Se Habla Español

Hire An Attorney Who Has Walked In Your Shoes

Let Our Long Island Medical Malpractice Attorneys Answer Your Questions

At The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, our medical malpractice attorneys understand that dealing with potential medical negligence can feel overwhelming and stressful. We are committed to providing you with the necessary guidance and support to address your concerns and help you get the compensation you need to heal and move forward. Below are some of the top questions we hear from our clients in Suffolk County, Nassau County and Queens.

What is considered medical malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare professional deviates from the standard of care in their field, leading to injury or harm to a patient. This can include errors in diagnosis, treatment, aftercare or health management.

What are some examples of medical malpractice?

Examples of medical malpractice include surgical errors, incorrect medication or dosage, failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a condition, not following up or properly monitoring a patient, and premature discharge from a healthcare facility.

What are “never events” in the context of medical malpractice?

“Never events” are shocking medical errors that should never occur. Some examples include:

  • Surgery performed on the wrong patient or body part
  • Leaving a foreign object inside a patient’s body after surgery
  • Performing the wrong surgical procedure

These events are clear indications of medical negligence. Talk to our medical malpractice attorneys right away if you have experienced a “never event.”

How can I prove medical malpractice?

Proving medical malpractice involves demonstrating that a healthcare provider’s negligence caused injury or harm. This typically requires establishing four key elements: a duty of care, a breach of that duty, causation linking the breach to the injury, and damages resulting from the injury.

What kind of compensation can I expect in a medical malpractice case?

Compensation in medical malpractice cases may cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The amount varies depending on the specifics of the case, including the extent of the injury and the impact on the victim’s life.

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice lawsuit on Long Island?

In New York, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is typically 2.5 years from the date of the alleged malpractice or from the end of continuous treatment provided by the party you intend to sue. However, there are exceptions, so it is crucial to consult with a qualified medical malpractice attorney to understand the specific time limits that apply to your case.

Why choose The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC for my medical malpractice case?

At The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC, we are committed to advocating for the rights and well-being of our clients. Our Long Island medical malpractice lawyers have extensive experience in medical negligence law and a deep understanding of the healthcare system in New York. We provide personalized attention to each client, working tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation With A Medical Malpractice Lawyer

If you believe you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, do not hesitate to contact The Law Office of Jeena R. Belil, PC. We are here to help you navigate these challenging times with compassion and professionalism. For a free consultation, please call 631-990-3235 or complete our contact form. We represent clients throughout Suffolk County, Nassau County and Queens.