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Urologist Malpractice

 Lawyers Helping People Seek Compensation for Harm Caused by Urologist Malpractice in Rochester, Syracuse, and Upstate New York

People experiencing bladder, kidney, or urinary tract issues and men with fertility concerns will often seek treatment from a urologist. Urologists undergo years of education and training so that they can provide their patients with competent and thorough care. Even the most thoroughly prepared doctors can make mistakes, though, and their errors often cause their patients to suffer devastating harm. Fortunately, people injured by medical negligence have the right to pursue damages for their injuries. If you sustained injuries due to a urologist’s reckless acts, you should consult a lawyer regarding your possible claims. The dedicated Syracuse medical malpractice attorneys of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers have ample experience helping people hurt by urologist malpractice seek compensation for their harm, and if you engage our services, we can assist you in pursuing the best legal result available. We often represent people in lawsuits against negligent healthcare providers in Syracuse, Rochester, and throughout Upstate New York.

Examples of Urologist Malpractice

Urologists are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating disorders of the urinary tract and male reproductive system. They handle a wide range of conditions, including urinary tract infections, prostate issues, kidney stones, and cancers affecting the kidneys, bladder, and genitals. Mistakes and oversights during the process of diagnosing and treating a patient who presents with such issues will often constitute malpractice.

For example, if a urologist fails to conduct the tests necessary to determine the cause of a patient’s symptoms or disregards the patient’s concerns, it could lead to the missed or delayed diagnosis of conditions like prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and kidney disease. This ultimately allows the unchecked progression of the illness, which can make it more difficult to treat and worsen patient outcomes. Additionally, errors during surgeries, such as vasectomies and prostate resection, can also constitute malpractice, as they can cause complications such as infections or organ damage. Additionally, inadequate communication of risks or treatment options to patients can result in inadequate consent and subsequent harm.

Elements of a Urologist Malpractice Lawsuit

People who suffer injuries because of careless urologists may be able to recover damages from the providers in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Under New York law, a plaintiff who wishes to recover damages in a medical malpractice case typically must first show that the defendant committed negligence.

To do so, the plaintiff has to demonstrate that the defendant doctor had a duty to provide treatment that comported with the prevailing standard of care and that the defendant breached this duty by deviating from the standard. The standard of care that applies is what is considered the accepted and good practice of medicine, which is defined as care that would be recognized as appropriate and acceptable by reasonably prudent healthcare providers practicing in the same area under similar circumstances.

The plaintiff will likely need a medical expert to offer testimony explaining the standard and the manner in which the defendant breached the standard. Finally, the plaintiff must not only produce evidence sufficient to establish a duty and breach but also to demonstrate that the breach caused them to suffer harm.

A plaintiff who successfully proves a provider's liability may be awarded damages to compensate for the financial and intangible losses caused by the defendant’s acts. Financial losses typically include the cost of medical care, lost wages, and out-of-pocket costs, while intangible harm includes suffering, pain, and mental anguish.

Talk to a Skillful Medical Malpractice Attorney in Syracuse, Rochester, or Upstate New York

Urologists who are reckless in the performance of their duties can cause severe trauma, and people harmed by such negligence are often able to recover damages. If you suffered harm because of a careless healthcare provider, the skillful Syracuse medical malpractice attorneys of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers can advise you of your options and help you pursue the full amount of compensation recoverable under the law. We regularly assist people harmed by medical malpractice in the pursuit of damages in Syracuse and in Rochester and throughout Upstate New York. To set up a confidential and free meeting, you can reach us through our online form or by calling us at 833-200-2000.

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