Rochester Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you or a loved one has been injured due to medical malpractice, our Rochester attorneys at The Barnes Firm are ready to assist you. We have extensive experience with medical laws, and we firmly believe that doctors should be held to the highest standards of practice.

Here’s what our clients get with The Barnes Firm:

  • FREE Legal Strategy Evaluation
  • 24/7 Access To Our Best Lawyers In Rochester
  • No-Fee Promise – We Don’t Get Paid Until You Get Paid

When doctors fail, their patients’ lives may be forever altered. Let’s work together to get you the compensation you deserve.

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The Barnes Firm’s Best Medical Malpractice Lawyers In Rochester

Contact The Barnes Firm today to speak with a medical malpractice lawyer serving Rochester and other areas of New York. Time is of the essence, as there are deadlines that must be met in the state of New York in order to qualify for a medical malpractice claim. We can provide you with a free, comprehensive case evaluation.

The Barnes Firm helps the communities of Rochester and nearby areas, including: Irondequoit, Penfield, Fairport, Webster, Brighton, Gates Center, Greece, Spencerport, Henrietta, Genesee, Chili, Victor, Mendon, Mumford, Churchville, Bergen, Le Roy, Honeoye Falls, Brockport, Hilton, Hamlin, Albion, Avon, Ionia, Lima, Geneseo, Ontario, Palmyra, Macedon, Canandaigua, Seneca Falls, Phelps, Geneva, Auburn, Warsaw, Wyoming, Mt. Morris, and more…

What Is Medical Malpractice?

When we seek medical care, we trust that the doctor we see will make an accurate diagnosis, prescribe the right medicine, and perform any necessary procedure perfectly. However, doctors are human too, and as such, they are fallible. Unfortunately, when a doctor makes an error, it could have devastating consequences. The damage caused could last a lifetime or even be fatal in the worst-case scenario. For this reason, there are laws in place to help protect patients from medical negligence, and to allow people to receive compensation in the event of an injury or wrongful death.

Healthcare professionals are tasked with keeping their patients healthy, but sometimes, through negligence or error, adverse effects occur — and the doctor may be held liable in situations like the following:

  • Injuries caused at birth
  • Failure to diagnose an injury or illness
  • Errors in diagnosis
  • Prescribing the wrong drug or wrong dosage
  • Errors while performing surgery

How Rare Is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is more common than you might think, and according to the Committee on Diagnostic Error in Medicine, anywhere between 7 and 17 percent of adverse effects could be attributed to diagnostic errors. Many times, these errors occurred because the physician did not have sufficient knowledge, or they applied it incorrectly; or they did not have the most up-to-date information about their patient available. Here are a few other statistics about the prevalence of diagnostic errors:

  • Diagnostic error in outpatient facilities is about 5 percent every year (or 1 in 20 adults); however, this figure is likely conservative
  • About 0.4 percent of all hospital admissions may be harmed by an error in diagnosis
  • 10 percent of patient deaths in the hospital could be linked to diagnostic errors

Medical malpractice in Rochester happens more often than it should. Fortunately, our attorneys have handled numerous cases like these, and we are prepared to help you seek compensation for your injuries.

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How The Barnes Firm Is Helping Victims Of Medical Malpractice In Rochester

The Rochester medical malpractice attorneys at The Barnes Firm have helped clients earn millions in settlements and verdicts to help families deal with ongoing medical expenses. In the state of New York, you only have 2.5 years to file a claim, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us today to learn more.

Our Rochester medical malpractice lawyers are ready to help you get the results you deserve. Call us today at (800) 800-0000.

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The Barnes Firm was very friendly, always quick to respond to our calls, emails. When we had any questions or concerns they were there to walk us through everything. Would definitely recommend them to anyone that is looking for an attorney that will honestly fight for you and has your best interest in mind.

-Nichole W.