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FAQ: Why is it important to hire a medical malpractice attorney with trial experience?

 A large majority of medical negligence cases settle out of court, but we always prepare to win in court. Strong trial preparation proves to doctors, hospitals and other medical providers (including their respective insurance companies), that we are serious about taking your case to court and we will not settle unless it is in your best interests.

To learn more about our approach and how we will handle your case, call us at 212-750-1200 for a free consultation.

FAQ: How much is my medical malpractice case worth?

 It depends on the nature of your injury and the lasting effect on your life. At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, you are an individual. Your actual recovery will depend on several things including noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, the ability to enjoy your life, and the consequences of your injury in limiting your ability to enjoy life; and economic damages such as loss of earnings and other out-of-pocket expenses usually attributable to medical expenses.

To determine whether you have a medical malpractice claim, schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys. Call 212-750-1200 or email our office.

FAQ: How long will it take to recover compensation?

 Medical malpractice cases are complex and litigation is often drawn out by the health care provider's insurance company in an effort to force you into a minimal settlement. Some medical malpractice cases may settle in less than a year. Others may take more than two years. Our medical malpractice attorneys are here to see that your case is litigated vigorously and aggressively, so as to avoid unnecessary delays.

But because every case is unique, it is important to talk to an attorney to find out how the law applies to your situation. For a free consultation, call our office at 212-750-1200 or email us.

FAQ: What if I can't afford a lawyer for my medical malpractice case?

 Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, P.C., handles all medical malpractice and personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, so you owe no attorney's fees or pay expenses unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf.

To learn whether you have a viable medical malpractice claim, schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York medical malpractice lawyer. Call 212-750-1200 or email our office.

FAQ: How much will it cost to litigate a medical malpractice case in New York?

 Pursing a medical malpractice case often involves thousands of dollars in costs, including filing fees, obtaining medical records, hiring experts to consult about your medical profile and other investigative costs. At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, we will advance these necessary costs. If your case is resolved with a jury award or settlement, these costs are paid back from the money you recover.

To learn more about how we can help with your situation, schedule a free consultation with one of our medical malpractice attorneys. Call 212-750-1200 or email our office.

FAQ: How do I start a medical malpractice lawsuit against my doctor, hospital or other medical provider?

 When you come to our office during your free consultation, we will explain what you can expectthroughout the process. Once you retain us, we will handle everything - from filing the lawsuit and obtaining your medical records to thoroughly investigating and preparing your case. We understand that it can be difficult to confront someone you trusted to take care of you - we are here to do that for you. Medical malpractice claims can take some time, so we will carefully explain the legal process leading to trial.

To schedule your free consultation in our office, call 212-750-1200 or contact us online.

FAQ: How often is liver cancer misdiagnosed?

 Unfortunately, liver cancer is often misdiagnosed because many of its early symptoms - abdominal pain, bloating, nausea or vomiting or lack of appetite - are often associated with the flu and other minor aches and pains. If you have liver cancer that your doctor failed to diagnose or misdiagnosed and your health has seriously deteriorated as a result, you may have a claim for medical negligence. Schedule a free consultation by calling 212-750-1200 or email our office.

FAQ: What are the odds of cataract surgery failing?

 According to medical experts, cataract surgery is successful 85 to 92 percent of the time. Serious complications in cataract surgeries happen only 5 percent of the time. But increased pain, swelling around the eyes and decreased vision are signs that a surgical error may have occurred.

If you believe that you are a victim of medical malpractice, schedule a free consultation with our office today. Call 212-750-1200 or email our office.

FAQ: What qualifies as medical malpractice?

 To practice medicine, doctors are required to act based on certain standards of care. When these standards are not followed and an injury occurs, then it is considered medical malpractice. When you come to our office for a free consultation, we will ask specific questions to help determine if you were a victim of medical malpractice, including why you sought medical treatment, how you were diagnosed, what kind of treatment you received and what your doctors told you.

To learn more about whether you might have a claim of medical negligence, speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer. For a free consultation, call 212-750-1200 or email our office.

FAQ: Is a perforated colon always due to malpractice?

 Perforated bowels or colons are not always due to a surgical error or medical malpractice. Some surgeries carry a natural risk of organ perforation even though it is not always a matter of medical negligence, notably where dense scar tissue is present. But doctors do have a duty to warn of such a risk prior to abdominal surgeries like hysterectomies. Additionally, doctors should look for signs of bowel perforation following surgical procedures. Delayed diagnosis of a perforated colon could result in serious infection and a medical negligence lawsuit.

But because every case is unique, it is important to talk to an attorney to find out how the law applies to your situation. Email our office or call 212-750-1200 to schedule a free consultation.

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