Medical Malpractice

Empowering Individuals

How do I know if I have a medical malpractice case in Saratoga Springs?

Medical malpractice cases can be extremely difficult to prove without the help of a lawyer.

First and foremost, it is essential to look at the big picture: if you or a loved one had a negative medical outcome, was it the because the doctor was being negligent or was it because there was already an established risk of it happening? Many doctors are great at what they do, but they are not miracle workers; you need to consider whether or not this negative outcome was truly avoidable. If the medical professional you worked with did not provide a certain standard of care and you feel that other doctors would have done things differently, you may have a medical malpractice case.


Did you have an established doctor-patient relationship? This can slightly vary in certain situations, but this basically means that a relationship is formed when a physician affirmatively acts in a patient's case by examining, diagnosing, treating, or agreeing to do so. If you met a doctor at a party being thrown by a mutual friend, you asked them for medical advice, and their medical advice turned out to be wrong, this is not a doctor-patient relationship.

Were you or your loved one in any way directly hurt because of a doctor's negligence? In order to sue for damages, there must be real harm. If you think a doctor acted negligently, but his actions did not cause you harm in any way, this would not be a malpractice case. You have to be able to prove that an injury was directly caused by a doctor's negligence.

If you think you may have a medical malpractice case, fill out our easy online contact form today to schedule a free case analysis with one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys.

Personal Injury

Have you been injured at a job site, or in a vehicle? D’Orazio Peterson is an experienced Personal Injury law firm. If you have experienced serious injury due to negligence or malice, be sure to contact us to see what we can do to help you receive the justice you deserve.

Employment Law

If you were recently laid off during maternity leave or you’re having trouble at work and think discrimination is to blame, you have the right to fight back against your employer’s poor behavior. D’Orazio Peterson handles employment law cases involving FMLA violations and incidents of discrimination based on age, gender, race or disability.

Medical Errors

Medical errors are a leading cause of death, and many are preventable. We work towards eliminating those errors.