New York Burns Malpractice
A burn injury is one of the most painful and horrific injuries that one can suffer in an accident. Common causes of burns include fires, explosions, noxious chemicals, and electricity. Burns are often caused by negligence. For example, a fire in a home or apartment may be caused by faulty electrical equipment, smoking in bed, or the lack of smoke detectors. While burn victims depend on the competent care of doctors to ensure that their burns are properly managed and complications treated, there are instances in which the victim’s doctor provided subpar care to the burn victim, with catastrophic results. Furthermore, there are cases where medical errors have actually caused burns. If you or a family member suffered a serious burn-related injury due to the negligent care of a medical professional, it is important that you contact an experienced New York burns malpractice lawyer to review your medical records and explain your options for pursuing compensation for your medical bills and other losses.Burns caused by medical mistakes
Victims can suffer serious burns due to medical mistakes made by doctors and other members of the medical staff.
- Radiation burns. Radiation is a type of therapy used to treat cancer. While it can successfully treat cancer, if administered incorrectly the result can be extremely painful radiation burns. Radiation burns can also be the result of improperly administered X-rays.
- Laser burns. The use of lasers has become a popular way of treating a variety of conditions. However, if not used correctly, lasers can cause burns and scarring. As New York burns malpractice attorneys we aware of many instances in which victims suffered serious second and third degree burns from botched cosmetic procedures such as laser hair removal.
- Chemical burns. While chemical burns are frequent occur at construction sites and manufacturing plans, they also can occur in medical facilities if dangerous chemicals are not properly stored, resulting in patients accidentally coming into contact with them. A medical facility must make sure that its staff follows established protocol in the storage and handling of cleaning supplies and other dangerous chemicals.
Malpractice related to burns can also be caused by the poor treatment of burns that were initially caused by other unfortunate events such as house fires, industrial accidents, or workplace mishaps. Burns require highly specialize care in order to avoid infection and other complications. Even with proper care, complications frequently occur. If you suffered a complication related to a burn injury, it is a good idea to have a burns malpractice attorney in New York review your medical records to determine if medical malpractice played a part in your burn injury complications.Pursuing compensation
When doctors and other medical professionals make mistakes in treating patients, the results are often serious and sometimes tragic. This is particularly the case when the mistake leads to burns and burn-related complications. Victims of this type of medical malpractice typically face substantial medical bills, a decreased quality of life, and loss of employment. The financial impact is significant on both the victim and the victim’s family. There are, however, resources to help the victim pay for the added medical expenses caused by the medical error, and to hold the negligent doctor accountable for his or her mistakes. Through a medical malpractice lawsuit you can demand payment for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. It is important to understand that while medical malpractice claims are typically brought against incompetent medical doctors, you can also file a claim against other medical professionals who were negligent such as nurses, aides, as well as the medical facility.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
For two decades the burns malpractice attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have been helping victims injured by medical incompetence hold negligent medical professionals accountable for their actions by helping them get compensation to cover their medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. We have the skill, knowledge and resources to help you with our burn injury case. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.