Medical Malpractice Lawyers
When medical professionals make a mistake, the results can cause serious injury or death.
The medical malpractice lawyers with Zucker & Regev can prove negligence in order to help you collect the compensation you need and deserve.
Victims in Brooklyn, NY, and throughout the state can turn to our firm for compassionate representation focused on achieving justice.
Guy Regev Is a Medical Doctor and a Medical Malpractice Attorney
Guy S. Regev is both a medical doctor and a medical malpractice attorney. His background in medicine uniquely poises him to help victims hold negligent medical professionals responsible.
Medical Malpractice: An Introduction
The Effects of Medical Malpractice: Long-Term Effects and Consequences
A Need for Additional Medical CareWhen a doctor fails to diagnose or treat a problem, additional medical care is usually required to correct that error. This can lead to major financial strain and require long periods of recovery.
The Disruption of Your LifeMedical errors and subsequent treatment can interrupt the course of your life. As victims deal with illness and related challenges, career and educational setbacks are common.
Permanent Disability or ImpairmentFailure to treat medical problems as soon as they arise could result in lasting disability and impairment. This includes the loss of a limb, limited mobility, paralysis, and diminished cognitive function.
The Loss of a Loved OneMedical malpractice such as a delayed cancer diagnosis, a pharmaceutical contraindication, or a surgical error could mean the loss of a loved one.
Dedicated Medical Malpractice Lawyers Holding New York Doctors Accountable
Victims of medical errors and other types of malpractice need skilled and proven advocates to assist with their medical malpractice claims. The Law Firm of Zucker & Regev, P.C., with an office in the heart of Brooklyn, can help individuals and families in need of legal assistance.
Gary Z. Zucker began practicing law in 1984 and has handled numerous personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Mr. Zucker is a member of the Brooklyn, New York State, and American Bar Associations, as well as the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association. Guy S. Regev is both a medical doctor and a medical malpractice attorney, which gives him added insight into matters of negligence in the medical field. Mr. Regev is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the New York County Lawyers Association.
If you live in New York and believe you have a medical malpractice case, we encourage you to contact our medical malpractice lawyers online or call us in Brooklyn at:
Fighting for the People of New York City One Medical Malpractice Case at a Time
"Zucker & Regev have provided me with outstanding legal services over the last 2 years. Their legal and medical knowledge are invaluable, and they have committed both consistently and effectively to representing my interests. They have been accessible, professional, attentive and insightful throughout the process. I highly recommend this practice, for both the results and the peace of mind their representation has provided me." Will T.
Types of Medical Malpractice Cases
Negligence on the part of a surgeon, anesthesiologist, or an operating room nurse can have deadly ramifications. Hospital policies pertaining to equipment and staffing can also play a part in surgical errors and malpractice. When representing clients in these types of cases, our medical malpractice lawyers draw upon decades of work to help demonstrate that negligence caused or contributed to a patient's surgical injury or preventable death.
Mistakes made while administering anesthesia can have serious or fatal consequences. Effects can range from allergic reactions to brain damage and injured internal organs. Both the anesthesiologist and the surgical team must exercise diligence at all times when a patient's life is at stake. If you or a loved one suffered the effects of an anesthesia error, our team can hold the negligent parties responsible.
Misdiagnosis/Failure to Diagnose
A misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a serious illness can prevent a patient from receiving timely treatment. Doctors are highly trained and trusted to accurately diagnose health concerns, so they must be held responsible for careless inattention. If you or someone you love has suffered as a result of a misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, or medication errors, our medical malpractice attorneys in Brooklyn are here to provide the legal support you deserve.
A brain injury can be devastating. In many cases, there are permanent, disabling repercussions that follow a brain injury, including cognitive impairment andpersonality changes. A brain injury can occur as a result of oxygen deprivation during surgery, errors in pharmaceutical prescriptions, and other medical care mistakes. We offer support for victims and their families, helping them secure compensation for brain injuries caused by medical negligence.
Birth injuries can be the result of trauma or a medical professional's mistaken diagnosis. These errors can prove catastrophic, causing irreversible brain damage that requires long-term care. Birth injuries such as shoulder dystocia, infection, or a bone fracture may be less serious, but they can still cause pain, emotional trauma, and a need for costly medical treatment. If your child suffered a birth injury, our team can provide legal representation and support.
Cerebral palsy is a disorder that permanently affects movement and muscle coordination. This condition is often the consequence of oxygen deprivation, head trauma during a difficult birth, or an infection before or after delivery. If your child suffers from cerebral palsy, a medical malpractice attorney at our practice can help determine if it was caused by negligence and then hold the liable parties responsible.
Erb's Palsy is a nerve disorder that causes weakness or paralysis of an arm. This condition often occurs when a baby's shoulder gets caught in the birth canal during delivery. In many cases, medical treatment can fully resolve the injury, but some babies who acquire the condition will continue to experience debilitating symptoms. If your child's case of Erb's Palsy was the result of medical malpractice, our law firm in Brooklyn will fight to secure compensation on your behalf.
