We Are New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys
- Over 40 Years of Experience
- More Than $3 Billion Won for Our Clients
- Thousands of Lives Changed
Medical malpractice can result in catastrophic, life-changing injuries for patients. New York medical malpractice victims know they need a law firm that will not only maximize their financial recovery under the law but support and advocate for them along the way. The medical malpractice division of Janet, Janet & Suggs (JJS) knows that being injured by a medical provider's negligence is difficult enough without feeling as though you are facing an uphill battle for recovery. When you have been the victim of medical negligence, you deserve to maintain your dignity and respect.
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What Should You Look for in a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney?
When you hire JJS to represent you, you will be working with a team with decades of experience delivering historic justice for people who have suffered tremendously from medical error. But malpractice cases are not easy, and they are not usually resolved quickly. Insurance companies and healthcare facilities will often try to drag out cases to wear down patients, which can make malpractice lawsuits tough on victims. Because of this, you should be able to feel confident that you will receive long-term support from your lawyer—from day one. Working with us means legal representation driven by knowledge and experience. We build cases by taking into account all necessary factors:
- What the evidence says. JJS has the medical knowledge and resources needed to pursue the truth while investigating your case. With our efforts, you will have a chance to seek not only financial recovery for the harm done to you but also answers that may help you heal.
- What your treatment costs. Lawyers who represent medical malpractice cases must be able to see the entire scope of patients’ current and future needs when it comes to medical care and treatments. When preparing a case that seeks to recover the appropriate compensation, we utilize all possible resources, including our in-house medical experts, to help us calculate the maximum recovery for your case.
- What it takes to fight all the way. Taking on a case against big insurance companies or healthcare organizations is often quite expensive, which is only one of the reasons it may also be so stressful for victims. When choosing a law firm to represent your case, it is important that you know the firm has the financial resources to build the strongest case possible for you, no matter how long that takes. An inexperienced, underfunded firm may encourage clients to take unfairly low settlements early in the legal process when they are not equipped to take your case to trial.
How Can Janet, Janet & Suggs Help Victims of Medical Malpractice?
When seeking recovery for victims of medical malpractice in New York, JJS helps clients fight to recover financial compensation for the damages that have been inflicted upon them.
- Medical expenses. You should not have to be responsible for past, current, or future medical bills resulting from your medical provider’s negligence. Whether those bills include emergency room visits, inpatient treatment, surgeries, or even a lifetime of medical care, your malpractice claim can seek recovery for the costs.
- Loss of wages or earning capacity. The often devastating injuries inflicted by medical providers’ negligent actions can impact your ability to do your job, sometimes without the ability to ever return to it. When an injury impacts your ability to earn a living, you can seek financial compensation for your lost wages. In many circumstances, compensation for lost future earnings may also be available to you.
- Non-economic losses. New York laws around medical malpractice grant victims of medical error the right to recovery for their non-economic damages, as well. This may include your pain and suffering and diminished quality of life. Experienced malpractice attorneys know how to best calculate the amount of compensation to seek for non-economic damages.
Meet the Leaders of Janet, Janet & Suggs’ Medical Malpractice Division
Howard Janet has uncovered medical mistakes that other lawyers have missed and represented clients throughout much of the country, recovering record-breaking results. He has authored multiple books, including Navigating a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit, Representing Plaintiffs in Medical Malpractice Cases (lead author), and Patients’ Rights and Doctors’ Wrongs—Secrets to a Safer Pregnancy and Childbirth, which he co-authored with JJS’s Dr. Giles Manley.
Ken Suggs served as president of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now known as American Association of Justice), the leading national plaintiff’s bar association, and has been a relentless advocate for his clients for over 40 years.
Dr. Giles Manley is a board-certified physician who practiced medicine for 20 years before becoming a medical malpractice attorney. He has won a number of seven-figure verdicts on behalf of his clients, and the value his medical knowledge and experience brings to his clients’ cases is priceless.
Gerald Jowers represents patients who have been harmed by medical malpractice, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices, recovering extraordinary results for clients and their families at the settlement table and in the courtroom.
