MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS SERVING POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
Medical malpractice can take many forms. Missed or delayed diagnoses, defective medical devices, nursing home negligence, and surgical errors represent some of the most common medical malpractice claims filed in the State of New York. When malpractice occurs, victims can be left with irreversible harm and injuries that require painful and costly medical treatment. In the worst cases, medical malpractice can lead to wrongful death. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of medical malpractice, a skilled personal injury attorney can act as your legal representative as you pursue the compensation you need to cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Since 1950, the medical malpractice lawyers of Friedman Hirschen & Miller, LLP, have served clients in Poughkeepsie and throughout Upstate New York. When you retain the services of our helpful personal injury lawyers, you can rest assured that you are being represented by one of the area’s oldest and most respected medical malpractice law firms, and that you have a dedicated advocate in your corner who will do what it takes to protect your rights and best interest. We work on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no attorney’s fees unless we collect damages for you. We offer flexible appointment schedules and free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose by speaking with a knowledgeable Poughkeepsie medical malpractice lawyer about your situation.
Medical Malpractice in Poughkeepsie, New York
When we see a doctor, or entrust the care of a loved one to a nursing home or other medical professional, we are putting our trust in their competence to do no harm. However, even well-meaning doctors can misdiagnose a patient, and oftentimes it is not known if a medical device, such as a hip replacement or other medical implant, is defective until many patients have been harmed as a result of their use. When these sorts of errors occur, an injured victim can be left with long-term or permanent disability, affecting their quality of life and their means of making a living long into the future.
Dealing With Insurance Companies
When a malpractice claim is filed, many insurance companies will do anything they can to avoid paying fair compensation to the injured victim. Oftentimes, they will put pressure on you to accept an early settlement offer in the hopes that you will agree to receive far less in the way of compensation than what you could potentially receive with counsel from a seasoned medical malpractice attorney. These early settlement offers usually represent the bare minimum that the insurance company might be found liable to pay, and seldom take into account how your injuries have affected your quality of life. If you are left with long-term or permanent disability, your case needs to reflect the wages you could have earned had the malpractice not occurred.
Before you accept an early settlement offer from an insurance company, it is wise to consult with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer who can examine the details of your case and help you make informed decisions about how best to proceed.
Contact Us Today
Don’t wait to speak to a Poughkeepsie medical malpractice lawyer about your needs. We are ready to put our experience to work for you. Call us today at 518-480-2151, and schedule your free initial consultation.