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Widow sues two New York hospitals over alleged negligence

From death to painful injuries, Queens hospital errors attorneys see firsthand how devastating hospital negligence can be. In New York City, and throughout the state of New York, too many people have been injured or died because of a negligent hospital and it is pivotal for those who have dealt with negligence to act promptly.

What are hospital communication errors and how can they harm you?

There are many quality hospitals in New York City and Queens. However, even doctors in the most reputable medical centers may make mistakes. If you were the victim of a hospital error, you may face serious and potentially life-threatening complications. The Institute of Medicine estimates that each year, between 210,000 and 440,000 people suffer from preventable, fatal accidents in medical facilities across the country.

Effectively recognizing when the hospital is the defendant

Despite the fact that New York hospitals often proclaim themselves to be places of healing, the vast majority of medical facilities function as other for-profit corporations do. The services that hospitals offer include providing vital medical care and treatment to you and other patients, but they are still primarily concerned with keeping expenses low and meeting their profit quotas. Such conflicting ideals not only make for a bad business model but they also put patient lives at risk. The attorneys at Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, L.L.P., are well-versed in hospital business practices that contribute to incidents of medical negligence, and are ready and able to hold them liable for malpractice when necessary.

The prevalence of medication errors in hospitals

It is a frightening thought that going to the hospital can actually endanger someone. Unfortunately, for many in New York and around the country, it is true. Among the many mistakes that could be made in a hospital setting, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that medication errors are among the most common. There are a number of ways this happens, including the following:

Identifying and addressing hospital negligence

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, attempts to increase the safety of hospital patients has saved many lives and significantly cut health care costs. The AHRQ claims that roughly 50,000 fewer hospital patients lost their lives and an estimated $12 billion was saved from 2010 to 2013 as a result of these attempts. Furthermore, the AHRQ reports that the number of hospital-acquired conditions declined by 1.3 million (17 percent) over this period. Unfortunately, far too many hospital patients continue to suffer because of hospital negligence in New York, NY, and around the nation.

Overcrowding and other emergency room problems

Every year, far too many people suffer debilitating injuries and even lose their lives because of urgent care mistakes, overcrowding and other problems in the emergency room. In New York, NY, and across the country, some of these emergency room errors constitute medical malpractice and it is important for victims to take action. Whether someone experiences a drug interaction injury as a result of a prescription error or does not receive the treatment they need soon enough because of delayed care, it is imperative for negligent medical professionals and urgent care facilities to be held accountable.

Recovering from medication errors

When people take drugs that have been prescribed by their doctor, they often assume that the medication will not harm them. Unfortunately, in New York, NY, and around the country, many people have suffered serious injuries and even lost their lives because of a prescription error. At the law offices of Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we are committed to helping patients who are dealing with the consequences of these errors move forward.

Hospital negligence: an all-too-common problem

Patients in New York and throughout the country are subjected to hospital negligence on a daily basis. Whether someone's health suffers as a result of doctor errors, an incorrect treatment, understaffing or any other issue, hospital negligence must be addressed immediately.

Medical malpractice throughout the VA

Incidents of negligence on the part of medical professionals can be harmful enough for patients in New York, but systematic failings within a medical establishment or group can be particularly detrimental to maintaining health and safety standards. That's why the conduct of national health providers such as the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs must be considered with increased scrutiny to identify and address claims of hospital negligence and other serious issues.

Medical malpractice crosses state lines

In the event that a physician or medical professional makes serious, avoidable mistakes that compromise a patient's health and/or well-being, disciplinary actions are often taken to hold the individual accountable. Unfortunately, however, there are incidents where physicians with a history of medical malpractice claims against them not only continue to practice medicine but also take on roles of authority in the medical community. The professional history, present and future of one medical surgeon with New York ties are under increased scrutiny as the VA medical system continues to be investigated.

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