What Results Has JJS Achieved for Our Clients?
JJS’s trial lawyers are nationally recognized for having successfully recovered millions for victims of medical malpractice in record-breaking lawsuits in New York and across the country.
- $18 Million for Medication Error: This settlement against a pharmacy in New York was for an error that resulted in the incorrect medication being dispensed to a pregnant mother. Their negligence resulted in her child’s development of a neural tube defect, which resulted in paraplegia and other severe injuries.
- $33.5 Million for Delayed C-Section: A Tennessee jury awarded this record-breaking verdict after determining that the doctors’ negligent delays in performing a medically necessary Caesarean section resulted in the baby developing severe brain damage as well as cerebral palsy.
- $24.25 Million for Failure to Diagnose: Another record-breaking medical malpractice verdict awarded by a Washington, DC, jury was for a child who suffered preventable brain damage and cerebral palsy after her doctors neglected to diagnose and respond to her airway obstruction.
- $13 Million for Poor Postoperative Care: This settlement against a US government-employed medical provider was for the patient receiving poor postoperative care that resulted in cerebral palsy and brain damage.
During the preparation of your case, your attorney will investigate the circumstances of your injury to determine which parties are responsible, which damages to include in the suit, and how much compensation to seek.
- Past and future medical costs
- Costs of additional care
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Lost wage-earning capacity
In New York, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice suit is generally two years and six months from the end of the time you received treatment from the party you intend to sue. There are special circumstances for some types of malpractice, such as a foreign object being left behind after surgery or a cancer misdiagnosis. Regardless of the type of medical error, you should speak with an attorney as soon as you suspect something is wrong. The more time that passes, the harder it might be to win your case, even if you are within the statute of limitations. Acting swiftly can help you to protect your rights and will give your lawyer a better chance to help you win your case.
Local Resources for Victims of Medical Malpractice in New York, NY
Being a victim of medical malpractice can result in severe and debilitating physical disabilities, but the harms inflicted on victims of medical malpractice are not just physical. Severe injuries that result from negligence often require ongoing care and community assistance, especially while you await the resolution of your case.
- New York State Department of Health: If you have a complaint about the care you received from a medical provider, you may submit a complaint to the state Department of Health.
- Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance: This state resource has programs that can support you with cash assistance, paying for food, Social Security benefits, housing assistance, and other resources that victims of medical malpractice may find helpful.
- Center for Independence of the Disabled: When severe injury has left victims of medical malpractice disabled for life, learning to regain independence with dignity can be an important part of the healing process. CID-NY offers support and resources for those with long-term needs.
- New York State Medical Financial Aid: New York state law prevents hospitals from unfairly charging patients for medical care. This division of the state Department of Health can help you understand your rights when it comes to making sure that you are being billed fairly, or you can file a complaint about a medical facility’s billing or collections practices.
Locations We Serve
Janet, Janet & Suggs is proud to offer representation for families across the country, including in Maryland, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Washington, DC. We represent clients in these states as well as on a case-by-case basis in courtrooms across the country.
Our Practice Areas
JJS is committed to providing the opportunity for recovery to those who have been the victims of others’ reckless, careless, or grievous actions.
- Birth injuries
- Brain injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Clergy sexual abuse
- Defective drugs
- Defective medical products
- Defective products
- Military medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Personal injury
- Product liability
- Sexual abuse
- Surgical errors
Why Choose Janet, Janet & Suggs for Your New York, NY, Malpractice Case?
The nationally recognized medical malpractice lawyers at JJS understand that medical malpractice cases are more than just another case we can win. These cases are about getting your life back to the fullest extent possible. JJS has the knowledge and resources to litigate your case aggressively to get you answers and fair compensation for the harm caused by your medical provider, whether through a toughly negotiated settlement or favorable jury verdict.
Our track record of record-breaking verdicts and settlements is just one indicator of JJS’s success in fighting for our clients’ recovery. We do not charge any upfront costs to represent our clients, and you will not pay us anything unless we get financial compensation for you. Contact the medical malpractice team at Janet Janet & Suggs today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
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New York, NY 10036