Medical Malpractice Fatalities

Medical error is noted to be the 8th leading cause of wrongful death here in the United States. Medical errors can incorporate mistakes made with respect to medication, surgery, laboratory results and diagnosis to name but a few.

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) printed an article whereby it stated that more than 225,000 people die annually from some form medical malpractice.

In New York, medical malpractice or medical negligence is the failure of a healthcare provider to act in accordance with the accepted standard of proper care in the medical community. In other words, when a doctor, nurse or other medical care provider is negligent and fails to act as would a reasonably prudent medical care provider of the same specialty and causes a patient to suffer serious injury or wrongful death, the medical care provider may be held responsible for damages done to the patient.

Medical mistakes usually arise from the physician, specialist, hospital administration, nursing staff, pharmacists, laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and even home care. You as a patient also have the responsibility to ensure your safety in regards to your health care. All of these factors add up to the fact that medical mistakes are sadly very common. It is the duty of the health care professionals to do all they can to minimize the risk of medical errors to any patient.

Losing someone is traumatic and upsetting. But knowing that their death was caused by medical malpractice multiplies the pain. These deaths can be categorized under many types of medical malpractice. They include: negligence, lack of consent before procedure, failure to diagnose a medical condition, anesthesia error, improper treatment of condition, delay in diagnosis, nursing home abuse, birth injuries, prescribing wrong medication or error during surgery.

New York State law requires victims to file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two and a half years of the claimed incident. Because this time frame is not uniform across all types of medical malpractice claims, it is imperative that you seek legal counseling whose practice is dedicated to this area of law and has a history of success with your particular type of claim.

The attorneys at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq. have years of experience representing many different cases across the Greater New York City area. Our highly trained lawyers and paralegals, work together as a team to achieve the best possible results at trial, to achieve a favorable settlement for our clients.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone poor maintenance and negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:
  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering
With the help of a dedicated New York Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq, we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers’ work on a contingency basis so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the Law Office Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.


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