A new medical record-keeping system is being hastily implemented by New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation which is in charge of several City-owned hospitals in New York. According to an article published in the New York Post, the EPIC system is being rolled out in April despite concerns that it has not been adequately tested and simply is not ready. Critics fear that patient data and records will be lost and patients will suffer because of it.
Health care institutions in New York 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. When a hospital’s negligence results in the injury of a patient, they may be liable for any damages the victim suffers.
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 on-line. We will review your case to see how the medical malpractice attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool may be able to assist you.