Parents rely heavily on the care and advice of their child's pediatrician. Unfortunately, when a medical professional is negligent in the diagnosis or treatment of a child's illness, it can have catastrophic consequences. Victims of these medical mistakes may require a lifetime of care. If your child was the victim of pediatric medical malpractice, we will pursue a claim on your family's behalf and hold the liable parties accountable.
Compartment syndrome is a painful condition caused by bleeding or swelling in a muscle compartment. It often results from trauma that creates abnormal pressure in the limbs or abdomen. If not diagnosed and treated, compartment syndrome can lead to nerve damage, muscle damage, and vital organs shutting down. If you suffered compartment syndrome due to improper medical care, we can hold the negligent party responsible for their actions or inaction.
The death of a loved one is always a painful event. When a careless doctor or surgeon is to blame, the loss can seem particularly senseless. Our medical malpractice attorneys recognize that no dollar amount will bring back a loved one. However, holding medical professionals responsible and collecting restitution for their negligence can prove helpful when it comes to coping with the loss. A medical malpractice lawsuit can also prevent a similar tragedy from affecting others in the future.
A Brooklyn Law Firm Committed to New York City Victims in Need
Medical malpractice victims need the help of dedicated attorneys. In practice since 1984, our law firm has spent almost 40 years representing clients in personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits.
Mr. Zucker has earned numerous accolades in nearly four decades of handling personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He holds an AV pre-eminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell and has been included in multiple editions of New York Super Lawyers. Dr. Regev is a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Legal Medicine. These distinctions are held only by a select group of doctors who also hold legal credentials.
If you live in New York City and have suffered because of doctor or hospital errors, request a free consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers. You can also call us in Brooklyn at:
Guy Regev Earns High Praise From Our Brooklyn Clients
"Very professional and knowledgeable. Lawyer with actual medical knowledge and degree, Will work for you to make things right. Do not miss details. They helped me with my dad’s case when other would not. My attorney was Guy . He is amazing doctor attorney. I very much appreciate his willingness to quickly follow up or accept a phone call when the legal process was not making sense.this place is the best. Great place to do business with. They handle their cases very professional with the clients best interest in mind. Highly recommend them." Mahya Sahara
The Importance of Having an Advocate: How Our Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help
Knowledge of New York Law
Understanding medical and personal injury laws can be difficult without the proper education and training. Our attorneys are familiar with all aspects of New York law as it pertains to medical errors.
A History of Negotiating Substantial Settlements
Hospitals and medical facilities have their own attorneys and adjusters protecting them. Our medical malpractice lawyers will be aggressive when negotiating a fair settlement, putting your needs first.
Willing to Take Your Case to Court
If we cannot negotiate a reasonable settlement with the defendant's representatives, you can rest assured that we will not hesitate to take your case to trial to collect the restitution you truly deserve.
Proving Medical Malpractice: What Lawyers Must Demonstrate
The Doctor–Patient RelationshipIn simple terms, this means that a doctor agreed to provide a patient with a diagnosis and treatment. This is the simplest element to prove.
Substandard Medical CareIt must be shown that the doctor did not meet the medical standard of care. Failure to provide competent care is a sign of medical malpractice.
The Negligence Caused HarmMedical malpractice lawyers must show a link between substandard care and harm to the patient, such as injury or worsening of a condition.
Evidence of Hardships and LossesIt's also important to provide proof of harm. This includes medical bills for treatment, evidence of an impact on wages, and other relevant documents.
Zucker & Regev is unique in that one of our attorneys is also a medical doctor. This provides us additional insight into the legal particulars surrounding medical negligence lawsuits.
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New York's Statute of Limitations For Medical Malpractice
In New York, medical malpractice claims must be filed within 2.5 years from the date the negligent action or inaction that caused the injury occurred. However, there are five exceptions to this rule:
Failure to Diagnose or Misdiagnosis of Cancer
You have two years to file a claim after learning about the failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of cancer.
Foreign Objects Left in the Body
You have one year to file a claim after the discovery of a foreign object or facts that would cause a person to discover the problem.
Minors have 10 years from the date of malpractice to file a claim. However, in cases of cancer misdiagnosis or foreign objects, these other statutes apply.
Medical malpractice cases involving those legally deemed insane must be filed within two years and six months of the date they are cured.
If medical malpractice contributed to wrongful death, the family of the decedent has two years from the date of the death to file a claim.
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"This firm puts clients first and treats each case as if it's their only priority. I have had the privilege to consult with Guy Regev, MD, Esq., on several cases, and referred close friends with serious cases to him. Guy's medical background means that he both understands and can explain complex medical issues, and he always takes the time to understand every angle of your case, explains things in a clear and easy to understand manner, and provides top notch zealous representation. Simply put, Guy Regev is the best of the best. I would use Zucker and Regev for any medical malpractice or personal injury needs." Izzy Appel