Thursday, August 30, 2012
Gerry's Educational Medical Malpractice Website
In a medical malpractice case in New York, it is critical to get the doctor you have sued to establish what the standards of care were at the time he or she treated you. There is a key reason for doing so.
First, the doctor is considered a medical expert. Since he is an expert in his field of medicine, I am permitted to question him about his medical knowledge and understanding of what the standards of care were at the time.
Once we have established a baseline standard of care, we then go through the doctors records to determine what exactly was done for you and why. I also want to establish how the doctor goes about treating your particular condition and importantly, how he diagnoses your condition.
Once we have established the facts in your case, I can then pose hypothetical questions to the doctor to determine whether the standard of care was breached or violated in your particular matter.
During the doctor's deposition, also known as pretrial testimony, or an examination before trial, I have the opportunity to ask the doctor opinion questions.
Watch the video to learn more...
Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client.
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering.
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at email@example.com. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021