Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Rochester
Representing Victims of Medical Negligence in Buffalo & the Nearby Areas
Medical malpractice refers to the negligence of someone in the medical profession. This most typically involves a doctor, but can be a nurse or other medical provider as well.
At Faraci Lange, LLP, we have earned a reputation as one of the most successful law firms in the area in the area of medical malpractice. With nine attorneys listed in the Best Lawyers in America® directory in the field of medical malpractice, four legal nurse consultants on staff, and access to some of the most highly qualified experts in the country in all medical specialties, we have what it takes to aggressively and effectively pursue your claim. In fact, many attorneys refer clients with potential medical malpractice claims to Faraci Lange, LLP.
Why Experience Matters
Medical malpractice claims are among the most difficult claims to evaluate, work up, and prove at trial. That is why it is extremely important to work with attorneys who have extensive experience in this area of law. Additionally, that is also why it is highly unlikely that attorneys without such experience could successfully handle a medical malpractice case.
Faraci Lange, LLP has been representing victims of medical malpractice for more than 52 years. This experience often provides a tremendous advantage to our clients and results in a high success rate, contrary to the statistical average outcome for this type of claim in New York State. This high success rate is attained through extensive and detailed upfront analysis by a team of highly experienced attorneys, nurses, and medical experts at the outset, followed by thorough case preparation. This approach has led to successful resolution of a high percentage of our medical malpractice cases before trial, including some that are resolved even before a lawsuit is filed.
What You Need to Prove in Order to Win a Medical Malpractice Case
In order to succeed with a medical malpractice claim, you must prove that the doctor or another 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 will result in the plaintiff losing at trial. Therefore, this element must be carefully evaluated prior to undertaking the case.
Why Choose Faraci Lange, LLP?
With our highly experienced Buffalo medical malpractice attorneys and talented nurse consulting staff, Faraci Lange, LLP has the knowledge, resources, and experience to succeed against the insurance companies representing doctors and hospitals. Our team can thoroughly evaluate your claim, retain the qualified experts needed for trial, and master the subject matter of even the most complex medical cases. We are proud to represent individuals in Rochester, Buffalo, Monroe, and the surrounding counties in complex medical malpractice and negligence claims.
“When my frustrations with the process were heightened, my representative calmly explained how this type of litigation usually proceeds.”- Phil N.
“Kristin always kept us updated and advised us as to what our next steps should be.”- Dick K.