Doctors and Lawyers Can Make Mistakes

Medical Malpractice Attorney, Buffalo NY

Buffalo malpractice lawyer Craig Z. Small has been practicing in legal and medical professional malpractice since 1994. A reputable, skilled attorney, he helps clients recover full compensation for their losses.

Unfortunately, these mistakes can result in damage. Not every mistake is grounds for a lawsuit. However, sometimes the error is outside the bounds of acceptable professional standards. And that is when there may be repercussions.

Legal malpractice cases in Western and Central New York

Lawyers can make mistakes. Some mistakes result in losing your right to bring a lawsuit. Or, a lawyer may fail to do something that should have been done to win a lawsuit. A common form of legal malpractice is an attorney missing a deadline as indicated by a statute of limitations.

What is a statute of limitations? It is a time limit or a deadline for filing a lawsuit. The clock usually begins at the time of the incident in dispute and it expires months or years from then. After it expires, the plaintiff is no longer permitted to file the lawsuit.

Meeting statutory deadlines is absolutely vital to any legal matter. Failing to meet a deadline is considered professional legal malpractice.

Medical Malpractice Attorney Buffalo NY

Medical Negligence and Malpractice

Like lawyers, doctors also can commit professional negligence. Their medical errors can cause serious injuries and wrongful death. Here are some common violations of a doctor’s standard of care:

  • Failure to diagnose cancer
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Surgical errors
  • Operating on the wrong body part
  • Leaving a foreign object such as a surgical instrument inside a patient’s body
  • Birth injuries including brachioplexus palsy (Erb’s palsy)
  • Improper Prescription or Dosage
If your doctor or lawyer committed a major error, it could constitute professional malpractice. Do not hesitate to call to find out if you have a case. For a free consultation with Attorney Craig Z. Small, call (716) 427-6899 .
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