Medical Malpractice Lawyers

When medical professionals make a mistake, the results can cause serious injury or death. 

Medical malpractice lawyers with Zucker & Regev can prove negligence in order to help you collect the compensation you need and deserve.

Victims in Brooklyn and throughout New York 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. He can use his background in medicine to help victims hold negligent medical professionals responsible.

Medical Malpractice: An Introduction

With over 40 years in practice, the team at Zucker & Regev, P.C. has handled nearly every type of medical malpractice case. When your medical treatment does not conform to the expected standard of care and you suffer injuries as a result, you are entitled to compensation. Our law firm in Brooklyn has developed relationships with leading doctors in every specialty who can review your case and testify on your behalf to improve your chances of success.

The Dangers of Medical Negligence: Sobering Facts and Figures

Medical malpractice is more common than you think. Numerous reports in recent years have uncovered some alarming numbers:

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Fatal Medical Errors

According to a 2016 study by Johns Hopkins, medical negligence causes more than 250,000 deaths in the United States each year. To put that in perspective, that means seven times more people die annually from medical negligence than from auto accidents.

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A Leading Cause of Death

These high numbers mean that 10 percent of deaths each year are due to medical errors. Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in America, behind heart disease and cancer. Medical errors can be factors in deaths related to both of those conditions.

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5 Most Common Mistakes

A 2015 piece in U.S. News & World Report listed the five main causes of fatal medical mistakes: medication errors, too many blood transfusions, excessive oxygen for premature babies, healthcare-related infections, and infections from IVs and central lines.

The Repercussions of Medical Malpractice: Long-Term Effects and Consequences

Medical malpractice is a special type of personal injury that can result in:

A Need for Additional Medical Care 

When a doctor fails to diagnose or treat a problem, additional medical care is usually required in order to correct that error. This can lead to major financial strain and require long periods of recovery.

The Disruption of Your Life

Medical errors and subsequent treatment can interrupt the course of your life. Career and educational setbacks are common as victims deal with illness and related challenges.

Permanent Disability or Impairment

Failure 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 One

Medical 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 a medical malpractice claim. 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, 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:

(718) 624-1211

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Fighting for the People of New York City One Medical Malpractice Case at a Time

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Pei Las

2017

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I researched medical malpractice law firms in New York City and came across this one. My father was injured and I wanted to make sure we found the best attorneys we could. The staff were all so friendly. The whole process was painfree and my father was able to get a very substantial settlement for his injury.

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Tia

2018

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The staff here is wonderful from the front office staff to the back staff Gary is a wonderful lawyer very knowledgeable and upfront. Guy is also another lawyer there / doctor which is pretty awesome to have a doctor and a lawyer on a case, especially a case that involves medical malpractice. They are all professional and welcoming which is great because walking into an law office can be pretty intimidating.

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Types of Medical Malpractice Cases

Surgical Injury

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.

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Anesthesia Errors

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.

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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 or failure to diagnose, our medical malpractice attorneys in Brooklyn are here to provide the legal support you deserve.

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Brain Injury

A brain injury can be devastating. In many cases, there are permanent, disabling repercussions that follow brain injury, including personality 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.

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Birth Injury

Birth injuries can be the result of trauma or a medical professional's mistaken diagnosis. These errors can prove catastrophic, causing irreversible brain damage requiring 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.

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a disorder that permanently affects movement and muscle coordination. This devastating 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 liable parties responsible.

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Erb's Palsy

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.

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Pediatric Malpractice

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.

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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome is a painful condition caused by bleeding or swelling in a muscle compartment. This is often caused by 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.

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Wrongful Death

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.

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A Brooklyn Law Firm Committed to New York City Victims in Need

Medical malpractice victims need the help of dedicated attorneys. Our law firm has spent more than 40 years representing clients in personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits.

Mr. Zucker has earned numerous accolades in more than three 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 are distinctions 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, schedule a consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers online. You can also call us in Brooklyn at: 

(718) 624-1211

A Record of Excellence and Compassion: New York City Trusts Our Law Firm

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John Panetta

2017

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These are the best lawyers in Brooklyn. I was in really bad shape and had no where to turn to. The staff is so friendly and supportive. I had a really great result with my case and would recommend them to anyone who needs a malpractice attorney.

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Terryann Matthews

2019

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I am very pleased with my result. I would highly recommend them to other people. They fight hard to hard to get the best result!

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Proving Medical Malpractice: What Lawyers Must Demonstrate

A medical malpractice case must prove the following in order to establish fault. If these elements cannot be demonstrated, the case will not be successful:

The Doctor-Patient Relationship

In simple terms, this means that a doctor agreed to provide a patient with a diagnosis and treatment. This is the simplest matter to prove.

Substandard Medical Care

Next, it 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 Harm

Medical 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 Losses

It's also important to provide proof of harm. This includes medical bills for subsequent treatment, evidence of an impact on wages, and relevant documents.

The Importance of Having an Advocate: How Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help

In order for your medical malpractice lawsuit to be successful, it's crucial to have a lawyer on your side. Our law firm has handled numerous personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice claims, and we are prepared to help you rebuild your life in the wake of significant losses. Our firm in Brooklyn possesses many qualities that have benefited our clients, including:

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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.

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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.

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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 in order to collect the restitution you truly deserve.

Lawyers Protecting Your Interests By Holding Medical Professionals Accountable

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Elissa Denniston

2018

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I had a family member and Gary Zucker and Guy Regev did a great job with this case. They are compassionate and competent attorneys. They are very responsive to clients and will answer every question you may have.

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Karen Bowen

2019

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These attorneys are very professional and helped me win my case in an expeditious fashion. We got a big verdict for my severe injury and I am extremely satisfied with the outcome. I would recommend anyone who is looking for an attorney to go to Zucker & Regev.

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Contact Our Practice

We offer free legal consultations and take cases on a contingency fee basis. Schedule your no-obligation case review with one of our attorneys today. Contact us online or call us at:

(718) 624-1211

Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

Claims must be filed within 2.5 years from the date the negligent action or failure 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 discovering the foreign object or facts that would cause a person to discover the problem.

Minors

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.

Insanity

You have two years and six months from the date the insanity is cured to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

If medical malpractice contributed to wrongful death, the family has two years from the date of the death to file a claim.

Filing a Claim Costs You Nothing

Attorney Gary Zucker's Brooklyn, New York-based law firm works strictly on contingency fees. Unless they can recover money on your behalf, there is no fee. The firm will advance any expense on the case.

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Mr. Zucker did a great job handling my case. He always keep me updated about how the case was proceeding and early in the case he was able to settle for more than I expected. You can't go wrong with hiring this firm.
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Zucker & Regev, P.C. Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Lawyers

At the Law Firm of Zucker & Regev in Brooklyn, NY, we represent victims of negligence, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and other personal injury cases with dozens of verdicts worth over $1 million. Our attorneys are affiliated with:

  • The American Bar Association
  • The New York State Bar Association
  • The Brooklyn Bar Association
  • The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • The New York State Trial Lawyers Association

If you are the victim of a personal injury or medical malpractice case, we want to help you. Schedule a consultation today by contacting us online or calling (718) 624-1211.

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