Medical malpractice disrupts your life on several fronts. In the wake of a professional’s oversight, you may find yourself dealing with temporary or lifelong disabilities. Your trust in medical institutions may be permanently shattered. What’s more, you may have to foot the bill for the wrongs done to you. Where is the justice in that?
Richmond Vona believes that you have the right to fair treatment and support after an instance of medical malpractice. That’s why our medical malpractice lawyers in East Amherst are prepared to fight for you. You can turn to our team following an incident and secure representation as you take your losses before a judge.
Our East Amherst personal injury lawyers continually advocate for your right to a fair medical malpractice settlement. You can learn more about our services by scheduling a free case consultation with our team.
Reacting to Instances of Medical Malpractice
Victims of medical malpractice like you may not always discover their mistreatment right away. It can take months or even years for the effects of medical malpractice to have a noticeable impact on your life. That said, the moment you recognize that you’ve suffered from medical malpractice, you can take action. You can do so by:
Filing a Claim With Insurance Providers
Most medical institutions work with insurance providers to protect themselves from accusations of misconduct. If you find that you’ve suffered as a result of negligent misconduct, you may have the right to file a claim with the offending institution’s insurance provider. Doing so requires diligence, as you have to prove your right to a fair settlement as well as that settlement’s value.
Fortunately, you can work with an East Amherst medical malpractice lawyer throughout this process. In doing so, you can get ahead of insurance claims adjusters who might try to diminish the value of your claim. You can also contest bad-faith behaviors and denials.
If the need arises, Richmond Vona can take an insurance provider to civil court for said provider’s failure to recognize your losses. You can contact our team well ahead of time to discuss what that process might look like.
Going to Civil Court
If you don’t receive a fair settlement offer from an insurance provider, or if that provider continues to act in bad faith, you can take the offending medical institution to civil court. You do this by filing a personal injury claim naming the offending institution as liable for your long-term losses.
Should you want to take a medical malpractice claim to civil court, you must do so within the statute of limitations established by New York Civil Practice Law & Rules Section 214. This statute of limitations gives you no more than three years to investigate your losses. Take longer to file your claim, and you may waive your right to compensation.
Again, you can call an attorney to make this process easier. Richmond Vona can help you bring together the evidence you need to assign liability for your losses. We can then file your claim, arrange negotiations with the offending party, and/or prepare you to go to trial.
During your initial case consultation, we can discuss what to expect from the civil process.
For a free legal consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer serving East Amherst, call (716) 300-5885
How to Request Compensation for Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice survivors like you primarily pursue personal injury claims to secure compensation for their losses. If you want to demand financial support throughout your recovery, you need to:
Assign Liability for Your Losses
It’s not usually an individual who takes the blame for your losses. If you’ve suffered from medical malpractice, the professional who injured you may have the right to default fault back onto their employer. In such cases, you have to hold an institution responsible for your losses, not an individual.
You can hold institutions liable for your medical malpractice so long as you meet the court’s burden of proof. In other words, you must bring forward evidence of the institution’s negligence to prove your right to compensation. That evidence can take on a range of forms, including the following:
- Photos from before and after the noted medical treatment
- Opinions from third-party professionals
- Witness statements noting the severity of your treatment
- Social media statements and/or digital data describing your treatment
You can count on our team to bring together this information on your behalf.
Value Your Case
How much compensation can you get from a medical malpractice case? The answer varies. The circumstances that led to your instance of medical malpractice are unique and must be valued accordingly. In general, you may have the right to request compensation for losses like your:
- Emergency care
- Corrective surgeries or treatments
- Pain management
- Physical therapy
- Psychological therapy
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost opportunities to return to work
- Property damage, if applicable
The sum total of these losses represents the total value of your case.
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You Can Schedule a Free Case Consultation With Richmond Vona Today
You deserve compensation in the wake of unchecked medical negligence. Unfortunately, you won’t always get the support you deserve from an insurance provider. If you find yourself staring down a mountain of medical expenses and related losses, it may be time for you to call East Amhert’s medical malpractice attorneys.
Richmond Vona can guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim against the institution liable for your suffering. We can then represent your best interests as your case proceeds. If you’re ready to learn more about your right to a fair settlement, or if you have questions about liability in medical malpractice cases, call our team.
You can contact Richmond Vona today for a free case evaluation.