Doctor Malpractice

Helping Victims Of Serious Injury In Central New York


When we are in need of medical treatment, a doctor is supposed to help us get better. But when a doctor is negligent and does not follow the medical standard of care, it can have a devastating effect on our health. The experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC hold negligent doctors accountable.

Many health-care professionals can be involved in your care, but it begins with your doctor. The doctor in charge of your case is generally responsible for ordering tests, making a diagnosis, ordering the appropriate treatment and prescribing medication. When a doctor is negligent by taking inappropriate action-or by not taking action-it can result in harm or death.

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Examples of doctor malpractice include:

  • Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a serious medical condition
  • Failure to properly prescribe medication
  • Failure to obtain informed consent for a medical procedure
  • Failure to order appropriate diagnostic tests
  • Failure to accurately interpret a diagnostic test
  • Labor and delivery injuries
  • Surgical errors

Doctor malpractice refers to any act of negligence by a general practitioner, emergency room doctor, surgeon or specialist during the care of a patient. As a result, a patient's treatable illness may continue to get worse, or a patient can be left with a new health issue.

Holding negligent doctors responsible

As a result of doctor malpractice, patients may be left temporarily or permanently disabled. They may be left unable to work and lose income. In the meantime, medical expenses start to pile up. And for patients who are providers, the family finds it more difficult to make ends meet.

Medical malpractice cases are complex and it can be difficult to establish negligence. Doctors are unlikely to accept responsibility, and insurance companies will back them up. The doctors and insurance companies all have lawyers looking out for them. You need an experienced attorney who will fight for you.

Our firm has the knowledge and experience needed to get results in medical malpractice cases. We know how to handle big, complicated cases and what it takes to establish negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of doctor malpractice in Central New York, contact us for a free consultation.

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