Medical Malpractice: When Can You Sue a Hospital for Negligence in New York?

30 Jul
New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers & Attorneys

Medical Malpractice

Each year, thousands of people die or are injured due to hospital errors or negligence. Although a hospital may be ethically obligated to tell a patient or their family that an error was made, they are not legally obligated to do so. In many cases, several people may know about a mistake, but the error will remain unreported for fear of reprisal.

If you or a loved one was injured while in the care of a hospital in New York, you or a family member may be able to bring a medical negligence lawsuit against the hospital where the injury occurred. Our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer can help you determine whether you have a viable case.

Hospital Errors 

Hospital errors can be a result of sub-standard care caused by any employee in the facility, including physicians, nurses, medical specialists, surgeons, technicians or other hospital workers. Some examples of hospital errors include:

  • Birth injuries
  • Misreading of doctor’s orders
  • Mistakes while administering anesthesia
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or doses of medication
  • Failure to diagnose
  • Failure to consult with medical specialists
  • Leaving surgical instruments or sponges in the patient’s body
  • Performing surgery on the wrong part of the body
  • Performing unnecessary surgery
  • Radiological errors

Hospital Negligence Settlements

Our medical malpractice attorneys have successfully represented many victims and families who have been forced to deal with the impact of preventable hospital errors and negligence. We are familiar with the special issues and complexities that are involved in this area of law and draw on our extensive knowledge and experience in getting our clients the compensation they deserve for the injuries they have suffered.

Contact a Medical Malpractice Attorney Today!

If you or someone you love is suffering from the effects of a hospital error or negligence, call Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C. at 1-800-529-9997 to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our experienced New York City Malpractice Attorneys today.


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