How to Sue a Hospital For Negligence

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We trust hospitals to help us in our greatest times of need. There is nothing more critical than receiving expert medical attention when we are having a health crisis. Though New York is home to some of the most intelligent, hard-working, and dedicated doctors and hospital staff in the world, the truth is, medical malpractice occurs far more than you may think. That is why if you or a loved one has been harmed in an incident of medical malpractice, you must read on and reach out to our experienced hospital negligence attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you recover the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have about hospital negligence lawsuits:

What are some of the different types of hospital negligence?

There are various ways in which a hospital can behave negligently and injure, or cause your condition to worsen as a result. Some of the most common types of hospital negligence that have warranted financial compensation in the past are as follows:

  • Failure to order necessary tests or evaluate their results
  • Leaving surgical instruments or sponges in body
  • Surgical errors
  • Wrong-site surgery
  • Radiological errors
  • Unnecessary surgery
  • Hospital Errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Misreading of doctor鈥檚 orders
  • Anesthesia mistakes

How do I win a hospital negligence lawsuit?

To successfully sue a hospital, you will have to prove that you or your loved one were injured or harmed as a direct result of a hospital鈥檚 negligence. Unfortunately, this is not always easy, so you must retain the legal assistance of an experienced attorney who knows how to prove a medical malpractice claim. When you hire our firm, we will work to obtain security camera footage of the incident, witness statements verifying your claim, police reports of the incident, medical documents pertaining to your injuries or medical conditions, and more.

What is the statute of limitations for medical malpractice claims in New York?

Every state has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. While the statute of limitations in New York is generally three years, the statute is a bit different when it comes to filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. In New York, individuals will have 2.5 years from the date of the incident to file a claim. Do not wait–the sooner you act, the better. We understand how frustrating an act of medical malpractice can be, which is why we are ready to fight, tooth-and-nail, for the compensation you and your family need.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

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.