Hospital error arises when hospital staff provides improper or negligent medical care resulting in harm to the patient. This means a certain level of care was not delivered, which another medical professional would have provided in the same situation. Hospital staff encompasses more than just doctors, such as pharmacists, technicians, nurses, anesthesiologists or any other hospital employees. Therefore, a hospital error is not limited to a doctors mistake or doctors error. According to the knowledgeable New York Hospital Error Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, every year medical errors claim the lives of approximately 200,000 people.
Numerous situations can lead to hospital error, such as misdiagnosis, failed patient monitoring, failed ordering of tests, wrong diagnosis, medical equipment failure, anesthesia error, birth injury and unnecessary surgery. Sub-standard hospital conditions leading to infection are also a hospital error. Our New York Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned failure to adhere to medical statutes is among the causes of hospital error, along with:
- Improper staffing
- Allowed treatment by unsupervised untrained personnel
- Inadequate documentation
- Lack of informed consent
- Clerical errors
Another common occurrence is hospital emergency room errors. Understaffed hospitals or poorly equipped emergency rooms can bring about fatal errors during treatment. If essential treatment procedures are overlooked, an emergency error can occur.
Hospital error can produce various amounts of injury and enormous financial loss. A hospital error also violates a patient’s rights. Our highly skilled New York Hospital Error Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will protect your rights and seek the maximum compensation you deserve.
Our aggressive New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer group will retain experts, thoroughly investigate your claim, review hospital records, review your medical records and mitigate your claim. Medical malpractice laws protect the patient and entitle you to seek compensation for loss of wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering. For a hospital error case to be successfully litigated, our New York Hospital Error Lawyer team has to prove negligence of the hospital staff and how their actions caused the patient an unnecessary injury.
If you or someone you love is suffering from hospital error, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Regardless, of the type of injury, whether it brain injury birth injury or even a spinal injury our office will talk to you. Please call us at 800.696.9529, online or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our New York office in Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.