Preventable medical errors rank as the third leading cause of death in the United States. If you have been the victim of medical negligence, hiring a top medical malpractice attorney who can fiercely stand up to massive healthcare institutions is essential to getting the justice you deserve.
Kramer, Dillof, Livingston & Moore (KDLM) is routinely ranked among the top two law firms in New York for medical malpractice cases. Year after year our firm is listed to Expertise.com and Best Lawyers® as one of the best medical malpractice law firms for our unparalleled preparation and unmatched trial skills. Our firm has a reputation for fighting ferociously for our clients as if they are members of our family.
The National Academies of Science’s Institute of Medicine released a study that found over 1 million injuries and up to 98,000 deaths each year could be attributed to medical malpractice. This negligence can wreak havoc emotionally, physically, and financially for victims and their loved ones. Hiring a top-of-the-line medical malpractice attorney can provide the expertise required to serve justice.
“Everybody at Kramer Dillof Livingston & Moore helped make a very difficult time in our lives better. From the moment they took our son’s case we felt a sense of relief knowing we didn’t have to worry about the legal aspect of what we were going through and could focus on our son’s well-being. The best recommendation I received about KDLM, was from a friend that is an administrator at a major hospital in NYC. When I told him who we had retained for our son’s case he said, that’s who I would use if I ever needed a lawyer for a medical malpractice suit.” J.M. – former client
If you or a loved one have suffered from medical errors and believe you have a medical malpractice case, please complete this form or give us a call at (212) 618-6800. Our attorneys speak both Spanish and English. Please read on to learn more about hiring a medical malpractice attorney and the KDLM legacy.
How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case?
Every medical malpractice case is unique and complex. Medical errors can stem from a misdiagnosis, prescribing unnecessary medication, doctors ignoring symptoms, errors in surgery, lack of informed consent, and so forth. If you have been medically harmed, please contact a medical malpractice attorney.
What should I look for when hiring a medical malpractice attorney and law firm?
A successful law firm will have a track record of medical malpractice results, awards, and resources to handle trials and appeals. KDLM is named the #1 law firm in the Medical Malpractice Hall of Fame, obtained the second and third largest medical malpractice verdicts in New York history, and the largest settlement against the Health & Hospitals Corporation.
Most importantly, a firm should place the clients’ interests above all else and aim to obtain maximum compensation.
What damages are subject to compensation in a New York medical malpractice case?
Both economic and non-economic damages are available for compensation in New York. Economic damages account for any costs or financial losses that can or will be incurred as a result of the injury including medical expenses, loss of wages, future surgeries or in-home care.
Non-economic damages are more challenging to monetize due to subjectivity but account for the mental anguish caused by the incident including pain and suffering, disfigurement, trauma, and loss of enjoyment of life.
How much does a New York medical malpractice attorney cost?
All of our cases are on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not have to pay an attorney’s fee unless we obtain compensation for you. The fee is based upon a percentage of the amount recovered.
Why choose KDLM?
We pride ourselves on our meticulous processes, unmatched dedication, and aggressive advocacy that lead to achieving our clients’ best results. Below are some more reasons why clients choose KDLM:
- When American Legal Media (ALM) published its first Medical Malpractice Hall of Fame, KDLM was recognized for securing five of the top 25 cases, more than any other firm.
- We have appeared on virtually every “Best Lawyers” list for the past 20 years.
- Our firm achieved two of the three highest medical malpractice verdicts ever awarded in New York history.
- We have a full-time, in-house team of medical experts that review each case.
- We have secured over 150 verdicts of over $1 million and negotiated settlements in excess of $1 billion.
- Senior partners Thomas Moore and Matthew Gaier are authors of some of the most important legal textbooks on medical malpractice and trial practice, as well as a regular column in the New York Law Journal.
What are KDLM’s medical malpractice specialties?
We are prepared to handle most medical malpractice cases, no matter the complexity.
- Birth injuries
- Emergency room errors
- Surgical errors
- Medication errors
- Failure to diagnose/missed diagnosis
- Nursing errors
- Cerebral Palsy and brain injuries
- Wrongful death
- Review each of our specific practice areas here
What are some recent personal injury verdicts and settlements obtained by KDLM attorneys?
$172 Million – We secured one of the largest personal injury verdicts in New York State history. A 29-year-old disabled woman was tragically injured after New York City EMTs responded to her home and failed to perform basic emergency care.
$130 Million – The second largest medical malpractice verdict in New York State history. The lawyer turned down $8 Million and secured $130 Million for the family of a child injured during birth due to the hospital’s negligence.
$121 Million – Th third largest medical malpractice verdict in New York State history for a woman who did not receive timely diagnosis and treatment of Stevens-Johnson Syndrome.
$31 Million – New York State’s Largest Medical Malpractice / Wrongful Death Verdict of 2018 for the family of a 70-year-old woman who died due to an incorrect heart procedure.
New Yorkers who want the most experienced and award-winning medical malpractice attorneys turn to KDLM. For a free and confidential consultation on your potential case, please fill out this form or call us at (212) 618-6800. We speak English and Spanish.