Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Long Island Medical Malpractice Attorney

When we place our health care in the hands of medical professionals, we expect only the best service. After all, no one expects to leave a dental chair or an operating table in worse condition than when they arrived. The attorneys at Levine and Slavit have seen the damaging affects of medical malpractice. As medical malpractice attorneys serving residents throughout Long Island and surrounding areas for 45 years, Ira S. Slavit and Leonard S. Slavit remain steadfast in their commitment to helping individuals who have been harmed by medical malpractice. Whether your case involves medical or dental malpractice, birth injury or nursing home abuse, our Long Island attorneys can help.

Our experience makes the difference!

Surgical Injuries

Surgical mistakes often result in death or serious injury. For many years, the attorneys at Levine and Slavit have helped individuals who have been harmed by surgical injuries receive just compensation and recovery. Armed with decades of medical malpractice experience, we work with clients throughout Long Island, including eastern Suffolk County. The lawyers at our firm are very familiar with complex medical jargon and are knowledgeable in the laws that govern the medical community. When faced with a life-altering experience, you want to be sure you have the legal superiority of an expert law firm behind you all the way.

Failure to Diagnose

It has been estimated that roughly 45 percent of all medical malpractice cases involve failure to diagnose. When a serious condition is overlooked, it can often advance to an irreparable state or even lead to death (see wrongful death). If you live on or near Long Island and have been harmed as a result of a failure to diagnose, contact our medical malpractice attorneys as soon as possible. A statute of limitations restricts the amount of time you have to file a claim.

Improper Medication

Unfortunately, medications are improperly administered more often than people realize. Cases of improperly dispensed medications can involve such factors as allergic reactions, incorrect dosages, or medications prescribed for the wrong condition. Anyone with the ability to prescribe or dispense medication such as a doctor or a pharmacist can be liable.

Has someone administered or prescribed medication to you that caused injury? If so, there are legal recourses available to you, and our medical malpractice lawyers have years of experience working with such cases.

Birth Injuries

What should be the happiest time of a person’s life can quickly turn into a nightmare when a baby suffers a birth injury. Birth injuries can result in Erb’s palsy, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and autism and can be caused by medical negligence, inappropriate treatment or inaccurate diagnosis during pregnancy. If you or a loved one are dealing with the tragedy of a birth injury, the attorneys at our Mineola office can help. We have the resources, knowledge, and experience to effectively represent you, protect and defend your rights and obtain the best possible outcome in your birth injury case.

Hospital Negligence

When you are ill and in need of medical attention, the last thing you want to think of is the possibility of negligence by medical professionals and hospitals. Many types of cases can fall under the category of hospital negligence including failure to diagnose, emergency room errors, and birth injuries. Consequences of hospital negligence can be severe and long-lasting. With medical malpractice lawyers who have more than 45 years of experience, you can rest assured that your case will be in expert legal hands at Levine & Slavit.

Nursing Home Abuse

Imagining an elderly person that you care about being the victim of abuse is unbearable. Nationwide, nursing home abuse has been on the rise during the past few years, as our population grows older. Nursing home abuse and neglect can appear in many forms, including:

  • Rough handling
  • Physical abuse from staff members
  • Emotional or psychological abuse
  • Failure to provide adequate food or water
  • Ignoring calls for help
  • Substandard hygiene care
  • Sexual abuse

If you or someone you care about has been the victim of nursing home abuse on Long Island, get help immediately. Our dedicated and caring attorneys will ensure that your rights are defended and protected.

The golden years should be a well-earned time of peace and relaxation.

Dental Malpractice

For many people, the thought of a dental visit conjures up feelings of fear and anxiety. Usually, this fear is unfounded, and most people are given high-quality care and treated in a professional manner. However, when substandard dental care is provided, the effects can be severe. The dental malpractice attorneys at our Long Island office can help guide you through the web of complex legal matters associated with a dental malpractice case. Dental professionals are expected to uphold the same high standards of practice as those in other medical professions.

Consequences of dental malpractice can put a life at risk, such as the failure to diagnose oral cancer. Dental Malpractice can also include:

  • Injuries to the mouth, jaw, chin or lips
  • Wrongful death
  • Needlessly extracted teeth
  • Improper orthodontic procedures
  • Failure to properly examine or diagnose

Contact the Medical Malpractice Attorneys

If you believe you have a medical malpractice case and live on or near Long Island, contact the attorneys at Levine and Slavit today.