New York Hospital Negligence Lawyers
Have You Been Injured Due to a Hospital’s Oversight?
Health care institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes have
a duty to provide adequate care for patients. When facilities fail in
their duties, patients may suffer serious injuries. Many instances of
medical malpractice have facility negligence as the underlying cause.
Ultimately, the facility is responsible for its staff, grounds and services.
A hospital that fails to perform adequate background checks on staff,
hires personnel without the requisite experience, or hires an individual
with a criminal record, may have acted negligently. When a hospital's
negligence results in the injury of a patient, they may be liable for
any damages the victim suffers. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs &
Kool, our New York medical malpractice lawyers have been representing
victims of hospital negligence for over 50 years. We realize that a hospital's
negligence can have severe negative effects on patients, as a result,
we are committed to defending the rights of those who have been unnecessarily injured.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to a hospital's
negligence, you may have grounds to file a lawsuit. For a
free consultation with our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 212-406-1700 or
contact us online. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our cases are taken
on a contingency-fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless
we recover damages for you.
How Does Hospital Negligence Occur?
Hospitals are responsible for all of the actions of their employees. When
an employee acts in a negligent matter, such as a doctor failing to check
a patient's medical history, the hospital may be found liable for
any damages that occur.
A hospital may be found liable if a patient was injured due to any of the
- Negligent hiring practices
- Staff received improper training
- Lack of supervision
- Failure to monitor patients after surgery
- Medication errors
- Failure to report to physicians
- Nursing negligence
- Physician negligence
- Emergency room errors
While all of the aforementioned actions may constitute hospital negligence,
they are not, in and of themselves, grounds for a lawsuit. In order to
have a valid lawsuit against a hospital, injured patients must be able
to prove that the negligent actions of the hospital or its employees were
the direct cause of the injury. Furthermore, the injured patient must
have suffered economic or non-economic damages in order to have a valid
claim. Economic damages are any financial strain that may have been placed
upon the victim, such as lost wages or medical bills not covered by insurance.
Non-economic damages are any lasting physical and emotional stress caused
by the injury.
What We Do to Help Clients Who Experienced Hospital Negligence?
Due to the complex nature of medical malpractice cases, it is important
that injured patient seek the counsel of a skilled medical malpractice
attorney. A skilled lawyer will investigate the conditions that led to
a patient's injury, use medical experts to help gather and review
the records surrounding the injury, accurately evaluate the monetary damages
suffered by the patient, and pursue maximum compensation if the injured
patient has a valid claim. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool,
our medical malpractice attorneys use a process with a history of success
for handling hospital negligence claims. We hire trusted medical experts
who assist us in gathering and reviewing medical records and other evidence.
We use the information obtained by our experts to determine the hospitals
role in our client's injury. When the evidence suggests our client
has a valid claim, we will file a lawsuit to recoup any damages they may
have suffered. If the case goes to trial our experts will testify on our
client's behalf to help prove the hospital acted negligently. Our
process has led to many favorable recoveries, including one for $8.1 million
in a medication error case.
Have you or someone you love suffered an injury due to a hospital's
negligence? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages
caused by the hospital's negligence. For a free case review, call
212-406-1700 or contact us online. We will review your case to see how
the medical malpractice attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs &
Kool may be able to assist you.