Hospital malpractice occurs when hospital staff provides negligent or improper medical care resulting in harm to the patient. This means the standard of care was not provided – standard of care is what a reasonable medical professional would provide under the same conditions. Hospital staff includes doctors, nurses, technicians, pharmacists, anesthesiologists or any other person employed by the hospital. Each member of the staff can commit an error resulting in hospital malpractice and a medical malpractice claim. Our knowledgeable New York Hospital Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has discovered an average of 200,000 people die every year as a result of medical errors.
Hospital malpractice can arise from numerous situations, such as failed patient monitoring, misdiagnosis, wrong diagnosis, failed ordering of tests, anesthesia error, medical equipment failure, birth injury and unnecessary surgery. Infection arising from sub-standard hospital conditions is a common cause of hospital malpractice. The New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned improper staffing is among the common causes of hospital malpractice, along with:
- Failure to adhere to medical statutes
- Inadequate documentation
- Lack of informed consent
- Treatment by unsupervised untrained personnel
- Clerical errors
Hospital emergency room errors are a common occurrence. Ill-equipped emergency rooms or understaffed hospitals can result in fatal errors during emergency treatment. If necessary treatment procedures are bypassed, an emergency error may occur.
Hospital malpractice can cause its victim enormous amounts of injury and financial loss. When a hospital malpractice has been experienced, a patient’s rights have been violated. The highly skilled New York Injury Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can explain your legal options and pursue the maximum compensation allowed by law.
Our aggressive New York Hospital Malpractice Lawyer staff will thoroughly investigate your claim, retain experts to review your medical records, obtain and review hospital malpractice records and guide you through the litigation process. Medical malpractice laws allow to pursuit of compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering. To successfully litigate a hospital malpractice case, our New York Hospital Malpractice Lawyer team has to prove the hospital error and the staff acted negligently and the actions caused undue harm.
If you or someone you love is suffering from hospital malpractice, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. Please call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, 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.