Representing Brain Damage and Medical Malpractice Victims in New York
Brain surgery is a complex procedure performed by the most skilled surgeons in New York. Like with any procedure, patients face the potential for risks and complications. Sometimes, however, patients experience brain damage resulting from surgical or anesthesia errors. Brain damage resulting from the negligence of another party may be considered medical malpractice, opening the possibility for legal action. Brain damage can be long-lasting and life-changing, but the medical malpractice attorneys at Leav & Steinberg LLP can help patients explore their legal options.
Effects of Brain Damage
Whether sustained in a car accident or medical procedure, brain damage can range from mild to debilitating. Possible symptoms include irritability, personality changes, memory loss, cognitive impairment, respiratory issues, and paralysis. Symptoms aren’t always immediately noticeable, but, over time, patients may become unable to care for themselves or function normally at work or home. This can lead to lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and a diminished quality of life. Additionally, medical bills can add up as patients seek answers. Those suffering may be able to pursue a case against the negligent party, so it’s important to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer if you or a loved one is in this situation.
Has Your Loved One Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice?
Even when functioning at near-normal levels, expensive, ongoing medical care may still be necessary. An attorney can help your family gain an understanding of your legal rights in New York. Additionally, a lawyer experienced in medical malpractice cases can work to understand whether negligence was involved. If your legal team believes you have a case, they will recommend legal action to hold the negligent party responsible.
New York State limits the amount of compensation one can recover for pain and suffering, but the best lawyers will assess your current and future needs and attempt to secure medical and financial resources to help you meet them. Whether you might expect diminished earning capacity or the need for lifelong medical care, your lawyer will provide legal guidance to help you overcome the challenges ahead.
Experienced Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Leav & Steinberg
Whether symptoms are subtle or severe, Leav & Steinberg will work to understand the impact they’ve had on your life. We understand that you’re no longer the same person, and our partners have the skills and experience necessary to convince a jury of that. We work with independent experts, such as neurologists, vocational and rehabilitation therapists, and other professionals who can assess your future economic losses, medical treatments, and challenges you’re likely to face ahead.
As our client, you’ll work with our team of partners, lawyers, and paralegals that are committed to providing top-notch representation. We charge no consultation fees or attorney fees unless we successfully recover compensation for your suffering. With years of experience, we have recovered compensation for medical malpractice victims from Manhattan to Long Island, including cases not taken on by other lawyers.
If you suspect that you or a loved one has suffered brain damage resulting from medical malpractice, Leav & Steinberg will advocate on your behalf so you can focus on recovery. Call us today at 212-766-5222 to request a free consultation.