Medical Malpractice

Medical MalpracticeAt Morris & Morris Attorneys, we represent victims of medical malpractice in their cases against doctors and hospitals where their failure to appropriately care for people leads to devastating results. Medical malpractice claims arise when a doctor or hospital, through its staff, fails to meet the medical standard of care in the community and that failure causes personal injury and/or death. Medical malpractice can involve any area of medical treatment. Some examples include improper diagnosis, birth injuries and wrong-site surgeries. We work with highly-qualified medical experts to determine whether a potential claim is viable and should be pursued. Medical malpractice cases can be complicated and intimidating to many people. At Morris & Morris, we help our clients to understand the important issues and sift through areas that can be confusing to them. As with all of the matters we choose to handle, we focus on the case while the client focuses on getting better.

Did You Know
It is important to retain counsel promptly if you believe you are the victim of medical malpractice. Most medical malpractice cases must be brought within 2 ½ years of the malpractice event. Also, New York law requires the attorney to have the claim evaluated and certified by a licensed medical doctor before a lawsuit can be filed. The evaluation cannot be completed until we have obtained all of the relevant medical records. Thus, it is critical to retain counsel promptly in order to meet the time deadlines under the law.

Note – In the event of a wrongful death case, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of death. If the case is not commenced within the two year period, the claim will be forever barred.

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