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Medical Negligence

Medical malpractice results in nearly 100,000 deaths and 1 million or more injuries in the United States each year, according to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. If you were seriously harmed or a family member died as a result of errors by a physician or hospital, Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP of Kingston, New York will evaluate your potential lawsuit at no charge.

Our medical malpractice lawyers represent clients in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Greene, and surrounding counties of New York, taking cases from Albany to Long Island. They have secured numerous verdicts and settlements on behalf of victims of negligence in hospitals, nursing homes, and outpatient clinics.

The Conviction to Win Medical Malpractice Claims

Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP has the experience and resources to take on all types of medical negligence cases, including:

  • Failure to diagnose cancer or other serious or terminal conditions
  • Misdiagnosis (leading to unnecessary treatment)
  • Medication error (wrong drug, wrong dose, harmful drug interactions)
  • Surgical error
  • Birth injury
  • Nursing home negligence

Medical malpractice claims require a high threshold of proof — on average, plaintiffs win damages only half as often as in other types of personal injury suits. To prove a doctor or other health professional was negligent, you need expert medical testimony that the medical care provided did not meet the minimum standard of care. Another element you must prove by expert testimony is that the negligence caused your injuries. Just because a patient has a poor result or outcome, does not mean that the doctor or hospital was negligent. In the practice of medicine, there are some risks which cannot be avoided, but the patient needs to be fully informed of all risks and possible side effects of any treatment or procedure.

Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP have access to the medical experts and other resources needed to prove liability and damages in medical malpractice cases. John Rusk and Dan Heppner are board-certified by the State of New York as Civil Trial Advocacy Specialists, meaning they have the education and trial experience to confidently represent their clients’ interests in litigation.

Mr. Rusk and Mr. Heppner are strong negotiators who will aim for a fair settlement, but they prepare every case for the possibility of a trial. Our firm has access to medical experts in various fields of medicine who can examine medical reports and help demonstrate how the physician, hospital or care facility erred or deviated from standard care practices. We break down the technical medical jargon to present a compelling case to the jury or insurance adjusters.

Contact Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Contact us if you suspect medical malpractice occurred at Kingston Hospital, Benedictine Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, Albany Medical Center, North Dutchess Hospital, West Point, a Veterans Administration (VA) hospital or nursing home in the Hudson Valley. We offer a free case evaluation at our Kingston or Marlboro offices, and we can make home or hospital visits.

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Kingston Office

255 Fair Street, P.O. Box 3356
Kingston, New York 12402

Phone: 845-331-4100
Fax: 845-331-6930

Marlboro Office

1390 Route 9W, P.O. Box 727
Marlboro, NY 12542

Phone: 845-236-4411
Fax: 845-236-3190

Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, is located in Kingston, NY and Marlboro, NY and serves clients in and around Ulster County as well as parts of Orange, Dutchess, Columbia and Greene Counties as well as many surrounding areas.

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