A startling study published by a leading the leading Medical Institution of Johns Hopkins found that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, just behind cancer and heart disease. More specifically the study found that 250,000 deaths per year are due to medical error in the U.S. Their figure, published May 3 in The BMJ, surpasses the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (hereinafter CDC) third leading cause of death—respiratory disease, which kills close to 150,000 people per year.The Johns Hopkins team says the US government’s CDC’s way of collecting national health statistics fails to classify medical errors separately on the death certificate. The researchers are advocating for updated criteria for classifying deaths on death certificates. The study refers to deaths from medical malpractice as an “epidemic,” the study’s authors pointed out that vast sums of money are spent on research to prevent and cure cancer and heart disease, but relatively little is spent on medical quality and patient safety. As such, its imperative for a family that loses a loved one in a hospital setting, to hire an experienced plaintiffs medical malpractice lawyer to investigate the facts and circumstances.
We place our health and our lives in the hands of doctors and hospitals, and we expect them to treat us with the appropriate level of care, yet serious and deadly medical mistakes happen every day. In the American system of justice, the proper response to an injury caused by medical malpractice is to seek money damages from the doctor or hospital responsible, in hopes that any financial reward will help the injured patients cope with the damage done and move on with their lives, while raising public awareness about these tragedies and forcing doctors and hospitals to perform their duties with the appropriate level of skill and care.
In New York, the Lambrou Law Firm has fought and continues to fight for victims of medical malpractice so that they can get the compensation they need and deserve after being harmed by needless and unacceptable by medical errors of doctors, nurses or other medical professionals. New York attorney Lambros Y. Lambrou has recovered millions for the victims of malpractice and their families. He has also been recognized as one of the Top 25 Lawyers in Medical Malpractice by The National Trial Lawyers. Attorney Lambrou’s success as a medical malpractice lawyer started at almost the beginning of his legal career when he obtained his first seven-figure verdict in a medical malpractice as a young 28 year old lawyer. Since then he has recovered numerous seven figure recoveries for his clients. Additionally, a judge once commented that the outcome of one of his medical malpractice cases as “exceptional.” Learn more about medical malpractice law by contacting the Lambrou Law Firm.
Doctors and other medical professionals are required to meet the standard of care of all qualified doctors in the community. It can be difficult, to get doctors to admit they were at fault or testify that another doctor failed to meet this standard, and that this failure was responsible for causing an injury. Successfully pursuing a case of medical malpractice not only requires medical expert testimony, it requires an attorney who has done it before, who understands that highly technical and scientific testimony and who can make a jury understand it as well. Experienced medical malpractice attorney Lambros Y. Lambrou and his team, has the resources, knowledge, skills and experience necessary to properly present medical malpractice cases and present the facts to a judge and jury in a persuasive and compelling fashion. That ability has lead to many awards and recognitions for Mr. Lambrou and more importantly it has lead to great results for his clients.
The Lambrou Law Firm has also represented infants that have been injured at or around birth. These infants are subsequently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Hypoxic Ishemic Encepholopathy, Erb’s Palsy and a host of other conditions. These injuries, which can occur before birth, at birth or after birth are often caused by the medical malpractice of medical doctors or other medical professionals in failing to recognize fetal distress and act on that recognition. Fetal distress should be easily recognized by properly trained and observant medical professionals. Often time the parents don’t know that anything went wrong during delivery and believe their child’s condition is just cruel nature. If your child has any of the aforementioned conditions you should surely consult an experienced law firm like the Lambrou Law Firm. The Lambrou Law Firm has recovered millions for children that were the victims of medical malpractice and enabled the families to get life comforting care for these children.
As an experienced medical malpractice attorney, Lambros Lambrou understands the many complicated areas of medical malpractice law, such as the time required to file a medical malpractice claim. This deadline varies from state to state and also varies depending on the medical condition involved. Different rules may also apply in the case of injuries to children, or for surgical errors where a foreign object is left in the body after surgery. Most recently, the passage of Lavern’s Law has extended the time frame in cases of misdiagnosis of cancer in New York. The Lambrou Law Firm stays on top of the latest legal developments to deliver strong, effective representation in New York medical malpractice cases. Any questions regarding the statute of limitations can be answered in a consultation.
Contact the Lambrou Law Firm if you believe you have been harmed by a medical error. The time frame to file a claim can be very short, especially if your claim is against a city-run hospital. Contact an attorney who knows all the important elements of New York medical malpractice law and who will fight to get a just result in your case. Call 212-285-2100 for a no-cost, confidential consultation on your claim.