Despite various innovations in modern medicine, medical malpractice cases remain one of the leading causes of deaths in the United States. When medical practitioners are found to perform below the medical standard of care, they are liable to damages that often lead to complicated lawsuits. Cases may be as minor as a simple error or as tragic as a wrongful death.
In a medical malpractice claim in New York City, the plaintiff, with the help of an experienced NYC medical malpractice attorney has to prove that care or treatment given by a health provider fell short of the medical standard of care in his field, which caused evident harm. In legal terms, medical standard of care is defined as the “the type and level of care an ordinary, prudent, health care professional, with the same training and experience, would provide under similar circumstances in the same community.”