Understanding Medical Malpractice And Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Timing can make all the difference in the medical industry. If your loved one's doctor failed to take appropriate measures in a timely manner, you deserve answers. Nothing is more overwhelming than the loss of a loved one because substandard medical care was delivered.

At Smiley & Smiley, LLP, our family-run and -operated law firm is committed to taking care of your family during this difficult time. Since 1968, we have focused exclusively on handling personal injury and medical malpractice claims in New York City. Beyond our years of experience, we are compassionate attorneys who understand the value of family. We want to stand by your side and address any of your legal concerns so you can focus on healing together as a family.

Fighting For Full Financial Recovery

Our medical malpractice attorneys have handled more than a thousand personal injury claims in New York. We have a clear understanding of how the law applies to the practice of medicine. When medical professionals cut corners putting patients' lives in jeopardy, we help families obtain the compensation they are entitled to. Our law firm has access to industry-leading medical experts who can help us determine if your loved one's life was put at risk because standard procedures were overlooked, for example:

  • Did the doctor overlook signs of a heart attack or stroke as a less serious medical condition?
  • Did the urologist fail to notify your family member of a cancerous tumor?
  • Was your loved one put at risk after a doctor failed to timely treat cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer or bone cancer?
  • Did a pharmacist fail to prescribe the right prescription or gave your loved one the wrong dosage?
  • Were standard procedures overlooked in an emergency room leading to a fatal surgical error?

Every medical malpractice claim is fact-specific. We conduct thorough investigations to identify all sources of liability. If more than one party caused your loved one's fatality, we will not hesitate to pursue compensation from all negligent parties. We want your family to be able to focus on the future without worrying about how you will cover expenses related to the wrongful death accident. Our legal team will take every measure possible to help you secure compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, hospital bills related to the accident and funeral expenses.

Select An Attorney With Experience Getting Results In Manhattan

Medical malpractice claims can be highly technical. Select an experienced attorney who understands the practice of medicine. At Smiley & Smiley, LLP, we don't dabble in handling medical malpractice claims. In fact, local attorneys refer their clients to us because of our credibility in handling complex medical malpractice claims.

We have more than 80 years of combined experience securing million dollar and multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts for families with fatal accident claims. For example, we obtained $3.75 million for a family who lost a husband and father after a urologist failed to notify them of prostate biopsy results that were positive for cancer. When you select our law firm, we will apply our years of experience and legal skills to help you get the results you are entitled.

Contact Our Experienced Malpractice Accident Lawyers

Insurance adjusters may already be at your heels with a settlement offer. This may be tempting to start covering some of the immediate expenses you are facing. However, insurance adjusters rarely offer the full amount of compensation families with fatal accident claims need. When the stakes are high, contact our Manhattan lawyers online, call 212-986-2022 or call us toll free at 866-SMILEYLAW to pursue the compensation you are entitled.

We provide free initial consultations and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our staff includes speakers of Spanish and Haitian Creole.