Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Recent comprehensive studies estimate that tens of thousands of people die and hundreds of thousands of people are injured each year due to mistakes made by doctors and hospital staff.

When the outcome of surgical procedures or other treatments does not have the expected result or if unexplained complications from an illness arise, patients will often wonder why.  Doctors and hospitals must practice in accordance with accepted standards.  How is a patient or their family to know if those standards have been followed?  The aftermath of the injuries from medical malpractice can be devastating.

Allow the Law Offices of Bradley A. Sacks to put our more than 25 years' worth of medical malpractice experience to work for you.  We will meet with you, free of charge, to discuss your individual situation and, if warranted, ask your permission to obtain your records for review by us, as well as for review by highly qualified medical experts. Often this step of having us analyze the details of what occurred will help you better understand what took place, even if we determine a basis for a case does not exist. When we find reasons to assert medical malpractice has occurred, let us stand between you and the doctors, the hospitals, their insurance companies and their legions of defense attorneys.  We will work with medical experts at all stages of the case and prepare your claim to present the strongest possible evidence.

Our firm has successfully handled a variety of medical malpractice claims in Courts throughout New York State and the greater metropolitan area, including those arising from:

  • Surgical errors
  • Anesthesia errors
  • Misdiagnosis of a medical condition
  • Failure to diagnose and treat strokes
  • Failure to treat fractures properly
  • Failure to render proper treatment
  • Failure to provide proper medication
  • Improper administration of medication
  • Failure to properly treat a pregnancy or deliver a child
  • Improper advice by a doctor
  • Errors by hospital staff
  • Errors by nursing staff
  • Failure to follow up on test results
  • Failure to obtain the informed consent of a patient
  • Falls in hospitals or nursing homes
  • Bed sores and skin ulcers
  • Other medical errors

Recent Experience

Medical Malpractice/Wrongful Death: Brooklyn, NY
$1.05 million settlement for failure to diagnose esophageal cancer in the wrongful death of 50-year old man.

Medical Malpractice/Surgical Error: New York, NY
$1.45 million settlement during trial for a claim of an improperly performed roux en y bariatric surgery procedure.

Medical Malpractice/Plastic Surgery: New York, NY
$17,500 verdict for lack of informed consent involving a mini-abdominoplasty that caused an unsightly scar requiring surgical revision.

Medical Malpractice/Surgical Error -- Paraplegia: Brooklyn, NY
$3.6 million settlement for a patient rendered paraplegic due to a claim of an improperly performed surgical procedure.

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If you or a loved one has been injured, contact us online, or telephone212-349-6171to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your situation and legal options.