Fishkill Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Recovering Maximum Compensation for Injury Victims
When you visit a medical professional for any reason, you expect them to provide you with a reasonable standard of care. If a doctor or medical professional has failed to provide you with the standard expected in the medical industry, this may be considered malpractice.
It is important that you speak with a Fishkill medical malpractice attorney from Michael A. Fakhoury, ESQ., PC right away if you or someone you love was injured as a result of medical malpractice.
My firm is here to help. Call (845) 875-4442 today to set up a consultation.
What is considered medical malpractice?
According to the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA), medical malpractice is defined as negligence that "occurs when a hospital, doctor or other health care professional, through a negligent act or omission, causes an injury to a patient. The negligence might be the result of errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management." A medical malpractice claim must have the following errors to be considered negligence:
- The injury was caused by negligence- The patient must prove that they sustained an injury that wouldn't have happened in the absence of a negligent physician.
- The injury resulted in significant damages- The patient must prove that significant damages were a direct result of an injury received due to the medical negligence.
- The standard of car was violated- Physicians are held to certain medical standards with accepted medical treatment by reasonably prudent doctors. A patient has the right to expect that the physician will deliver that care, and if they are able to prove that it was not met, they may be able to establish negligence.
What are the medical malpractice statute of limitations?
In every state, there is a time limit that is established in which an individual is able to file a claim for negligence. In the state of New York, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims states that you have up to three years from the date of the injury to file a claim, or your case will not be heard.
Experience Fighting for My Clients
It is not unfair to expect a certain level of quality from the doctors and nurses providing you with care. I know that putting a certain amount of trust in the medical industry, only to have your trust broken can be devastating. Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of preventable injury and death, and I firmly believe in holding those individuals or groups responsible. I am here to ensure you understand your rights and to help you file a lawsuit against the responsible party to recover damages.
My firm can provide representation for all medical malpractice cases, including:
- Misdiagnosis of illness
- Failure to diagnose illness
- Medication errors
- Pharmacy errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Birth injuries
- Surgical errors
- Cosmetic surgery errors
- Nursing errors
- Emergency room errors
Working to Build a Strong Personal Injury Claim
If you have suffered an injury or your illness has worsened as a result of improper medical care, I am here to provide you with dedicated representation and compassionate care. With nearly 20 years of experience in the field, I have a thorough understanding of personal injury and medical malpractice laws. I also understand the importance of building a strong case, especially when going up against doctors and hospitals or any type of healthcare agency that have a legal team on their side.
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"Mr. Fakhoury led us through some of our darkest days. He managed to help us keep our home even in the tangled bankruptcy we had."
- A Happy Client
Do not wait another moment to speak with a Fishkill medical malpractice lawyer. Set up a free consultation by calling my office at (845) 875-4442.