Wrongful Death Attorneys for Brooklyn and the Surrounding Areas
Wrongful death legal cases resulting from medical malpractice result in numerous legal challenges and complexities. Lawyers must identify and locate crucial documents, surgery footage and other evidence, establish a firm causal link between medical negligence and death, then argue in negotiations or trial for surviving family members' maximum financial compensation.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 888-335-9457 to speak with an experienced New York medical malpractice law firm.
At the New York City medical malpractice and personal injury law firm of Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, Ruffo & Giuffra LLP we have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation in medical malpractice-related wrongful death cases for:
- The conscious pain and suffering experienced by the deceased when alive and as a result of medical malpractice
- The financial damages from death itself, i.e. loss of income for surviving family members
Our lawyer team is skilled at locating and reviewing medical records, spotting discrepancies and working with medical experts and our in-house nurses to solidly identify medical negligence. Our investigatory skills are illustrated by two recent cases:
- In one case we determined that crucial evidence was missing from records because a double-sided document had not been photocopied correctly
- In another case we discovered that fetal heart strips crucial to a medical malpractice case were stored in retired doctor's garage.
A Recent Case Illustrates Our Effectiveness at Handling Medical Malpractice Wrongful Death Cases
We recently handled a case that illustrates the need for experienced legal representation in medical malpractice wrongful death cases. Why? Because, despite the fact that the deceased's surgical team inadvertently blasted air into his aorta, causing an immediate and fatal stroke, the defendants refused to take responsibility and offer a fair settlement.
We took many steps to support our claims of negligence and damages, including the flying in of a cardiopulmonary surgeon and his support team to testify at trial. The case eventually settled for $750,000, a sum limited by a New York law that prohibits financial recovery for emotional loss.
If you face a medical malpractice legal problem in New York, contact our firm. We offer free initial consultations, work on a contingency fee basis and are conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan. To contact a New York City medical malpractice lawyer, call 888-335-9457.