Health care providers who act negligently must be held accountable for their actions and for the damages they cause.
New York, New York (PRWEB) November 29, 2011
New York City paid out approximately $135 million this year as a result of New York medical malpractice lawsuits at its public hospitals. This number reflects a 5% increase from 2010, reported the New York Daily News on November 14.
City records show the total payment covered 246 medical malpractice lawsuits. Some of the New York medical malpractice lawsuits were nearly 10 years old.
“Medical malpractice is serious. No one deserves to suffer from injuries caused by another,” said New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman, founder of The Perecman Firm, one of New York’s medical malpractice law firms.
For many patients represented in the New York medical malpractice lawsuits, the mistakes were life-changing.
According to the New York Daily News:
A Brooklyn man suffered a stroke after waiting for hours in the Kings County Hospital waiting room despite exhibiting early symptoms of a stroke. He was left almost completely paralyzed and settled for $5.5 million.
A Bronx woman visited a dentist for a cheek infection. He neglected to request a culture of the infected tissue and the presence of dangerous bacteria went undetected. Less than two weeks later, the bacteria had spread and she was left paralyzed. She won $8 million in a settlement.
“No amount of money can ever adequately compensate an individual or family for the death or the suffering of medical negligence that forever changes a life. However, health care providers who act negligently must be held accountable for their actions and for the damages they cause,” said Perecman, a New York medical malpractice lawyer for over 30 years.
For more information about New York medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm please visit http://www.perecman.com
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York medical malpractice, construction accident, and personal injury lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of medical malpractice cases including birth injuries. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, is a Board Director and the past Secretary and Treasurer of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more
recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict* for a construction
accident, a $5.35 million dollar verdict** for an automobile accident, and a
and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice****.
*later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
** later settled for $3.5 million
*** later settled for $90,000.00
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."