Medical Malpractice and Hospital ErrorsAl Garlick2021-01-05T13:39:07-05:00
Medical Malpractice & Hospital Errors Attorneys in White Plains, New York City and throughout the Hudson Valley
At The Law Offices of Francis X. Young, our experienced medical malpractice and hospital errors attorneys have been representing clients in New York City, White Plains and throughout the Hudson Valley for decades.
The numbers are shocking; nearly 100,000 hospitalized patients die each year as a result of medical malpractice (or “medical negligence”). And even more amazing…that figure represents only cases that are reported. Research has indicated that the number of medical negligence cases officially reported represents only about 25 per cent of the amount actually occurring, meaning that the number of malpractice deaths and injuries is probably about four times higher than reported. Why the disparity? Patients and their families may not have all the necessary information on how to proceed through the legal system or may be intimidated by the mega structure that is the U.S. health industry.
Though we would prefer to think otherwise, doctors are human. They make mistakes, and when they do, frightful injuries or death may be the result. Medical negligence is awful enough, but the lives of the victim and their families may be irrevocably destroyed. But New Yorkers have rights. Our state laws protect residents. Learn the facts.
In New York City, White Plains and Hudson Valley, if you suspect that you or someone you know have been a victim of medical malpractice, contact an experienced medical malpractice/hospital errors attorney. Please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital consultations available.
Medical Malpractice Examples
Medical Malpractice can occur in many areas. Some of these areas include, but are not limited to, the following:
Failure to diagnose cancer
Perforation of an organ
Failure to advise of other treatment options
Causing nerve damage
Failure to admit or treat
Failure to diagnose
Failure to follow-up
Emergency Room Errors
Prescription Medication Errors
Nursing Home Negligence
Hospital Liability in New York As Explained by our Medical Malpractice/Hospital Errors Attorney Offices in New York and White Plains
Hospitals are required to meet specific standards to ensure public safety. When a hospital fails to do so, it may be liable for its own negligence.
Some instances where a hospital may be held responsible for hospital negligence include:
Failure to ensure proper licensed staffing
Failure to provide sufficient number of staff
Failure of staff to follow the orders of the patient’s attending physician which results in personal injury
Time is of the Essence
Beware of Westchester Medical Center, any municipal hospital in New York State and the following hospitals in New York City:
They have shortened filing deadlines and time limits for medical malpractice. Consult findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov for federally funded clinics where federal court is your remedy.
-Bellevue Hospital Center -Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
-Coney Island Hospital -Metropolitan Hospital Center
-Elmhurst Hospital Center -North Central Bronx Hospital
-Harlem Hospital Center -Queens Hospital Center
-Jacobi Medical Center -Woodhull Medical and Mental Health Center
-Kings County Hospital Center -Any Municipal Hospital in NYS
A complete explanation of medical malpractice is complex and would take far more space than this section allows. Medical malpractice cases are “fact-heavy” and each case is circumstantial. It’s important to choose a medical malpractice attorney with the experience and qualifications to understand your case.
Contact A Medical Malpractice/Hospital Errors Attorney at Francis X. Young Offices in White Plains and New York City
In New York City, White Plains and Hudson Valley, if you suspect that you or someone you know have been a victim of medical malpractice, contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer Please call us at 914-285-1500 or 212-709-8040 or click here to arrange a free and confidential consultation. Offices in New York City and White Plains. Home and hospital consultations available.