Oswego County Medical Malpractice
From diagnosis errors to failure to monitor patients in recovery, all forms of medical negligence have the potential for devastating consequences. If you or a family member has been harmed as a result of medical malpractice, we can help you fight for just compensation. Call (315) 479-9000 to speak with an attorney at our offices in Oswego, NY for free today. DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP is an Upstate New York law firm focused exclusively on representing individuals and families who are suffering due to others’ mistakes. With more than 30 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys have recovered in excess of $100 million for victims and their loved ones – including numerous multi-million-dollar and seven-figure awards in cases of medical malpractice. In New York, medical malpractice is the failure to diagnose or treat a patient with the appropriate standard of care. There are numerous forms of medical malpractice; from doctors and nurses to hospitals and the Veterans Administration (VA), virtually all healthcare providers and medical facilities make mistakes that cause their patients harm. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP, we are focused on holding these parties accountable by standing up for our clients’ rights and ensuring that they receive the compensation they deserve. If you believe that you or a loved one may be a victim of medical malpractice, we encourage you to give us a call. We offer free initial consultations, and we do not charge any legal fees unless we negotiate an acceptable settlement or win a verdict at trial. Protecting patients’ rights against the hospitals and insurance companies requires experienced legal representation. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP, we have the track record, resources, and reputation to help you win just compensation.In the Words of Our Clients
Of course, we do not expect you to simply take our word for it. Your choice of legal representation matters, and it is important that you make an informed decision about the attorneys you choose for your medical malpractice claim. Here are just two examples of what past clients have had to say about their choice of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP:
"In my case, the insurance company was unwilling to compensate me for my injuries so we had no choice but to go to trial. I was extremely happy with how I was represented . . . . After Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. completed his closing argument, the insurance company finally agreed to compensate me for my injuries. . . . I would highly recommend Jeff DeFrancisco, Esq. and [DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP]." - S.D., Oswego, New York
"As a result of multiple medical errors[,] I sustained very serious injuries both physically and financially. . . . [F]rom the initial phone conversation until the completion of the settlement[, Jeff DeFrancisco] displayed a level of professionalism [and] knowledge of both medical malpractice law and medicine that cannot be surpassed. In addition, he was a compassionate, caring attorney through the whole process. . . . I was extremely happy with his expertise and highly recommend him." - Y.T., Syracuse, New YorkOswego, NY Medical Malpractice Representation
At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, LLP, we take a results-oriented approach to medical malpractice representation. This means that we focus on doing what is best for our clients – securing the largest possible financial recovery as quickly as possible. We do what it takes to win, and our aggressive approach to settlement negotiations and litigation has earned the respect of judges, the insurance companies, and our peers in the legal community. Our experience in medical malpractice cases includes representing individuals and families in cases involving:Midwife Malpractice
We represent clients in cases against hospitals, birthing facilities, and insurance companies arising out of midwife malpractice. Mistakes during labor and childbirth can have devastating consequences for both mother and child, ranging from stroke to brain damage and developmental delays. Our attorneys are deeply knowledgeable about the unique medical issues involved in birth injury cases, and we are passionate about ensuring that families have the money they need to cope with the life-altering effects of midwife malpractice.Neurosurgery Malpractice
Neurosurgery is one of the most complex fields of medicine. As a result, neurosurgery malpractice cases tend to be highly complex as well. We have the experience necessary to effectively represent clients who have been injured and lost loved ones due to surgical errors, inadequate patient monitoring, unnecessary surgical procedures, and other neurosurgical mistakes.Neurology Medical Malpractice
Neurologists are trained to prevent and diagnose serious illnesses. Unfortunately, experience shows that neurologists routinely make mistakes, many of which can lead to serious, and even life-threatening, complications. We represent clients in neurology medical malpractice cases involving misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, inappropriate medication, and other avoidable mistakes.OB-GYN Errors
Like all doctors, obstetrics and gynecology (OB-GYN) practitioners are held to certain standards of care. When they fail to adhere to these standards, patients can experience a wide range of medical conditions and complications, ranging from ovarian and cervical cancer to birth defect risks arising during pregnancy. Our attorneys represent clients in Oswego and throughout Upstate New York in claims for compensation based on all types of OB-GYN errors.Oncology Malpractice
Oncology, the practice of diagnosing and treating cancer, is an area of medicine in which we see an alarming number of devastating medical mistakes. Misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose can lead to avoidable cancers as well as unnecessary complications. We have extensive experience in oncology malpractice cases and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for sick patients and their families.Other Dangerous Forms of Medical Malpractice
In addition to the types of medical malpractice cases discussed above, we also have experience in cases involving:
- Anesthesia Errors
- Cardiology Malpractice
- Claims Against the Veterans Administration Medical Center
- Dermatology Medical Malpractice
- Emergency Room Negligence
- ENT / Otolaryngologist Malpractice
- Failure to Diagnose, Monitor, or Treat
- Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack
- Hospital Malpractice
- Medication Errors & Overdoses
- Orthopedic Medical Malpractice
- Pathology Malpractice
- Pediatric Malpractice
- Primary Care & Family Practice Malpractice
- Podiatry Malpractice
- Radiology Malpractice
- Surgical Errors
- Urology Malpractice
- Neurology Medical Malpractice
- OB-GYN Errors
- Oncology Malpractice
Q: Are all medical mistakes considered medical malpractice?
No. Physicians and other medical providers are entitled to exercise a certain amount of discretion in treating patients, and sometimes they need to make judgment calls. If a reasoned decision turns out to be incorrect, it will only constitute malpractice if it was made without exercise of the appropriate standard of care. That said, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, hospital administrators, and other medical professionals regularly make mistakes that fall below the requisite standard of care. If you are concerned about a medical mistake, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation.
Q: Are all doctors held to the same standard of care?
No. Each state has its own laws concerning medical malpractice, and New York follows a "locality" rule which states that physicians in certain geographic locations can be held to higher standards than others. Doctors in different fields can be held to different standards, as well. For example, an emergency room physician will not necessarily be subject to the same standards as a neurosurgeon who only sees patients by appointment.
Q: What types of compensation are available to victims of medical malpractice?
In New York, individuals diagnosed with illnesses and injuries caused by medical errors can seek financial compensation for all of their illness or injury-related losses. This includes both current and future losses, and in most cases victims’ future losses will far exceed their outstanding medical bills and short-term loss of income. In addition to financial losses, medical malpractice victims can recover compensation for pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and other non-financial losses. In cases involving fatal medical mistakes, eligible family members can seek compensation through a claim for wrongful death. New York’s wrongful death laws are complicated, and we encourage anyone who has lost a family member in Oswego to schedule a time to meet with one of our attorneys.
Q: Where can I find more information about filing a medical malpractice claim in New York?
For more information about your rights as a victim of medical malpractice, we encourage you to review these articles written by our attorneys:
- A Common Treatment Doesn’t Necessarily Equal an Effective One
- Bringing a Claim Against Your Doctor for Misdiagnosis
- Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit? Consult with an Attorney
- Mothers Injured During Birth Often Go Undiagnosed
- New Report on Medical Errors Paints a Bleak Picture
To find out if you have a claim for medical malpractice, contact our offices and schedule your free, no-obligation consultation. One of our attorneys will be happy to meet with you in person to answer your questions and help you make informed decisions about protecting your legal rights. Do not let delays or other mistakes jeopardize your claim – call 315-479-9000 or tell us what happened online and get started on the road to recovery today.