Can I Sue a Hospital for Negligence in New York City?

There are few things more nerve-wracking than being admitted to the hospital, especially for an emergency. Unfortunately, this is something that happens to many people in New York and throughout the United States every single day. That being said, we are fortunate enough to live in a city where some of the greatest medical experts practice, and in most cases, a trip to the hospital results in a person leaving better off than when he or she entered. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and at times, the nurses, doctors, or staff at the hospital may be at fault. Please continue reading and speak with our New York City medical malpractice attorney to learn more about hospital negligence and how we can help if you’ve been harmed as a result of it. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What are the most frequent ways in which a hospital can behave negligently?

Unfortunately, over the years, our firm has seen a wide array of actions that would classify as hospital negligence. Just some of those actions are as follows:

  • Negligently evaluating test results
  • Failing to order necessary tests
  • Negligently administering anesthesia
  • Birth injuries
  • Wrong-site surgery or unnecessary surgery
  • Making surgical errors
  • Making radiological errors
  • Leaving surgical instruments in the body

How can I sue a hospital for negligence?

Successfully suing hospitals and doctors can be quite difficult, as oftentimes, their careers are on the line, which is why they will frequently hire medical defense experts to disprove your claim. However, as long as our firm can prove that the hospital owed you a duty of care, breached that duty of care by making an error that an otherwise responsible medical professional would not have made, and that you were harmed and incurred damages as a direct result, we should have a valid claim.

How long will I have to sue a hospital for negligence in New York State?

You must file your medical malpractice claim as soon as possible, for there is a statute of limitations in place for these claims. The statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York State is, generally, 2.5 years, which means that you cannot wait any longer than 2.5 years from the date of the incident, or 2.5 years from the date that you discovered the injury. We are here to help you today.


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.