Medical Malpractice

Lindstadt Law understands that injuries can change a person’s life, and an injury resulting from medical malpractice ("med mal") and medical negligence can leave a client feeling vulnerable and betrayed. We hold hospitals and medical professionals accountable when they make serious, often preventable, mistakes. 

 

When you are facing medical malpractice litigation, you are in for a fight. This is one of the most complicated legal practice areas. Medical malpractice is a complicated area of law. When you work with Lindstadt Law, you are working with leaders in the greater New York City medical malpractice field. Few people understand how common medical malpractice really is as every year, thousands of patients, suffer as a result of negligence or careless action or inaction by a doctor, surgeon, medical team, nurse, hospital, medical center or other licensed medical professionals and health care providers. 

 

There are many types of medical malpractice and medical negligence matters:

 

  • Misdiagnosis Or Delayed Diagnosis

  • Doctor Misdiagnoses A Condition

  • Delayed Diagnosis Of Condition

  • Doctor Failed To Diagnose A Serious Disease

  • Childbirth Injury

  • Fetal Injury

  • Brain Injury

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Seizure Disorder

  • Fractured Bone

  • Erb’s Palsy

  • Klumpke’s Palsy

  • Negligent Prenatal Care

  • Negligent Medical Treatment During Pregnancy

  • Failure To Diagnose Medical Condition Of Expectant Mother

  • Preeclampsia

  • Rh Incompatibility

  • Hypoglycemia Anemia

  • Gestational Diabetes

  • Failure To Identify Birth Defect

  • Failure To Identify Ectopic Pregnancy

  • Failure To Diagnose Of Mother’s Fetus

  • Failure To Diagnose Genital Herpes

  • Failure To Diagnose Neonatal Lupus

  • Negligence During Childbirth

  • Failure To Anticipate Birth Complications

  • Failure To Respond To Fetal Distress

  • Failure To Order A Cesarean Section

  • Incompetent Use Of Forceps

  • Incompetent Use Of Vacuum Extractor

  • Medication Error

  • Doctor Prescribed Wrong Medication

  • Doctor Misdiagnosed Condition

  • Wrong Drug Given Patient

  • Wrong Dosage

  • Doctor Wrote Incorrect Dosage On Prescription

  • Prescription Is incorrect

  • Nurse Administers Wrong Amount Of Medication

  • Equipment Malfunction

  • Anesthesia Errors

  • Anesthesiologist Errors

  • Failure To Research Patient’s Medical History For Complications

  • Failure To Inform The Patient Of Risks Involved

  • Failure To Provide Preoperative Instructions

  • Anesthesia Errors During Surgery

  • Delivering Too Much Anesthesia To Patient

  • Failure To Monitor Vital Signs

  • Improperly Intubating Patient

  • Using Defective Medical Equipment

  • Surgery Error

  • Surgical Error

  • Operating Room Mistake

  • Punctured Internal Organ

  • Operated On Wrong Body Part

  • Left Surgical Instruments In Body

  • Nursing Staff Negligence Caused Serious Infection

  • Compromised Medical Staff

  • Nursing Home Negligence

  • Labor Complications

  • Amputation Error

  • Spinal Cord Injury

  • Medical Negligence

  • Wrongful Death

Medical malpractice is often defined as the failure of a medical professional to follow the accepted standards of practice in his or her profession, resulting in harm to the patient. Medical malpractice professionals at Lindstadt Law focus on proof of failure to comply with accepted standards of medical practice typically requiring the testimony of someone with expertise in the area of medical treatment and healthcare services.  When doctors fail to make a proper diagnosis, render substandard care, or prescribe the wrong treatment, the consequences can be deadly. 

 

If you suffered a medical malpractice, medical negligence, birth injury or medication error in a New York hospital or clinic, contact Lindstadt Law for a free consultation regarding:

 

  • Anesthesia Error

    • Failure to properly intubate

    • Over-anesthetizing

    • Misuse of spinal anesthetic

  • Anticoagulation Errors – Failure to provide anticoagulants can lead to blood clots that could lead to:

    • Stroke

    • Heart Attack or Pulmonary Embolism

    • Other Serious Medical Condition

  • Brain Injury Error

    • Failure to perform diagnostic tests on an injury victim who has suffered head trauma

    • Failure to initiate emergency surgery to:

      • remove hematoma

      • repair skull fracture

      • remove part of the skull in cases of extreme brain swelling

  • Emergency Room Error

    • ER patient with fever and the staff’s failure to diagnose an infection

    • ER patient with a stomach ache and the doctors fail to recognize a bowel issue

    • ER patient with a headache that is dismissed by the nurses missing the serious issue of inter-cranial pressure

  • Failure to Diagnose Cancer

    • Breast Cancer

    • Prostate Cancer

    • Colon Cancer

    • Skin Cancer

    • Other Cancer

  • Heart Attack & Pulmonary Embolism

    • ER patient with chest pains, turned away due to failure to diagnose a heart attack

    • Patient with warning signs for a heart attack, such as irregular heartbeat, is not provided anticoagulants to prevent a medical emergency

    • A doctor fails to recognize blood clots that have formed while a patient was conducting air travel, and the clot leads to a pulmonary embolism

    • A doctor fails to provide anticoagulants, even though a patient has shown warning signs of pulmonary embolism, such as trouble breathing or other lung issue.

  • Failure to Diagnose Infectious Disease

    • Meningitis

    • Group B Strep

    • Sepsis

  • Failure to Treat Infectious Disease

    • Newborn Infection

    • Prenatal Infection

    • Post-Surgical Infection

  • Medication Errors

    • A pharmacy filled a prescription with the wrong type of drug

    • A doctor failed to look at medical records to see that the new medication prescribed would lead to a dangerous drug interaction with an existing prescription

    • The doctor wrote the wrong dosage on the prescription, leading to an unintended overdose

    • The nurse noted an allergy to a specific type of drugs, but failed to pass that information on to the doctor, who then prescribed a drug that caused an allergic reaction

  • Nursing Home Malpractice

    • Medication error

    • Bedsores, also known as pressure sores or pressure ulcers

    • Fall

    • Malnutrition and dehydration

    • Physical Abuse

    • Wrongful death

  • Pediatric Error

    • Medication Error

      • Overdosing

      • Under Dosing

    • Anesthesia Error

    • Wrongful death

  • Spinal Cord Injury

    • A patient goes in for knee repair and is allowed to become too hypotensive during surgery, which leads to a serious spinal cord injury

    • A patient is involved in a car accident and goes to the emergency room, where he is told he is fine only to suffer paralysis later

    • A patient is provided an anesthetic improperly and suffers epidural hematoma

  • Stroke

    • Failure to diagnose the possibility of a stroke by conducting proper tests to recognize blockage by blood clot

    • Misdiagnosis of stroke as another medical condition and subsequent failure to properly treat

    • Failure to provide anti-coagulation treatment to people with atrial fibrillation or similar indicators of preventable stroke

    • Mistreatment during surgery leading to hypotension, which then leads to a stroke

  • Surgery Error

    • Bowel perforation caused by error during laparoscopic surgical procedure

    • Untreated infections following surgery

    • Leaving surgical implements or other foreign objects inside a body after surgery

    • Nerve damage caused by improperly positioning a patient during surgery

    • Surgery on the wrong part of the body

    • Anesthesia errors during surgery

 

When you’re ready to explore your legal options and speak with a medical malpractice litigator at Lindstadt Law, call (844) LIND-LAW and schedule an appointment at one of our five locations. 

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