Skilled Legal Guidance For Patients Harmed By Medical Negligence
Each time we go to the hospital or a clinic, we are entrusting someone else with our health and safety. Most of the time, that trust is earned and well-placed. Unfortunately, however, when medical professionals violate that trust by behaving negligently, the consequences can be highly injurious or even fatal.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC. In addition to 27 years of legal experience, I also offer the personalized attention and care that is hard to find with a larger firm. I will take the time to examine the details of your case and explain your options for seeking compensation.
When Is A Mistake Considered Malpractice?
Everyone makes mistakes – it’s just part of being human. Medical malpractice is more than just a simple error, however. In order to be considered medical malpractice, a physician must have acted (or failed to act) in a manner that violated the expected standard of care, leading to injury or harm. That is, they made a decision or took a course of action that a reasonable physician would not have done under the same circumstances.
Medical Malpractice Can Occur In Any Care Setting
If a doctor-patient relationship has been established and the patient is receiving care, there is a potential for malpractice to occur. Common examples of malpractice include:
- Birth injuries (to the baby, the mother or both)
- Surgical errors
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors (wrong medication, wrong dosage, dangerous drug interactions, etc.)
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
- Failure to monitor a patient during a critical time
I am especially experienced in cases involving surgical errors. While some errors can be difficult to identify as mistakes (by those who aren’t medically trained), others are obvious and should never occur. For instance, I have helped patients who suffered serious post-surgical complications because foreign objects (surgical tools and sponges) were left inside their bodies after surgery.
Reach Out For Open And Honest Assessment Of Your Options
With offices in Riverhead and Hauppauge, New York, The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, serves clients across Long Island. To take advantage of a free initial consultation, call me at 631-990-3235 or submit an online contact form.