Areas of Practice
Serious harm or death can occur in a medical setting, when a patient is under the care of a licensed physician, or in a hospital, or nursing home, if the appropriate standard of care is not met.
Such patients are at their most vulnerable, and the consequences of preventable medical mistakes are devastating. Medical malpractice lawsuits serve dual purposes; to take the often crippling financial pressure off the patient and their family, and to highlight areas in the hospital or medical facility where improvement is needed, so that the same mistake can be avoided for future patients.
My office engages top experts in all medical fields to pursue these highly-technical and hard-fought cases on behalf of very sick clients, and the Estates of those who have died because of medical malpractice.
These cases are about dignity for seniors and those recovering from major surgery. Painful pressure sores develop on bed-ridden patients who are neglected, not turned over, and ignored by nursing home staff. There are very specific protocols for the care of these patients, and the pain of bed sores can easily be prevented.
Unfortunately the protocols are not always followed. If this happens and the patient gets hurt, take action so that it doesn't happen to someone else.
A human being has no "replacement value", and the best you can do is to make sure their next-of-kin are provided for.
New York's Estate Powers and Trusts Law allows a representative of the deceased to pursue justice on their behalf, and on behalf of their family.
My office represents the Estate of a deceased person in personal injury and medical malpractice cases, including Estate Administration proceedings in Surrogates Court, NYC, Westchester and Nassau.