We respect doctors and medical professionals for their advanced education and training. We trust them with our lives and the lives and well-being of our loved ones. While our trust in them is usually well placed, that trust can sometimes end in misfortune and anguish when a patient suffers severe injury or death as a result of a preventable medical error. At Lacy Katzen, our Rochester medical malpractice lawyers are committed to fighting for the rights of the victims of medical malpractice. Contact a Rochester medical malpractice lawyer from our legal team for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help you after a medical malpractice injury.
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Lacy Katzen LLP handles a wide range of cases involving medical malpractice and negligence, including the following:
Birth Injuries: Medical professionals have a duty to provide expectant mothers and their babies with the highest standard of care during the childbirth process. Unfortunately, negligence can lead to traumatic birth injuries such as cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, or brain injuries. Lacy Katzen LLP has extensive experience in representing families who’ve suffered from a range of birth-related injuries due to medical negligence. Our team thoroughly investigates the circumstances surrounding the birth to determine the root cause and ensures responsible parties are held accountable, seeking the compensation our clients deserve for their immense physical, emotional, and financial burdens.
Diagnosis Errors: Timely and accurate diagnosis is paramount in the field of medicine. A misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis can lead to grave consequences for a patient, including the progression of an illness, incorrect treatment, or even death. At Lacy Katzen LLP, we understand the profound impact a diagnosis error can have on patients and their loved ones. We delve deep into medical records, consult with experts, and meticulously build a case that portrays the full extent of damages due to such errors. Our objective is not only to secure rightful compensation but also to emphasize the significance of correct diagnostics in the medical profession.
Surgical Errors: Surgery is a complex procedure requiring precision and utmost care. Yet, even with advanced medical technologies, errors during surgery—such as operating on the wrong body part, leaving medical tools inside a patient, or causing unintended damage to internal organs—are alarmingly common. Lacy Katzen LLP’s legal team possesses vast experience in representing victims of surgical errors. We meticulously evaluate surgical protocols, staff qualifications, and other pertinent factors to determine where the negligence occurred. Our commitment lies in ensuring that such grave errors are recognized, and patients are justly compensated for their pain, suffering, and long-term consequences.
Medication Errors: Medication is a cornerstone of modern healthcare, meant to cure, prevent, or manage diseases. However, errors such as prescribing or administering the wrong medication, incorrect dosage, or not accounting for potential drug interactions can have serious, sometimes fatal, repercussions. Lacy Katzen LLP recognizes the importance of safeguarding patients against such lapses. We thoroughly review medical records, understand the drug’s pharmacodynamics and kinetics, and assess the oversight that led to the error. In doing so, we present a robust case that demands accountability from negligent medical professionals and seeks to ensure such errors are mitigated in the future.
Sepsis: Sepsis is a potentially life-threatening condition caused by the body’s response to an infection. Instead of focusing solely on the site of infection, the body responds in a widespread manner that can lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death if not treated promptly and appropriately. Unfortunately, negligence or substandard care in hospitals and nursing homes can exacerbate the situation, leading to the rapid decline of a patient’s health. If you believe your loved one suffered from sepsis due to negligence or mistreatment in a nursing home or hospital setting, it’s imperative to seek legal counsel. Protecting our vulnerable population is paramount, and ensuring accountability in healthcare facilities is essential for their safety.
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Medical malpractice is negligence committed by a health care provider. It can be a doctor, surgeon, nurse, physician’s assistant or pharmacist. The negligence can occur at a hospital, doctor’s office, surgical center, urgent care facility or nursing home. A health care provider is expected to provide treatment that meets the standard of care in the community. When a health care provider fails to meet this standard and causes harm to the patient, you may have a claim for medical malpractice.
Medical negligence cases can be difficult to evaluate because of the complex medical questions involved. Every case has unique circumstances. Lacy Katzen uses nurse consultants and physicians to evaluate claims.
Medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases are handled on a contingency basis. This means that the attorney receiving a fee is “contingent” upon you getting a recovery in the case. In other words, the attorney only gets paid if you win or settle your case. If you are successful in your claim, the attorney will be paid a percentage of what you recover. This type of fee arrangement eliminates the risk to the client that they will have a large legal bill to pay if they do not recover on the case. Medical malpractice and nursing home negligence clients have already suffered a loss. They may have unpaid medical bills or be out of work due to their injuries. Most would not be able to bring a claim if they had to pay an attorney by the hour. This type of fee arrangement enables all injured people, regardless of their financial means, to be represented by highly skilled attorneys.
Yes. In fact, the statute of limitations for medical claims is shorter than that for most types of negligence claims. You should contact an attorney as soon as possible if you have been harmed by medical negligence. The deadlines are even shorter for claims involving a municipal health care provider such as a county, state or federally operated facility.
Yes. While there are certain risks to every procedure and not every bad outcome will support a medical negligence claim, no consent form can release a health care provider from responsibility for truly negligent actions. If our attorneys can demonstrate that negligence or a failure to meet the standard of care occurred resulting in harm, you may still be able to bring a claim.
Maybe. Birth injuries can result in harm that will affect your child for a lifetime. Special, extended time limits apply to claims brought on behalf of children. Lacy Katzen LLP’s litigation attorneys can assist you in determining if you still have time to make a claim.
You may have a claim related to a medication error if you suffered harm from the error. Medication errors can be committed by pharmacists, nurses or doctors. Typically, these occur when a patient is given the wrong medication, the wrong dose, or has an adverse reaction that the health care provider knew or should have known might occur. Our litigation attorneys can assist you in determining whether you have a valid medication error claim.
Lack of care or outright abuse can result in serious harm to nursing home residents. Sometimes unable to speak up for themselves, elderly residents can be at the mercy of their caregivers. Common problems are residents injured in falls because inadequate precautions are taken, residents who are injured while wandering, bedsores, infections, inadequate nutrition and even intentional abuse. Every nursing home resident deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. New York law protects nursing home residents. If someone you love has been injured as a result of neglect or abuse, contact Lacy Katzen LLP’s litigation attorneys to discuss your claim.