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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE:
TOP NEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY

At The Sachs Firm, you're a friend, not a number. And just as we would tell our family and friends, it is important that you call us immediately to protect your rights in the event of a devastating medical malpractice claim. You have a limited time with which to make a claim or you may not be able to make a claim at all. Call us today and speak directly with Brian Sachs or one of our other dedicated staff members. We'll be glad to answer your questions, free of charge, and help you determine if you have a case. Call our toll free number 1-888-SACHSLAW (1-888-722-4752) or fill out the form to the left and a staff member will respond to your request.

Medical Malpractice and Medical Errors

One of the most difficult types of cases to handle and win is the medical malpractice claim.

In New York, it is not enough to show that a doctor (or any other health care provider) made an error in order to prevail in a malpractice case. The Client, through his attorney, must show that the error, or malpractice, was so egregious that the doctor or healthcare provider deviated or departed from all accepted standards of care.

Since questions regarding potential medical malpractice claims are often brought after a medical error involving death, permanent disfigurement, loss of quality of life, or other tragic events, the overwhelming urge is to find someone to blame. Sadly, there are rarely "clear cut" answers as to whether malpractice was committed. However, it is safe to say that professional negligence is where the healthcare provider deviates or departs from the accepted standard of care, causing an injury. Many questions must be asked and issues identified such as:

  • Did the doctor take all reasonable steps to prevent the tragic outcome?
  • Was the outcome foreseeable or expected with the particular type of case discussed?
  • Was the outcome an "expected risk" with the procedure or diagnosis at hand?
  • Was there a failure to act in a timely manner?
  • What would have or what could have another doctor done differently?

Medical malpractice can destroy a family. Survivors are often disabled for life and face devastating pain and suffering. A negligent doctor can cause catastrophic injuries or even death. The medical bills for subsequent surgeries, or for future care of a disabled loved one, can be extreme. The loss of future income can be equally catastrophic.

And the time to file or proceed with a medical malpractice claim can often be very limited.

Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

The Sachs Firm handles each and every type of medical malpractice claim, including:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Birth Injuries
  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer
  • Surgical Errors and Complications
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Prescription Errors
  • Failure to Act or Provide Care

Cerebral Palsy Medical Malpractice

Cerebral Palsy is often caused by a lack of oxygen to the baby's brain during a difficult birth. In cases where the baby is in distress and properly monitored, a doctor should make a reasonable effort to perform a caesarian section on the mother rather than put the baby at risk for Cerebral Palsy.

A diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy due to an improperly monitored birth can be devastating to parents. A child with this diagnosis will require lifelong care with round the clock nursing services and potentially insurmountable medical care bills. Cerebral Palsy medical malpractice claims are difficult to prove and very complicated to pursue. The Sachs Firm can help you navigate through this very difficult type of medical malpractice claim.

Erb's Palsy Medical Malpractice

Erb's Palsy is caused by a difficult birthing process when the baby's shoulders are too large for the mother's birth canal. A negligent doctor may try to force the baby through the canal improperly causing damage to the Brachial Plexus nerve. This damaged nerve bundle controls the shoulder and upper arm. As a result of the injury, a child can suffer paralysis, loss of feeling and loss of use of the shoulder, arm and hand as well as a deformed extremity or hand. The resulting injury may require years of physical therapy and corrective surgeries.

Brian Sachs and his staff can help you determine if the accepted standard of care was used during the birth of your child. We understand how traumatic and difficult birth injuries can be to your child and your family. Our job is to make the entire medical malpractice process just a little easier for you.

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

Hearing a diagnosis of cancer is a traumatic, life changing event. Not hearing the diagnosis at the early stages of cancer is deadly. A typical case involving a doctor's failure to properly diagnose a cancer occurs when an x-ray or other imaging report is not read correctly. Often, if the report was interpreted correctly at the initial stage, proper treatment of the cancer might have been rendered with a very good chance of a full recovery. Failing to diagnose cancer at that first instant can result in the patient's worsening health until the cancer is eventually discovered - often at a point where it may be too late for a good prognosis. Medical malpractice occurs when it is reasonable to expect that another doctor would have properly diagnosed the patient's condition.

Brian Sachs and his staff can help you determine if the accepted standard of care was not used during the diagnosis of your loved one's cancer. We understand how traumatic and difficult a cancer diagnoseis can be to your family. Let us make the entire medical malpractice process a little easier for you.

At The Sachs Firm, you're a friend, not a number. We make YOU a priority.

If you are considering your options, call us today and speak directly with Brian Sachs or one of our other dedicated staff members. We'll be glad to answer your questions, free of charge, and help you determine if you have a case. Call our toll free number 1-888-SACHSLAW (1-888-722-4752) or fill out the form to the left and a staff member will respond to your request.