In New York State, there is no cap on the amount of settlement a plaintiff can receive as compensation in a medical malpractice case. According to a 2011 article in The Christian Science Monitor citing a study in The New England Journal of Medicine, for the almost one in five medical malpractice lawsuits that plaintiffs win, the average medical malpractice payment nationally is $275,000. And a 2014 article in The Washington Post, citing data from Jeremy Gower/Diederich Healthcare, revealed that New York pays more in medical malpractice lawsuits than any other state by far. One of our medical malpractice cases, for example, settled for $15 million.
Each Case Is Different
While New York state traditionally yields high medical malpractice settlements, any individual settlement amount depends on a number of factors, including:
- The injured person's earning capacity
- The degree to which the injury has affected the person's life
- The severity and prognosis of the person's injury
Medical malpractice cases can be difficult to win, as doctors and hospitals often have significant resources with which to fight lawyers that bring such allegations. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try if you or a loved one has been injured in a medical setting.
Make An Appointment Today
For your free initial consultation with a medical malpractice attorney in New York, call Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, at 212-863-9101 local or 866-516-5887 toll free, or email us to tell us more about your case. We can put your experience in perspective and advise you on the best way to proceed to protect your rights and interests.
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