Medical Malpractice | Nursing Home Injuries

Protecting Your Family Against Malpractice, Abuse, and Neglect

According to a 2016 release of a study published in the British Medical Journal by researchers at Johns Hopkins, medical errors and medical injuries are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, with more than 254,000 patients per year dying due to errors and medical injuries caused by medical professionals and healthcare providers during a patient’s treatment.

When the medical system falters, our malpractice lawyers are on your side.

Medical professionals go through years of intensive training to become proficient and successful at what they do. However, even the most skilled individual can make a mistake or ignore proper procedure. To make matters worse, hospitals in the United States take very limited action to recognize if a patient has been injured as a result of medical professionals. If a medical error or medical injury has occurred and you or a loved one have been injured as a result, our medical malpractice lawyers can help.

At Campbell & Associates, our medical malpractice attorneys and staff are committed to protecting the rights of clients in Buffalo and throughout the surrounding communities. When representing people who have suffered losses resulting from medical malpractice or nursing home injuries, including injuries and the death of a loved one, we are compassionate in our dealing with our clients but aggressive in our pursuit of justice on their behalves.


Holding Professionals and Facilities Accountable for Medical Negligence and Abuse

Our medical malpractice lawyers are committed to ensuring that doctors, nurses, therapists, nursing aides, technicians and all other medical staff members be held accountable for their negligent or intentional actions. We confidently handle:

  • Childbirth injuries: It is especially devastating when a child is injured as the result of a medical personnel’s negligence during pregnancy, labor and delivery. Our firm is sensitive to the needs of parents who are facing childbirth issues involving hypoxia (deprivation of oxygen), shoulder dystocia, Erb’s palsy, misuse of forceps or vacuum, misdiagnoses, failure to diagnose and other matters.
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect: You trusted them to take care of your loved one and now you are observing signs of abuse and neglect – or worse. Don’t wait to take action if you see bedsores, infections, unexplained injuries, or other signs. If you think something is wrong, it probably is.
  • Surgical errors: There are many checks and balances that occur in the operating room before, during and after a procedure. However, surgical mistakes still occur, including operating on the wrong site or organ, removing the wrong organ or limb, leaving surgical equipment in the patient, errors with anesthesia, injuring other areas of the body while removing an organ or conducting another surgery, medication errors, and others.
  • Other medical malpractice claims: In addition, we also represent clients in a wide range of other medical malpractice claims involving doctor errors, nursing mistakes and medication errors; failure to diagnose and medical misdiagnosis of cancer, heart attacks, strokes and other medical conditions.

What is the statute of limitations on medical malpractice claims in New York?

If you have been injured by medical malpractice, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit. In New York, the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims is generally three years from the date of the injury. However, there are some exceptions to this rule, so it is important to speak to a medical malpractice attorney to determine the deadline for your case.

Are there limits to the amount of compensation awarded for malpractice claims in the state of New York?

There are limits on the amount of money that you can recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York. These limits vary depending on the type of injury and the age of the victim. For example, the maximum recoverable damages for pain and suffering for an adult is $500,000, and the maximum recoverable damages for wrongful death is $2.5 million.

These limits, however, are not absolute, and a qualified malpractice attorney can fight to get you more than what an insurance company may offer you or a hospital will settle for. For more information, read below.

A Victory Worth Noting

Our firm was successful in obtaining $4.1 million for Darnell Backus, a 49-year-old Buffalo man. He was injured and became partially disabled during the course of a surgical procedure to remove his kidney for donation to his own mother. Mr. Backus’ attorney at our firm, Colin Campbell, was able to provide evidence and documents detailing how Mr. Backus’ permanent muscle damage and spinal cord injury occurred during the course of the surgery, stemming from the negligence of the surgeon and hospital staff.

This is just one of the many favorable verdicts that our firm has received on behalf of injured clients whose lives have been impacted by the negligence of others.

Let Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers Help You

To schedule your free consultation to learn more about how we may be able to handle your medical malpractice case, call our office at

716-992-2222 or contact us by completing our online contact form.

We Advocate For You; Call Our Office Today

Our firm recognizes the difficulties that injured clients face, financially and physically. When you team up with us, you will not only have an attorney working with you side by side but you will also have a strong legal ally and advocate. We genuinely care about the outcome of your case, and we do everything in our power to help you secure a positive case result. To discuss your options, call us at 716-992-2222 or fill out our contact form.

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