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 following:
- 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.