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How to Recover Compensation (and Get Your Life Back!) in a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

If you live in New York (or anywhere else in the United States) and you’ve been the victim of medical malpractice, you know that it can make a significant difference in your quality of living. Medical malpractice isn’t often talked about in health care but can have a great impact on general public health, whether it affects older adults or young children. Knowing how to get back on your feet and get your life back is an important part of this process.

Contact a Law Firm

In a medical malpractice case, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to handle the claims process by yourself, let alone the included trial or the possibility of a second trial. Even if your case goes directly to settlement negotiation, it’s important to contact a law firm as it can make a significant difference in the included trial and help negate the risk of bias during court proceedings.

In medical malpractice cases, it’s common that you’ll be working with a managing partner. Often, you’re going up against the business entities and a member of the board of trustees when health care gets involved. Sometimes, a health planning council will also weigh in on your case. With an executive partner on your side, you’re tilting the odds back in your favor.

While that sounds well and good, how do you go about finding a lawyer? First, review the facets of the law firm you’re considering. Do they have significant experience working in Long Island or with New York State public health? Even if you aren’t in the state of New York, you may want to consider a lawyer based in the state.

Attorneys like Howard Fensterman have years of experience working with medical malpractice cases. Mr. Fensterman, in particular, specializes directly in healthcare and financial malpractice law. It’s the goal of Howard Fensterman to help the victims of medical malpractice recoup their losses and move on with their lives without the burden of court cases and trials hanging over their heads.

Mr. Fensterman is also a prominent philanthropist in New York City and dedicates a great deal of his time and income supporting the city’s health care efforts.

Supplement Your Health

While you’re letting your lawyer handle the legalese, you still need to do things to focus on yourself. Especially if the medical malpractice impacted your mobility, you may be experiencing adverse effects on your body weight such as weight gain and increased appetite. It’s also possible you’re experiencing unintentional weight loss and are finding it difficult to consume enough calories.

No matter how many extra calories you add to your diet, it never seems to be enough. Publications like Psychology Today have linked lowered moods—which your case has likely caused—to appetite increases and weight gain. Often, you’re getting extra calories without even thinking about it. Maybe you’re eating too much cream cheese and not drinking enough green tea. Your total calorie intake can impact your metabolic rate which is why you want your total calories to remain within a certain threshold.

Supplement manufacturers like industry pioneer Calerie have created nutritional supplements that target calorie burn at the cellular level. Not only do their supplements help you consume fewer calories but they also have added benefits. Calerie doesn’t just focus on your diet and total protein intake. Instead, they advocate for users to get enough calories each day but to also invest time in treatment diet diaries to help track calorie intake. Calerie supplements also help boost energy and have anti-aging properties that can help you feel more like yourself in the wake of a medical malpractice case. Taking a Calerie supplement and following additional nutritional advice is an excellent way to maintain healthy body weight.

Medical malpractice can have devastating impacts not only on your but on your loved ones and close companions. Navigating a malpractice case is complicated and it’s important to find ways to remain on your feet. Luckily, there are resources available. Make sure to look for them.

Jennifer Holland

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