of death. Given that there are more than 70,000 medical professionals in Brooklyn, and that our office is located on Kings Highway up from two very busy hospitals, Licatesi Law Group, LLP has ample experience with medical malpractice cases. If you or a loved one has been injured by a negligent healthcare provider, you can rely on our knowledge, experience and skill to resolve your case favorably and in a timely manner. For more than 40 years, we have helped injured patients in Brooklyn and throughout the greater Kings County area recover the compensation they deserve. Our dedicated attorneys can help you as well.

What exactly is medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice is similar to other types of personal injury cases in that someone who has a duty to act with care breaches that duty by being careless and the careless act or omission directly causes harm to an innocent victim. However, there are particular challenges to proving these elements in a malpractice case. It’s a given that a doctor has a duty of care to a patient, but what kind of act or omission constitutes a breach of duty?

Doctors aren’t superhuman; they are going to make mistakes. But every mistake is not grounds for a malpractice lawsuit. So, the injured patient must prove that the mistake the doctor made was one that an adequately trained and reasonably careful doctor would not have made. In other words, the doctor’s conduct amounted to unacceptable, substandard care for the patient.

Next, the injured patient must prove that the mistake actually caused harm. It’s not enough to show a correlation, that the doctor made a mistake and the patient suffered. The mistake must be the reason the patient suffered. This can be difficult to prove for patients with complex medical issues and comorbid conditions.

Our Brooklyn firm relies on a network of highly professional medical experts who help us investigate instances of malpractice and can testify credibly that a defendant provided substandard care and that the substandard care injured our client.

Reach out to a Brooklyn attorney to seek justice after you’ve been harmed by medical malpractice.

Common examples of medical malpractice in Brooklyn

Our law firm has handled a wide range of medical malpractice claims against medical doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, dentists, chiropractors and facilities. Common examples of medical malpractice include:

  • Anesthesia errors — A negligent anesthesiologist can administer too little sedative, which allows a patient to awaken during surgery, or too much, causing brain damage due to hypoxia or anoxia.
  • Birth injuries — Obstetricians should be alert to complications that can make for a difficult delivery. When they fail to take decisive steps to relieve distress in a mother or baby, they can be held liable for harm.
  • Surgical errors — When surgical teams ignore safety protocols, they commit errors that should never occur, such as leaving objects in the surgical cavity.
  • Missed diagnoses and delayed diagnoses — Doctors who fail to notice obvious symptoms, neglect to order proper testing or misread test results put their patients at risk of great harm and even death as their conditions worsen.
  • Medication errors — Mistakes made while prescribing drugs, filling the prescription or dispensing medications in a hospital or nursing home setting deny patients the benefit of the drugs and put them at risk of adverse effects.
  • Dental malpractice — Negligent dentists can cause harm that leads to tooth loss, life-threatening infections and nerve damage resulting in speech defects and loss of taste.

Our law firm takes your medical malpractice case very seriously. We thoroughly investigate the circumstances, consult experts in the field and carefully assess your case. If evidence of negligence exists, we take decisive steps against all responsible parties to recover full compensation for the harm you’ve suffered.

Contact our established Brooklyn law firm for a free medical malpractice consultation

To learn how Licatesi Law Group, LLP helps injured patients recover full, fair compensation for medical malpractice, schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney on our staff. Call us at 516-227-2662 or contact us online. We are conveniently located at 3857 Kings Highway, just off Flatbush Avenue, about 1.5 miles north of Marine Park, and at 185 Montague Street, Suite 1201-B in Brooklyn Heights.

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Over One Billion in Verdicts, Settlements and Awards for Our Clients

  • $8 Million

    Plaintiff sustained a series of fractures and other injuries to the right shin, heel and foot, requiring nailing of the right tibia with two proximal and two distal locking bolts, ultimately resulting in below-the-knee amputation

  • $3 Million

    Infant plaintiff sustained encephalopathy as result of DPT vaccination administered by NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.

  • $1.7 Million

    Plaintiff was involved in a car accident resulting in multiple disc herniations requiring percutaneous fluoroscopic-guided epidural treatment and lumbar fusion laminectomy.

  • $1.3 Million

    47 year old male police officer injured as a result of surgical malpractice by an orthopedic surgeon resulting in an inability to work and permanent impairment of gait.

  • $2 Million Dollar

    Wrongful death case settled at the Appellate level, 44-year-old husband and father drowned while swimming in a municipal pool.

  • $899,940.10

    69 year old female with underlying osteoporosis and preexisting spinal degeneration awarded as a result of a motor vehicle accident causing an acute T12 fracture of her spine.

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