Medical Malpractice Lawyer In Syracuse

Time is of the essence in filing a medical malpractice claim. Patients of private and nonprofit hospitals have two and one-half years from the incident to take legal action. Syracuse has two state-owned hospitals in the city. The victims of malpractice at SUNY Upstate University Hospital or Community General Hospital only have 90 days to file necessary paperwork to protect their right to bring a claim in the future. Special rules also apply to the Veteran's Administration Hospital.

We Understand Birth Injury And Hospital Negligence Law In New York

A shorter statute of limitations reduces the time you have to take legal action. At Izzo Law Office, we proactively represent New York residents victimized by malpractice in private, nonprofit and municipal facilities due to:

  • Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis of cancer: A timely cancer diagnosis is crucial to a patient's ability to choose and begin treatment. Any delay or misdiagnosis can have a traumatic effect on a patient's life and recovery.
  • Dangerous and defective medical products: Sometimes, a medical procedure can result in injuries despite the doctor's best efforts. We assist clients who suffered injury from medical products ranging from pacemakers to replacement joints.
  • Birth injuries: The greatest wish of prospective parents is to give birth to a healthy child. It is devastating to have your child's health or well-being affected by medical negligence during birth. We help parents seeking recovery in these horrific scenarios.
  • Misdiagnosis of illness: As patients, we rely on our doctor's professional training to tell us what is wrong and to help us get better. Sometimes, a medical misdiagnosis results in injury or delays proper treatment. This is a form of medical malpractice for which you have the right to seek compensation.
  • Hospital negligence: A patient expects to leave the hospital in better condition than when he or she entered it. Sometimes negligence by hospital staff results in new or further harm. We help victims of hospital negligence seek legal recourse.
  • Negligent medical treatment: Even with a proper diagnosis, doctors and other medical professionals can negligently provide medical treatment. When a doctor's negligence has injured you or a loved one, contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney at Izzo Law Office.
  • Nursing home negligence: When we leave our loved one in the care of a nursing home, we rightfully expect he or she will be provided competent and caring treatment. Unfortunately, this does not always occur, and our loved one suffers injury instead. We assist clients pursuing legal claims after nursing home abuse or negligence.

Medical Malpractice And Informed Consent

Informed consent occurs when a doctor providing medical service, treatment or surgery provides you vital and required information. The medical professional must discuss known risks and benefits. He or she also must be competent and proficient in the recommended procedure. The hospital also has a legal obligation to ensure the doctor is qualified and experienced as well.

You have the right to information on your physician's experience, training and education. You have the right to know if he or she is board certified and has passed an examination in his or her area of medicine. The decision to proceed and sign a consent form is yours.

Lack of informed consent claims arises when:

  • The physician does not provide relevant information because of limited time with you.
  • The doctor doesn't have experience with a certain procedure.
  • The procedure being done is outside the scope of hospital privileges.
  • The consent form you signed results in a different surgical procedure being performed.

Let An Experienced Attorney Assist You

We represent our medical malpractice clients on a contingency fee basis. You only pay legal fees if we successfully obtain a recovery in your case. To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer at Izzo Law Office in Syracuse, call us at 315-421-1000 or toll free at 315-421-1000 or fill out our online intake form.