Justice for Injured Patients
Bronx Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fighting For All New Yorkers
New Yorkers trust doctors, surgeons and other medical professionals to do the right thing - to make us better and to follow the code of ethics they are taught to live by; "to do no harm." Unfortunately, some medical professionals do the exact opposite. Instead of curing patients' health conditions, some health care workers create even worse medical problems.
When you turn to a medical practitioner for treatment, you place your trust and confidence in them based on their specialized medical training, knowledge, and experience. You have a right to expect a certain standard of care.
Where were you injured?
- Lincoln Hospital
- Montefiore Medical Center
- Jacobi Medical Center
- NYP/Lawrence Hospital
- North Central
- Westchester Square
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When medical professionals fail to follow those standards and cause harm to you or a loved one, they must be held accountable for their actions. At Giampa Law, our medical malpractice attorneys have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injury victims just like you.
We know how to find the evidence you need to build a strong case and win. We're proud of our case results and we're eager to work with you. We've secured millions of dollars in medical malpractice verdicts and settlements, including:
- $5 Million settlement for medical malpractice/wrongful death in Kings County
- $2.5 million verdict for medical malpractice case in Bronx County, NY
- $1 million verdict for medical malpractice case in Bronx County, NY
- $800,000 settlement for medical malpractice case in Orange County, NY
Types of medical malpractice cases
The sad truth is that hospital staff, doctors, nurses, technicians, and pharmacists sometimes make mistakes. While not every mistake can be prevented, when doctors ignore evidence, perform the wrong procedures or fail to follow protocol, they are said to be negligent - leading to a legitimate malpractice claim. Some common medical mistakes include, but are not limited to:
Whatever type of medical malpractice case you're dealing with, no matter how simple or complicated it might seem, contact our law firm right away. We can help you hold the medical professionals who harmed you or your loved one accountable for their actions. We also handle wrongful death cases for families of patients who have died due to medical errors.
What makes medical malpractice cases so complicated?
Surgeons, doctors and other medical professionals often deny doing anything wrong. Instead of admitting they made a mistake, most health care professionals will do everything they can to defend their actions and insist they did everything they could make you or a loved one better. They may try to point the finger at each other, leading to drawn-out legal battles over liability.
Medical professionals - and the hospitals and healthcare agencies that employ them - rarely wage such battles on their own. They often hire entire teams of attorneys to defend their actions. That's why it's critical that you have a lawyer on your side fighting for your rights. That's why you need us.
Our attorneys at Giampa Law can help guide you during your time of need. We can provide assistance from the earliest stages of malpractice until the completion of your case. This includes determining what went wrong with your treatment and whether or not there are grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit.
How we can help you
Our staff can help you determine if malpractice occurred, obtain the necessary evidence needed to prosecute your medical malpractice claim and possibly even help to prevent further harm. In order to build a strong legal case, we frequently consult with medical experts and board-certified physicians. We carefully review medical records as well as inspection reports for the hospital or specific physicians or other health care workers.
We also look for patterns - did the same doctor or hospital make the same mistake with other patients? If so, you could be part of a class-action lawsuit against the hospital, medical device manufacturer or whoever's responsible for your injuries. And it's critical that you contact us right away. You only have 2 ½ years under New York State law to take legal action in medical malpractice cases.
Our attorneys and strong support staff have the legal expertise and investigative knowledge to establish and build a substantive medical malpractice case on your behalf. We know what we're doing because we've been successfully helping clients for more than three decades. Allow us to help you in your time of need. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today.
Sometimes, birth injuries or defects are a natural result of the birthing process. A baby may suffer a physical or mental injury or deformity simply as a result of being born. However, some birth defects or deformities are a result of medical negligence, meaning the baby would have been born healthy if the hospital or doctor didn’t make a mistake.
Some common causes of birth injuries and defects include:
- Particularly large babies
- Premature birth – born before 37 weeks
- Prolonged labor – multi-hour/day labor
- Size & shape of mother’s pelvis – not adequate for vaginal delivery
- Breech deliveries – buttocks first rather than headfirst
- Toxic chemical exposure – from contaminated air or groundwater
- Negligently prescribed medications – some drugs, such as SSRIs, may cause adverse effects
There are appropriate medical responses to each of these risk factors. When obstetricians and delivery nurses overlook critical evidence or respond inappropriately, injuries can follow. Some common birth injuries and defects include:
- Forceps marks – bruising and scarring to the baby’s face and head.
- Fractures – Collarbone fractures are most common during labor and delivery
- Capute – severe swelling of soft tissue on baby’s scalp
- Cerebral palsy – fetal distress resulting in lack of oxygen and brain damage
- Facial paralysis – damage to facial nerves, torn nerves may require surgery
- Clubfoot – the foot appears rotated internally at the ankle
- Skeletal defects – parts of the skeleton structure do not properly form
- Spinal bifida – bones of spine do not properly form
- Autism - a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behavior
- Omphalocele – intestine is outside the body
Whatever type of birth injury or birth defect you’re dealing with in the Bronx or elsewhere in New York, we’re here for you when you need us most.
