Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Personalized Representation to Take Care of You and Your Family
If you or a loved one has been a victim of medical malpractice, Chiariello & Chiariello is here to help protect your rights. The skilled attorneys at the firm are prepared to prove the medical practitioner’s fault in even the most complicated medical malpractice claims, such as if the initial liability may appear to be unknown. Injuries or death sustained from a medical miscalculation is not only a breach of trust between you and your physician, but it is also a violation of the standards put in place to keep patients safe.
Chiariello & Chiariello is a family-owned and operated law firm that aims to provide personalized and dedicated representation to injured clients. Despite being a small firm, they are not afraid to take on large insurance companies and advocate steadfastly for their clients. The attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience proving fault against doctors, nurses, and hospitals for ignoring standard procedures for the sake of maintaining profit margins.
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Medical Malpractice Cases We Have Successfully Handled
At Chiariello & Chiariello, the attorneys aim to help you obtain a full financial recovery for any pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other expenses you have endured due to medical negligence. The firm represents clients who have sustained injuries by a number of medical professionals, including physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, podiatrists, or physical therapists, as well as by clinics, surgery centers, and hospitals.
Some examples of medical malpractices cases the firm has successfully handled include:
- Surgical errors and hospital negligence
- Malpractice surgery involving foreign objects
- Anesthesiologist malpractice
- Delayed or misdiagnosis of cancer, including breast cancer misdiagnosis
- Failure to properly read MRIs, X-rays, or mammograms
- Birth injuries
- Nursing home negligence
- Lack of informed consent
- Failure to treat infections
- Failure to present options other than surgery
The Statute of Limitations and the “Discovery Rule”
Typically, medical malpractice lawsuits in New York must be filed within 2 years and 6 months of the act of medical negligence. This statute of limitations becomes a little more convoluted if the healthcare professional’s malpractice is part of a long-term treatment program. In such a case, the 2.5-year statute of limitations does not begin counting down until the date the treatment has concluded.
In situations where a patient could not have reasonably discovered that they have experienced medical malpractice, New York implements a “discovery rule” impacting the statute of limitations. This rule can be applied in any of the following scenarios:
- A medical professional has failed to diagnose cancer. The statute of limitations begins on the later of: (1) the end of treatment, or (2) when the patient should have known the diagnostic error happened and caused their injuries.
- A foreign object (e.g., surgical instrument) was left in the patient’s body. The statute of limitations in such a situation is the earlier of: (1) 1 year within the date of discovery of the foreign object, or (2) 1 year within the date of learning the facts that would reasonably lead to the discovery of the object.
Because of the nuances concerning the medical malpractice lawsuit time limits, you should seek to consult a lawyer immediately to protect your rights.
Let Chiariello & Chiariello Guide You and Your Family Towards Compensation
If you are able to prove a case of medical malpractice, you can obtain damages for your or your loved one’s injuries. One of the strongest assets you can have for your case is an experienced and resourceful lawyer who knows how to navigate the many steps of a malpractice claim, including consulting outside experts.
In every medical malpractice case Chiariello & Chiariello takes on, they work with an independent qualified medical expert to review all the relevant medical records in the case. This can help reveal whether there were deviations from standard medical care, which is strong grounds for a lawsuit. Note that doctors have a right to object to a settlement in medical malpractice cases, so these disputes often go to trial. Chiariello & Chiariello has a long track record of successful medical malpractice litigation and will work diligently to persuade juries to award just damages to our clients.
Contact Chiariello & Chiariello for a free consultation to discuss your next legal steps in more detail.
Serving the Community for Over 50 YearsOur firm has helped Nassau county residents with their legal matters for more than five decades.
Honest Legal CounselAt Chiariello & Chiariello, we pride ourselves on integrity and providing clients with straightforward advice.
Family-Owned Law OfficeOur firm has been in the family for over 50 years and we look to treat all of our clients as part of our family.
Small Firm Attention, Big Firm ResultsOur attorneys pursue maximum compensation for our clients while providing them with highly personalized attention throughout the entire process.
If you are experiencing hardship in your life due to another’s negligence, working with a skilled and knowledgeable legal team can make all the difference in improving your situation — and helping you get your life back on track.
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