The United States has a large and varied population most of which is peaceful and law abiding. There are however large parts which are neither peaceful or law abiding and these too have to be policed. We are all well aware that violent, drug related and gang related crime is not being kept in check, despite the valiant efforts of the law enforcement officers throughout the US.
There is further little doubt that the law enforcement officers themselves have a difficult and dangerous job to do in enforcing the law and maintaining peace. Nevertheless there are still many cases of the police themselves being somewhat over enthusiastic in their duties, and this can lead to cases of police brutality. As an example the Occupy Wall Street movement has led to many cases of police brutality. There are claims of unlawful arrest, indiscriminate use of force and assault on unarmed and peaceful civilians and the unnecessary use of pepper spray.
The police are trained and are duty bound to obey very strict guidelines as to the use of force and when firearms may be drawn and pointed, when they may be discharged, the use of batons and other weapons such as tasers, stun guns, pepper spray and the like.
Any obvious misuse of these could well be an infringement of an ordinary citizens right not to be harassed by the police and thus one may want to engage the services of a New York Police Brutality Lawyer. They will investigate and institute legal action for redress in such cases. If Police brutality is found to have been the case then the complainant could be in line for financial recompense.
What applies to the Police applies in a similar way to the medical profession. They are duty bound to primarily do no harm in the treatment or surgeries or care that is administered to their patients. So if anyone has found that they are in a worse condition after medical care than they were prior to it the may have a justifiable action against the medical practitioners for malpractice.
A firm of New York Medical Malpractice Attorneys will consult anyone who feels that they have suffered at the hands of the medical care givers, be it a hospital or nursing home, ambulance and paramedics, alternative healers, such as Chiropractors and physical therapists or doctors and surgeons.
The kind of action may stem from a failure to diagnose an illness or a misdiagnosis, both of these could lead to an illness severely deteriorating or the patient having taken a course of treatment which failed to treat the real problem and may in fact have been harmful.
There are a whole host of potential malpractice suits that can arise out of infections, especially when it was contracted in a hospital. Similarly with a complication that occurs during surgery where the care givers failed in their duty to manage. Any complication with what should be routine operations or things like childbirth may all give rise to a legal action.
Contact a New York Malpractice attorney for an initial consultation to assess whether you have an actionable case.