Alvin H. Broome and Associates, P.C.-

Firm Overview

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225 Broadway Ste 3105
New York  NY  10007
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Medical Malpractice
Our NY medical malpractice attorneys regularly represent individuals who have died or suffered extensive injuries resulting from negligence of a hospital, physician, nurse practitioner or other health care provider.
Malpractice is the negligence of a professional, and Medical Malpractice is the negligence of a doctor or of a physician.

The negligence may take place at the office of a physician or it may occur in a hospital.

Medical Negligence is the failure of a doctor to use "reasonable care" when diagnosing, treating, or caring for a patient. Hospital Negligence occurs when a doctor or employee of a hospital fails to use reasonable care in a hospital when caring for a patient, when treating a patient, when diagnosing a patient, or when performing any one of the other multiple acts that a physician or a hospital employee will do.

The key to deciding whether an act or omission by a doctor or by a hospital is medical malpractice or negligence is: deciding whether a reasonably educated and cautious physician would not do what was done, or whether there was a failure to do something that a skilled, educated, and qualified doctor would do under in the same situation.

To say it in another way, medical malpractice is medical negligence, or simply, the failure to perform a medical service with the care or skill required. Sometimes medical malpractice is explained as a "departure from accepted medical practices" or a "deviation from accepted medical practice."

It is important to understand that a doctor who treats a patient should have the knowledge and skill that is expected of a doctor in the same specialty who performs the operation, treatment, or medical service undertaken. The doctor has to be skilled, has to know what he is doing, and must do it in a reasonably skillful, productive, and non-harmful way. Consult a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Manhattan to further understand how you can avoid medical malpractice and medical negligence

The doctor must comply with minimum standards of care. That is, he has to care for the patient in a proper, regular, normal way for the condition the patient presents with.

It is true that different doctors have different abilities, just like people in other professions, in business, or at other jobs have different abilities. The doctor does not have to be the best doctor in the world, but he has to be at least average and certainly not below average in the way the patient is treated. He does not have to be a genius or to have extraordinary knowledge that only a few doctors have. But, he must keep informed of all new medical developments in the field, and that is true whether it involves medicine, surgery, anesthesia, obstetrics, oncology, ear nose & throat, or any other specialized area of medical practice.

Importantly, the physician must treat patients with the approved means and methods of treatment in general and accepted use.

A doctor does not guarantee a good result, and a bad result does not mean necessarily that the doctor was negligent. But if any aspect of treatment was negligent and caused substantial damage, that maybe the beginning of a valid and serious medical malpractice case.
Wrongful Death
Our wrongful death attorneys possess a detailed understanding of New York's insurance and general liability laws. This means that we understand the different sources of recovery available to accident victims and their families.
The death of a loved one is a tragedy difficult to endure. This is true whether the loss is that of a parent, a child, or a grandparent.

New York State Law permits an action to be instituted for the Wrongful Death of a near relative, and for that person's conscious pain and suffering prior to death.

The loss of a loved one or what the law calls 'œWrongful Death' may be result of negligence, an accident, or medical malpractice.

Two basic elements of damages in wrongful death cases are compensation for loss, or for death of the loved one, and the conscious pain and suffering including emotional suffering of the person who died.

Included in the damages for wrongful death are the various services that the deceased would have performed for his or her family, for a spouse, and for loved ones. Most important is the amount of earnings that the deceased would have spent in the future for the care and support of those unfortunately left behind.

A wife is entitled to be supported by her husband for the entire span of his work life expectancy. Where a woman is working inside or outside the home the same holds true, so that her spouse would be entitled to the loss sustained.

Of course, children are entitled to be supported by their parents until at least age 21 and these days until education is completed.

The loss of a father or mother to children is invaluable and not only includes the loss or contribution to the support of the children and family, but also and importantly the value of the intellectual, moral, training, guidance, and assistance that the deceased would have given to the children if he or she had lived. Needless to say what a mother or father does for children is beyond value. According to the law, we must assess a value on each of these items.

An additional aspect of an action for wrongful death is the conscious pain and suffering that the deceased suffered between the time of the injury and the time of death. This conscious pain and suffering not only includes physical pain and suffering but emotional pain and suffering as well.

In addition, medical expenses, hospital expenses, nursing expenses, funeral expenses, and all other financial losses connected to the death are compensable.

Establishing these damages including the loss of support, the loss of voluntary assistance, and conscious pain and suffering also takes into accounts the loss of parental nurture, and care that a parent gives. Further the intellectual, moral, physical, guidance and assistance that the parent would give to children is also compensable. Even the love, guidance, and advice that an adult parent gives to adult children is compensable provided the proof of loss is sufficient.

Establishing these varied items of damages requires not only proof of negligence or malpractice in the underlying case, but proof of economic loss. Our firm uses economists, medical specialists, life care planners and nurses to paint a picture of the deceased and the tragic loss sustained.

If you are loved one are unfortunately in this terrible situation, please e-mail or call a Wrongful Death Lawyer Manhattan.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

The Law Offices of Alvin H. Broome and Associates has a strong track record with Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death cases.

At our firm, there have been more than 33 cases with verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more. These include: $41 million for a brain damaged baby, $8.2 million for the victim of a motor vehicle accident caused by improper roadway maintenance, $3.6 million for a man injured by a subway train, $2.5 million for a construction accident, and $2.15 million in a hazardous drug case.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Alvin Broome is a Trial Lawyer with vast experience and an outstanding record.

He has lectured at the Trial Lawyers Institute on catastrophic accidents, medical malpractice, and trial technique. Mr. Broome has been published in Bill of Particulars, and in the Trial Lawyers Quarterly.

Alvin H. Broome is proud to have been selected as the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the country by the American Trial Lawyers Association.

He was selected by “Superlawyers” Magazine in 2006 – 2012 as one of the top 5% of the Lawyers in the country and was also selected and listed in “Best Lawyers 2013″ edition, published in New York Magazine.

Mr. Broome was Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Wrongful Death for the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, the American Association for Justice, the Board of Directors of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

What separates the Law Offices of Alvin H. Broome and Associates from all other firms is that we are well versed in a wide variety of practice areas. We are constantly referred to by other attorneys as well as clients that we have previously represented. There have been more than 33 cases with verdicts or settlements of $1 million or more and we are proud to say that our track record speaks for itself! See what our client had to say:

Alvin Broome

Alvin Broome

Alvin Broome is a Trial Lawyer with vast experience and an outstanding record.

He has lectured at the Trial Lawyers Institute on catastrophic accidents, medical malpractice, and trial technique. Mr. Broome has been published in Bill of Particulars, and in the Trial Lawyers Quarterly.

Alvin H. Broome is proud to have been selected as the Top 100 Trial Lawyers

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