Medical malpractice arises when there is a failure by doctors, nurses and other medical providers to adhere to professional standards which results in the injury or death of a patient. Some medical mistakes include errors in the operating room, incorrect use of anesthesia, failure to properly diagnose an illness, medication errors and negligent practices leading to birth injuries. The injuries resulting from medical malpractice are often life-altering and traumatic.
The attorneys at DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers understand what you are going through when medical mistakes occur. A significant amount of our practice is dedicated to medical malpractice cases and we work toward holding medical personnel liable for their negligence. Our law firm works hard to make sure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and that your short- and long-term care needs are met. With offices in Watertown and elsewhere in upstate New York, we understand how Jefferson County courts operate.
Representative Medical Malpractice Cases In Watertown, New York and Jefferson County
We have long worked to achieve the best possible results for Jefferson County residents for medical malpractice cases. Examples of cases we have resolved in Jefferson County include:
- A woman in labor arrived at Samaritan Medical Center for the birth of her first child. Because the OB-GYN staff failed to detect signs of fetal distress, the child experienced hypoxia (oxygen deprivation), resulting in cerebral palsy. Today, the child requires 24-hour-a-day care. The confidential settlement allows for the child's daily and medical care needs to be met.
- A patient with diabetes required dialysis for kidney issues. While she was receiving such treatment at Samaritan Medical Center, the medical staff failed to recognize an infection at the site of the dialysis graft. This resulted in her developing endocarditis, eventually leading to her death. We represented the woman's heirs and obtained a settlement from the medical providers for her untimely death due to medical malpractice.
- Our client went to Carthage Area Hospital with symptoms of pancreatitis, but the medical staff failed to properly treat her for this condition. She developed hemorrhatic pancreatitis, which is often a fatal disorder, and an ischemic bowel, which is also a life-threatening condition. We obtained a settlement from the hospital to compensate the woman for her medical ordeal.
Medical Malpractice Attorneys Focused On Representing You
It is not our practice to retain more business than we can handle. Unlike most firms, we keep our caseload low so your case gets the time and attention it deserves. This lets us focus specifically on your case and helps us achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Contact Our Firm Right Away
Schedule a free initial consultation with DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers by calling our medical malpractice attorneys at 315-479-9000 or contacting us online. There will be no fee unless we recover compensation for you.