Medical malpractice refers to the negligence of someone in the medical profession. This most typically is a doctor, but can be a nurse or other medical provider as well. No firm in Rochester or Monroe County has successfully handled more medical malpractice claims in the last 40 years than Faraci Lange.
With six attorneys listed in the Best Lawyers in America directory in the field of medical malpractice, two legal nurse consultants on staff and access to some of the most highly qualified experts in the country in all medical specialties, no firm dedicates more resources or obtains better outcomes than Faraci Lange in the medical malpractice field. That is why so many attorneys refer clients with potential medical malpractice claims to Faraci Lange.¬†
The odds are in favor of the doctors in court
Medical malpractice claims are among the most difficult claims to prove at trial. It is for this reason that statistics show that more than 90% of medical malpractice cases tried to verdict in New York State each year result in defense verdicts. Medical malpractice claims can rarely be successfully handled by attorneys without experience in this field.¬†
Faraci Lange has been representing victims of medical malpractice for more than 40 years. This experience provides a tremendous advantage to our clients and results in a high success rate in spite of the dismal statistical average outcome for this type of claim in New York State. This high success rate is attained both through careful analysis of potential claims before they are accepted and then in unparalleled case preparation once the case is accepted and suit is filed.
What you need to prove in order to win
In order to succeed with a medical malpractice claim you must prove that the doctor or other type of health care provider failed to practice within what is referred to as the standard of care. The standard of care refers to the general standard of practice for a reasonable practitioner in a particular area of medicine.¬†
Proving that you suffered a bad result from a medical treatment or procedure is not sufficient to meet this burden. Bad results can occur without negligence on the part of the doctor. To succeed the injured victim must prove that the doctor did something a reasonable physician would not have done or failed to do something a reasonable physician would have done.¬†
If a departure from the standard of care is established, then it must also be established that the mistake or error proximately caused the injury complained of. This is referred to as proving causation. Proving a departure from the standard of care but failing to prove causation results in the plaintiff losing at trial. Therefore, this element must be carefully evaluated prior to undertaking the case and expert proof on this issue is equally important with expert proof establishing medical negligence.
Why we make the difference
With our highly experienced medical malpractice attorneys and talented nurse consulting staff Faraci Lange has the talent, resources and experience to succeed against the insurance companies representing doctors and hospitals. Our team will thoroughly evaluate the claim, retain the qualified experts needed for trial and master the subject matter of even the most complex medical cases. That is why more people in Rochester, Monroe and surrounding counties choose Faraci Lange to represent them in medical malpractice actions than any other firm.