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Steps to Take after Suffering Medical Malpractice in New York

Medical malpractice can be life-altering and traumatic for many injured patients in New York, and it is often difficult to plan out your next moves after experiencing this firsthand. Suffering injuries at the hands of a doctor you trusted may lead to psychological trauma, depression, and a general sense of hopelessness. While these reactions are perfectly understandable, one cannot allow one’s self to become paralyzed by them. There are a number of steps you can take as you pursue justice.

  • Stop Seeing the Negligent Doctor

The first step is simple: Cancel all appointments with the negligent doctor and refuse to see them again. If you believe that they caused your injuries, there is no sense in letting them try to fix things. In fact, doing so might even make your medical injuries worse. In addition, courts may scrutinize your actions at a later date. Why did you continue to see the doctor if they were causing you injuries? This is just one example of a question that the doctor’s defense attorneys (and a medical panel) may ask as you pursue justice and compensation.

  • Look into the Doctor’s History

As you prepare to take legal action against the doctor, it might be wise to gather as much information as you can. New York has strict laws regarding transparency among doctors. All physicians must make certain information about themselves available to the public. This includes:

  • Information about their medical education

  • Information about any legal action taken against them in the past

Patients often discover that the doctors who caused them harm were able to continue practicing despite a clear history of malpractice. For example, an injured patient recently went public after learning that an OB-GYN had been allowed to continue practicing in New York – despite being stripped of his license on at least one prior occasion.

  • Avoid Social Media and Rest

It might be wise to avoid social media as you pursue a medical malpractice claim. This is because your every action will likely be scrutinized by defense attorneys and medical panels as you pursue compensation. An ill-advised photo may cause observers to doubt the truth of your statements – and the severity of your injuries.

On November 1, 2023, it was reported that a teen who went viral thanks to a recent Netflix documentary had been spotted “partying” with her friends on Halloween night. These photos were allegedly taken just days after her lawyers told a court that she was too sick to attend proceedings or testify.

  • Carefully Document Everything

As a general rule, it’s an excellent idea to document as much as you can about your injuries, your experiences, and anything else you think might be important. Save receipts, emails, doctors’ notes, and much more. Follow your attorney’s advice and gather any evidence that they believe may be helpful.

  • Book a Consultation with a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in New York

If you have been searching for a qualified, experienced medical malpractice lawyer in New York, look no further than the Glassman Law Group. We are well aware of the physical and psychological effects that medical malpractice may cause, and we have been guiding injured plaintiffs toward justice for years. With our assistance, you can follow the appropriate steps as you strive to hold negligent doctors accountable for their inexcusable actions. Reach out today to get started.


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