Hospital Negligence Lawyer in NYC

Hospital NegligenceIf you or a loved one were injured due to negligence of hospital staff, you need the help of experienced NYC medical malpractice lawyers. Call us at 212-943-1090 for a free consultation.

Hospital negligence can lead to serious injury or death and includes malpractice by doctors, nurses, nurse's aides, physician's assistants and technicians who are employed by the hospital. Some of the types of hospital negligence include inadequate staffing, inadequate supervision, or the failure to perform or properly interpret diagnostic tests.

However it occurs, there is no excuse for placing patients in danger by providing inadequate or negligent care. Licensed and regulated by Federal and State law, hospitals must adhere to certain policies and procedures in order to ensure the health and well-being of their patients. When patients are injured due to negligence, hospitals are liable for the injuries they cause.

  • $120 million verdict awarded by a jury in a case of hospital negligence, where a 41-year-old father sustained severe brain damage due to inexperienced doctors' failure to remove a clot from his basilar artery. As a result, he requires permanent, specialized care at a residential facility for brain injuries.
  • $9.2 million settlement reached in a Brooklyn hospital malpractice lawsuit due to the failure of doctors and hospital staff to promptly diagnose and treat a small bowel obstruction, leading to systemic infections, numerous surgeries, extended hospital stay, and a subsequent need for a kidney transplant.
  • $9 million settlement for the wrongful death of a man who passed away due to negligent post-operative care after undergoing colon resection surgery at a hospital.
  • $8 million settlement for a woman in a case where doctors and hospital staff failed to promptly diagnose volvulus (intestine twisting), resulting in multiple surgeries, repeated hospitalizations, and the necessity for an intestinal transplant.
  • $6.6 million settlement for a patient who endured a femoral artery puncture during the insertion of a guide wire at an Upstate New York hospital, leading to malpractice that necessitated the amputation of the patient's leg.
  • $4.45 million settlement for the wrongful death claim of a 45-year-old police officer, who was released from a Rockland County hospital without receiving necessary anticoagulation therapy.
  • $3 million wrongful death settlement for the family of patient who was overdosed with opioid pain medication by his local hospital. The death occurred after a nurse made an error and incorrectly transcribed an order for Dilaudid, an opioid pain medication, raising it to a fatal dose. The order was filled by the hospital pharmacist who never questioned it. The hospital never told the family about the deadly medication error. Our skilled medical malpractice attorneys investigated the case and uncovered the truth. We were able to hold the hospital accountable for their negligence and obtain compensation for the family of the patient despite the fact that he did not experience any pain and suffering and had a limited income to support his family.
  • $2.4 million settlement against a hospital for negligent airway management and maintenance in the case of an unemployed, 42-year-old married man.
  • $1 million settlement for the inappropriate discharge of a patient who suffered peritonitis and sepsis after he was inappropriately discharged following a D&C procedure.
  • $1 million settlement for a radiology error committed by a Bronx County doctor who misinterpreted a Chest CT scan, leading to the wrongful death of a patient.

Hospital Errors in ERs

Our firm also handles emergency room error claims. Emergency rooms must care for critical and non-critical patients in a fast-paced environment. Staff in emergency rooms are trained in triage—the assessment of the seriousness of a medical condition in order to provide prompt care when needed. A incorrect assessment of a patient's condition can lead to delayed diagnoses and delayed treatment, which can lead to death for critically ill or injured patients.

Our New York City Hospital Negligence Lawyers Can Help

The attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf understand how to challenge hospitals, identify violations of policy and regulations, and uncover negligence. Relentless and comprehensive, we interview hospital staff, obtain records, and conduct a thorough investigation of our own. We also seek to help you get the care you need so that you and your family can begin to recover.

Throughout your case we will remain attentive and responsive to your medical and legal needs and meticulously prepare your case for trial. Our firm seeks out and retains the top medical specialists in the field to bring a comprehensive knowledge base to your case that will surpass the medical expertise on the other side. If necessary, we also retain expert accountants and financial analysts because many hospital negligence cases have their own set of associated losses including lost wages, the cost of care and many other monetary costs. In order to accurately assess what these costs will be for the remainder of a victim’s life, we use financial professionals to derive fair resolutions for injury victims.

Publications and Lectures

Stephen H. Mackauf

  • "Preparation for & Presentation to the Medical Review Panel," in Hospital Liability, Practising Law Institute, 1979.
  • "Liability for Adverse Drug Reactions" and "Liability for Hospital Acquired Infections," in Hospital Liability & Risk Management, Practising Law Institute, 1981.
  • Current Trends in Hospital Liability, Law Journal Seminars-Press, 1981, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 and 1990.
  • Malpractice in the Emergency Room, Practising Law Institute, 1988 and 1992.

For individuals who have experienced personal injury or wrongful death due to hospital negligence or errors in the emergency room, the law firm is here to assist. We invite you to reach out to us to discuss the specifics of your case and explore your legal options.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the results achieved in any given case depend upon the exact facts and circumstances of that case. Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf cannot guarantee a specific result in any legal matter. Any testimonial or case result listed on this site is based on an actual legal case and represents the results achieved in that particular case, and does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction of the outcome of any other legal matter.

Client Reviews
"Very compassionate, very efficient and top rate! If you want a team of good lawyers that will not only work hard to win your case but knows how to listen and feel for you as a victim of medical malpractice, this firm is your only choice." [Extract] D.F.
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