What Is Medical Malpractice?

Watch this video by dedicated Buffalo medical malpractice attorney Timothy Hiller Esq. as he defines medical malpractice and explains your legal rights if you’ve been injured due to medical negligence in New York.

Sometimes I’m asked, what is medical malpractice? I could give you the formulaic legal definition of medical malpractice is a deviation from the standard of care that’s acceptable for physicians. But what medical malpractice basically boils down to is a breach of trust.

We trust doctors. We trust hospitals. Why? Because we don’t know about medicine. Oftentimes we’re critically ill or in an emergency situation, and what choice do we have other than to accept the advice and the care that’s being offered by doctors, nurses, and hospitals? And we depend upon them.

Medical malpractice happens when that trust is breached, and the consequences can be catastrophic. Oftentimes they can be life-ending, so you need an attorney who doesn’t think about these cases in cold, calculating terms, who understands what’s at the bottom of all these cases, and that’s that you trusted this doctor; you trusted this hospital, and they violated that trust.

If you or someone you love was injured due to medical malpractice, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or loss. New York’s statute of limitations may impact your ability to file a claim, so it’s important to act fast if you’ve been injured due to medical malpractice. Contact us today to arrange a free, confidential consultation with a dedicated medical malpractice attorney and let our experience work for you.