Can I Bring a Medical Malpractice Claim Against a Hospital in NYC?

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Whether undergoing a medical emergency or simply requiring certain tests/checkups, people go to hospitals in New York City every single day. Typically, hospitals provide patients with the care they need, but it’s not uncommon for them to fall below the accepted medical standard of care. If you or a loved one were harmed in a hospital, our firm is here to help. Continue reading and reach out to our experienced New York City hospital negligence attorney to learn more about whether you have a valid medical malpractice claim against the hospital in question. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are some of the most common types of hospital medical malpractice?

There are various ways in which hospital doctors, nurses, and staff can harm patients.

  • Injuries at birth
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Leaving surgical instruments in a patient’s body
  • Errors with anesthesia
  • Overmedication
  • Post-surgical infections
  • Giving patients the wrong medication
  • Failing to order certain tests
  • Incorrectly interpreting test results
  • Failure to diagnose or delayed diagnosis of cancer and other medical conditions
  • Radiological errors

These are just some of the most common types of negligence we see occurring in hospitals on a fairly regular basis. Unfortunately, these mistakes can lead to very serious injuries. Our firm has significant experience representing victims of hospital negligence, and we are prepared to put those years of experience to work for you as well.

What do I need to do to prove a medical malpractice claim?

To win a medical malpractice claim, you, along with your New York City medical malpractice attorney, will have to prove several things. They are as follows:

  1. There existed a doctor-patient relationship. This means that the doctor was, in fact, your doctor.
  2. The doctor fell below or diverted from the accepted medical standard of care.
  3. You were harmed as a result of the diversion from the medical standard of care.
  4. You incurred damages.

Winning medical malpractice claims here in New York State is seldom easy, but with our firm on your side, you stand a far stronger chance. If you have any additional questions or you’re ready to get started, pick up the phone and give us a call. We are here to help.


At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice and personal injury claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of negligence. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award.聽Contact our firm today.