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Medical Malpractice FAQs

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers Here to Help You Find Answers

When a mistake is made with your medical care, you and your family pay the price. If you or a loved one has been harmed by hospital error or medical malpractice, you probably have a lot more questions than answers.

We're here to help you find those answers. While many of your questions will be specific to your injury and your situation, there are a number of general questions you might have about medical malpractice claims, such as whether you have a case.

For answers to questions not listed below, contact Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman to schedule a free consultation with an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney. Call 212-750-1200 or 1.888.4.TGLLAW or contact us via email.

Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Negligence

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 expect throughout 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.

The attorneys and staff handling your case will vigorously litigate and keep you informed as your case progresses. Medical malpractice claims can take some time, so we will carefully explain the legal process leading to trial. Remember, not all medical malpractice cases go to trial. If a settlement offer is made, we will carefully discuss your options and make sure that we are satisfied that accepting a settlement offer is in your best interest, rather than proceeding to trial.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

At Trolman, Glaser & Lichtman, our case results speak for themselves. Our attorneys are known for their willingness to proceed to trial when settlement offers are insufficient to provide the compensation you deserve. We fight, you win.

Contact Trolman, Glaser, & Lichtman, PC

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747 Third Avenue, 23rd Floor | New York, NY 10017
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