Injuries sustained due to the malpractice of medical professionals are generally due to either a failure to take proper action (such as missed diagnosis) or active negligence (for example surgical error). The consequences can be devastating.
At Cascione, Purcigliotti & Galluzzi, P.C., we have successfully litigated a wide variety of medical malpractice claims. These have included the failure to diagnose cancer, mis-prescription of drugs, surgical errors including the leaving behind of foreign objects and many many more.
In 2014 Thomas Cascione obtained a 1.7 million dollar jury verdict in Brooklyn for a young man who was improperly prescribed a seizure medication that caused him to have a severe and life threatening allergic reaction. That case resulted in a confidential seven figure settlement before it was appealed. Every case is different but due to the high cost and effort of bringing a successful malpractice case we will not take you on unless we believe a substantial result is likely.
Sadly a fairly large number of these cases were wrongful deaths where a physician’s error cost a family member’s life. Obviously every death is a tragedy to someone and most deaths are not the fault of the physicians who cared for your loved one but only an experienced attorney consulting with a medical expert can determine whether a malpractice claim can be made. We pride ourselves on suing only the doctors who might actually be responsible whereas other firms take a “shotgun” approach by suing every doctor in your medical record. That is bad for your claim (wasting time and money) and bad for society and is often unnecessary if a proper evaluation is made in the beginning.
What if I am still treating with the doctor that I believe committed malpractice?
This scenario is not as unusual as you might think. People are sometimes trapped by their medical circumstances or their health coverage into going back to the same doctor they feel did them wrong. Our first advice is do not start muttering “I’m suing you” since it will simply motivate the doctor to cover his or her steps and will not get you any better treatment. We can discretely order your medical records and get a proper evaluation. Sometimes our experts tell us that there really was no malpractice and in that case why burn a professional relationship for no reason.
Furthermore if you are going to change doctors it is probably wise not to have your new physician knowing that you plan a lawsuit. Many physicians just want to stay far away from any litigation and may refuse to treat you even if you tell them they will not be called as a witness.
Medical Malpractice is a highly specialized area of litigation which is often beyond the ability of many “accident” litigators. If you think that you or a loved one might have been the victim of medical malpractice then you should consult immediately. Reach us online or by telephone at 800-807-2826 for more information.