Negligence is conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm. A person has acted negligently if he or she has departed from the conduct expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances.

In order to establish negligence as a Cause of Action under the law, a plaintiff must prove that the defendant had a duty to the plaintiff, the defendant breached that duty by failing to conform to the required standard of conduct, the defendant's negligent conduct was a cause of the harm to the plaintiff, and the plaintiff was, in fact, harmed or damaged.

Martha Gold is a New York medical malpractice attorney who has successfully represented many victims and families who have been forced to deal with the impact of negligence. She is familiar with the special issues and complexities that are involved in this area of the law, and draws on her extensive experience in negligence to represent her clients.