Hospital mistake comes about when hospital staff inadequately or negligently provides medical care leading to patient harm. This happens when the appropriate standard of care is not provided; specifically the standard of care another medical professional under the same circumstances would have delivered. Hospital staff is more than doctors. It also includes pharmacists, anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians or any hospital employee. According to our knowledgeable New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, medical errors cause approximately 200,000 fatalities every year.
Numerous scenarios can cause hospital mistake, such as misdiagnosis, wrong diagnosis, failed patient monitoring, medical equipment failure, failed ordering of tests, unnecessary surgery, birth injury and anesthesia error. Sub-standard hospital conditions can result in infection resulting from hospital mistake. The New York Hospital Mistake Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has learned inadequate documentation is one of the causes of hospital mistake, along with:
- Improper staffing
- Allowed treatment by unsupervised untrained personnel
- Lack of informed consent
- Failure to adhere to medical statutes
- Clerical errors
Emergency room error is another common occurrence. Poorly equipped emergency rooms or understaffed hospitals can lead to fatal treatment errors. Emergency error can occur from overlooked crucial treatment procedures.
Hospital mistake can bring about various forms of injury and substantial financial loss. A patient’s rights are violated by a hospital mistake. Our highly skilled New York Hospital Mistake Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC will determine your eligibility to seek compensation for your losses.
Our aggressive New York Injury Lawyer staff will retain experts, review your medical records, review hospital records, thoroughly investigate your claim and help mitigate your claim. Medical malpractice laws hold the medical professional accountable for negligent acts and allow you to pursue compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering. Our New York Hospital Mistake Lawyer team will prove hospital staff negligence and how the unnecessary injury is a result from the negligence.
If you or someone you love is suffering from hospital mistake, contact our New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer team with Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a free initial case evaluation. We handle all types of injury cases including brain injury cases and spinal injury cases to those that involve wrongful death. 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.