Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, or other health care provider, is negligent in the care or treatment of their patient. A doctor or health care provider is negligent when they fail to treat a patient with the standard of care exercised by those with similar training and experience, resulting in injury to the patient. If you are hurt because a doctor is negligent, careless, or fails to act appropriately, you might be able to hold them liable under New York state law.  At Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC our experienced team of attorneys will fight with you to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Types of Medical Malpractice

• Misdiagnosis
• Failure to diagnose
• Incorrect treatment
• Medication errors
• Adverse drug effects
• Mistakes during surgery
• Birth injuries
• Anesthesia errors
• Foreign object left in patient
• Unnecessary surgery

Timing

If you or a loved one was hurt due to the negligence of a health care provider, we encourage you to call us as soon as possible. In New York State, time is of the essence and you generally have two years and six months from the date of malpractice to file a lawsuit.

At Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC our experienced team of attorneys and staff understand the devastating effects of medical malpractice. You may require lifelong medical care, need rehabilitation, or be unable to work. The costs of medical care associated with medical malpractice can be overwhelming. We will fight with you to get you the compensation you deserve.

The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC have the knowledge, experience and resources to fight for patients and their families who have suffered from negligent medical treatment by doctors, hospitals, nurses, and other healthcare providers.  If you were harmed by a healthcare worker’s actions, or his or her failure to act, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Contact us if you feel that you or a family member has been injured as a result of medical malpractice.