For over 40 years, BBNR has protected those wrongfully injured by obtaining million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of accident and medical malpractice victims in New York State. If a person’s complete disregard for common sense causes another human being to suffer, New York State law holds that person responsible for that incompetence, as a deterrent and as a matter of justice.
To prove medical malpractice in New York, the doctor, nurse, dentist, or hospital must have “departed” from the accepted standards of medical care. For malpractice, the mistake must be of such a kind that other doctors with the same medical training would find the medical care unacceptable. Also necessary to prove medical malpractice is showing that the “departure” of medical care was a “substantial factor” in causing injury to the patient. Not all mistakes by doctors cause injury to the patient. However, if a doctor fails to properly treat a patient and this departure results in an injury to the patient, then the doctor will be liable for malpractice. A minor injury will usually not warrant bringing a lawsuit.