Medical Professional Liability Defense

The Sugarman Law Firm has developed a close and long-standing relationship with Central New York’s medical community through its participation in charitable organizations, hospital boards, county medical societies, and through its representation of health care professionals.

At the Sugarman Law Firm, we value our relationships with the physicians, nurses, chiropractors, and hospital administrators in Central New York. Because we value those relationships, we do not sue any treatment provider for medical malpractice, and we focus exclusively on defending physicians, hospitals, medical groups, and nursing homes. As fellow professionals committed to helping others, the lawyers at the Sugarman Law Firm recognize that medical malpractice lawsuits can effect a professional’s practice, livelihood, personal life, and professional and personal standing in the community.

The Sugarman Law Firm regularly represents the Syracuse area’s most distinguished and experienced physicians and medical groups, and regularly retains skilled and experienced health care professionals to help us evaluate and defend all medical malpractice cases. When we defend a medical malpractice claim, our goal is to understand fully all aspects of the claim, from the medicine involved to the legal principles that will govern the case.

Although our main focus is to help our physician clients avoid litigation, our trial lawyers are highly-skilled and experienced litigators. We regularly retain skilled and experienced health care professionals to help us evaluate and defend all medical malpractice cases. Whether the claim alleges errors in diagnosis, surgical errors, lack of testing, improper medication, or inadequate care by a nursing home or hospital, we strongly believe that thorough preparation and open communication with our clients and consultants is the best way to ensure an equitable settlement or successful outcome at trial or on appeal.

Sugarman Law Firm also regularly represent physicians against claims brought by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the New York State Department of Health, and in licensure matters before those entities.

Mindful of the fact that, in addition to providing quality medical care, medical professionals are also businesspeople and individuals, the Sugarman Law Firm provides a range of other services to medical professionals. The Sugarman Law Firm can provide business counseling to hospitals, nursing homes, medical groups, and other health care providers, including counseling on business formation and dissolution, and equipment or office space leasing or purchase. The Sugarman Law Firm’s Labor and Employment Law Practice Group is also available to draft and review employment contracts and non-compete agreements. We also specialize in estate planning for professionals.

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