When you seek medical care from a physician, surgeon, or other medical provider, you expect them to provide treatment in accordance with the accepted standard of care. However, if he or she deviates from the standard of care, you may wonder where to turn to obtain justice for your injuries. With representation from a Harrison medical malpractice lawyer, you have legal recourse to hold the medical provider accountable and recover compensation for the financial, physical, and emotional hardship you have suffered.
The award-winning medical malpractice lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, know how to hold negligent or careless medical providers responsible in a medical malpractice claim. We aggressively represent clients by investigating the incident, working with medical experts, and navigating the legal process so you can focus on healing.
When the medical professionals we turn to for help deviate from the standard of care, causing new injuries, further complications, or worsening conditions, seeking accountability on your own may feel intimidating and overwhelming. However, you are not alone. The Harrison, NY medical malpractice attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, have over 65 years of combined experience and understand the life-altering effects that medical malpractice can have on individuals and their loved ones.
We handle many aspects of your claim and increase your chances of a successful outcome by:
We aggressively represent medical malpractice victims to recoup what they have lost due to a medical provider’s negligence. With a 99% success rate, we have the experience, diligence, and tenacity to take on even the most complex cases, offering you peace of mind during this challenging time.
Medical malpractice refers to incidents where a medical provider, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, and other medical professionals, whether in an office, urgent care or hospital environment, deviates from the applicable standard of care, causing injury or harm to a patient. While medical malpractice can take many forms, it often results in serious and life-altering consequences. Approximately 7,000 to 9,000 victims lose their lives annually due to negligence in healthcare facilities, and many more cases go unreported.
For a successful outcome in a medical malpractice case, you must prove that the medical provider breached a lawful duty of care owed to the patient, which means he or she did not provide the same level of care that another reasonable medical provider would have under similar circumstances.
We handle several types of medical malpractice cases in Harrison, just by way of example:
When a medical provider fails to correctly diagnose a medical condition or delays making a diagnosis, patients can suffer injuries as a result. Example of this include failing to order the appropriate tests, misinterpreting test results or failing to act on positive test results. Diagnostic errors are among the most common types of medical malpractice, accounting for nearly one-third of all cases.
Birth injuries occur when a medical provider fails to provide proper care during pregnancy, labor, or delivery. Patients and their newborns may suffer severe injuries and disabilities, including Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, and shoulder dystocia.
Anesthesia errors can include administering too much or too little anesthesia, failing to monitor a patient’s vital signs during a procedure, or administering anesthesia to a patient with a known allergy or other potential risk factors.
Nursing home facilities in New York must operate by state-mandated standards. When nursing home staff fail to provide residents proper care, including medical care, they may be liable for medical malpractice. Nursing home staff negligence can take many forms, from nurses not observing the proper hygiene standards to physical or emotional harm.
Surgical errors can include performing the wrong procedure, operating on the incorrect body part, leaving surgical instruments or other foreign objects inside the patient, or making other mistakes during a surgical procedure that causes harm to a patient.
Medication errors occur when a medical provider prescribes the wrong medication or dosage, fails to check for potential drug interactions or allergies, or administers medication improperly. This type of medical malpractice can cause permanent or fatal harm to patients.
If you have suffered injuries or further harm due to a medical provider’s negligence, it is important to hold them accountable for providing substandard care. At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, we know how life-altering medical malpractice cases can be. With our legal guidance and aggressive representation, we can pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered. We are prepared to bring your case to trial if necessary.
Tragic bus collision involving pedestrian in crosswalk, causing catastrophic injuries which ultimately resulted in pedestrian’s wrongful death two weeks later. Lever & Ecker, PLLC, was able to obtain $12 million in compensation on behalf of the pedestrian’s surviving family. Not only was this settlement (the specific terms of which are confidential) one of the largest personal injury settlements in New York in 2020, we were able to resolve the case at an early stage, allowing the family to obtain a measure of closure and avoid the trauma of reliving the experience in court.