There are many different types of medication errors. Some of the most common reasons why people experience health problems after taking medications include:
- Prescribed the wrong medication
- Prescribed the wrong dosage amount (either too much or too little)
- Mislabeled prescription bottles
- Prescribed medications interact harmfully with other drugs
- Failure to prescribe medications when necessary
- Wrong medication or wrong dose administered by a medical provider
Whatever type of medication error you’re dealing with, no matter how minor or serious your medical problems might seem, we can help you. A delay could affect the outcome of your case. That’s because you only have 2 ½ years under New York State’s Statute of Limitations laws as they apply to medical malpractice cases.
Surgical errors cover a wide range. While surgery is complex enough that not all adverse effects can be prevented, surgeons and surgical technicians are responsible for maintaining very high standards of care. Some of the most common surgical error cases we handle at our law firm include:
- Performing the wrong operation
- Operating on the wrong body part
- Infections caused by unsanitary conditions
- Delay of surgery
- Operating on the wrong patient
- Leaving a piece of surgical equipment inside a patient
These errors can occur for many different reasons. In many cases, common contributing factors include:
- Lack of sleep – tired surgeons often make mistakes
- Inexperienced surgeon or medical staff member
- Poor communication between operating staff
- Surgeons operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Whatever surgical error issue you’re dealing with, no matter how minor or serious it might seem, contact our law firm and schedule a free case evaluation at our Bronx office. We can also meet with you in your hospital room, your home or wherever works best for you.
Medical misdiagnosis often means that doctors failed to diagnose a disease early. Other times, they miss the symptoms of a serious medical condition and there’s a delay of diagnosis. Both scenarios can be potentially-life threatening, especially if the misdiagnosis or delay of diagnosis involves cancer or another illness that needs to be treated aggressively.
Medical misdiagnosis often occurs due to inexperienced doctors and other health care professionals who don’t know how to recognize warning signs of a serious medical issue. Other times, physicians might be tired due to working long hours, especially resident physicians in teaching hospitals working long, grueling shifts.
Whatever the reason, it’s important to take strong legal action as soon as possible. That’s because you only have 2 ½ years under New York State’s Statute of Limitations law as it applies to medical malpractice cases – and if there was a delay in learning that you were wrongly diagnosed, you may not even have that long. That’s why we’re eager to meet with you.
Lincoln Hospital has long served the medical needs of Mott Haven and beyond. Affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Lincoln Hospital is the place many residents with urgent medical needs come to when they need help. Unfortunately, mistakes can be made. And when they occur, the consequences can be devastating. Contact our medical malpractice attorneys if you're dealing with a surgical error, birth injury, medication error or another mistake made by doctors, nurses or other hospital staff.
Located in the East Bronx, Montefiore Medical Center is a teaching hospital affiliated with the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. If you believe that hospital staff (surgeons, nurses, doctors, etc.) made a mistake which resulted in an injury to yourself or a loved one, contact our law firm. Our attorneys have years of experience dealing with medical malpractice cases in the Bronx. We handle cases involving birth injuries, surgical mistakes, medication errors, diagnosis errors and more. Whatever went wrong, we want to help you.
Located in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx, Jacobi Medical Center has served the medical needs of the Bronx for more than six decades. Unfortunately, surgeons, doctors, nurses and other medical professionals make mistakes. When they do, the results can be serious. That's why it's critical that you contact our law firm if you suspect medical malpractice. We can investigate whether mistakes were made resulting in a birth injury or another life-threating medical condition. Surgical errors and medication errors are serious business. Contact us.
Located in Bronxville, NY in Westchester County, New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital is affiliated with Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. If a doctor, surgeon, nurse or another health care professional at NYP/Lawrence Hospital made a mistake resulting in a serious injury to you or a loved one, contact our law firm. You may have a medical malpractice case due to a surgical error, medication error or misdiagnosis. Our medical malpractice attorneys also handle birth injury cases.
Located in the Norwood neighborhood of the Bronx, NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx has been providing medical services to the area for four decades. When patients here are hurt by the negligence of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals, they have legal rights. You or a loved one may have been injured due to a surgical error, medication error or early discharge. We can help. Contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at Giampa Law today.
Now a campus of Montefiore Medical Center, Westchester Square Hospital is a longstanding provider of medical care in the neighborhood, specializing in outpatient care. But when doctors and nurses here fail to provide safe, effective care, patients suffered. You may have been hurt due to a miscommunication, wrong diagnosis or medication error. Our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can fight for justice on your behalf. Contact Giampa Law.