An Overview Of Medical Malpractice


11Most individuals are not medical experts. We are aware that health care is vital, but we depend on medical professionals to assist us with health matters and to protect our well-being with their expertise. Unfortunately, there are cases in which medical personnel make serious and deadly mistakes. These include failing to diagnose a serious condition or illness, mistakes during birth or surgery, or errors in prescribing medication. There are doctors who have been found to be unethical, negligent and dangerous to the public after a number of terrible injuries occur.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a medical error, failure to diagnose or other incident that caused illness, injury or death, it is crucial that you contact a White Plains medical malpractice lawyer at The Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler to assist you. We will file a claim for you and negotiate with the insurance company to make sure you get the maximum possible monetary compensation for your physical injury and emotional suffering.

Types of Malpractice Cases We Handle

If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, it’s important to contact an attorney who will fight for your rights. Each case is unique, and will be evaluated by a lawyer at The Law Offices of Jason B. Kessler to determine what can be done. We can handle certain areas of medical malpractice that most attorneys are unfamiliar with such as chiropractic, dental, ophthalmological, podiatric and psychological malpractice.

Chiropractic Malpractice: A good chiropractor enables you to move through your days without pain; a bad chiropractor may cause you to have pain every time you move. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a chiropractor’s mistakes, you most likely have a medical malpractice case and it should be reviewed by one of the attorneys at our firm.

Dental Malpractice: Even seemingly minor dentist errors can result in long-term, serious harm. In addition to severe pain or numbness, someone who has been subject to poor dental care will potentially undergo extensive, expensive corrective work to compensate for these mistakes.

Ophthalmological Malpractice: Surgical errors made by an ophthalmologist may impair your vision permanently. A failure to diagnose some eye conditions may result in reduced vision, or even temporary or permanent blindness. Ophthalmological errors commonly include the following: failure to diagnose and treat ocular cancer; failure to diagnose and treat retinal detachment; failure to diagnose and treat macular degenerative disease; cataract surgical errors; laser surgery errors; negligent treatment; failure to diagnose glaucoma; and failure to refer to a specialist.

Podiatric Malpractice: Although podiatrists must be licensed and meet specified professional requirements, they are not subject to the same regulations as medical doctors. Nonetheless, they are allowed to perform surgeries that sometimes have disastrous results.

Psychological Malpractice: Psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health professionals claim to provide care during our most vulnerable moments. Unfortunately, whether due to negligence or intentional wrongdoing, these professionals sometimes make mistakes or are unethical with patients, sometimes with drastic consequences. A medical malpractice lawsuit also protects future patients that may have the misfortune of enlisting the help of a mental health practitioner that is causing more harm than good.

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