Hospital negligence is a type of medical malpractice and includes any type of medical negligence that occurs in a hospital setting, including errors by doctors, nurses, technicians, and other hospital staff. Some common examples of hospital negligence include:

  • failure to diagnose
  • surgical malpractice
  • medical misdiagnosis
  • prescription drug negligence
  • anesthesia injuries
  • equipment failure
  • gastric bypass malpractice

Hospital Negligence Statistics

Every year there are more deaths as a result of hospital negligence and other forms of medical malpractice than AIDS, breast cancer, and auto accidents combined. In New York, statistics estimate that more than 3% of the people hospitalized suffer some form of hospital negligence which results in serious injury.

Hospital Negligence Cases

Hospital negligence cases are just like any other medical malpractice case, except hospital negligence cases are brought against a hospital rather than a doctor. Often, claims involving hospital negligence are brought in conjunction with other medical malpractice claims.

Victims of hospital negligence are often entitled to compensation for their injuries. Hospital negligence lawsuits help patients collect the money they are owed, hold negligent medical professionals accountable, and encourage monitoring of the healthcare system.

Hospital Negligence Lawsuits in New York

In New York, thousands of people are injured as a result of hospital negligence each year. Every hospital negligence case is different, however, and a knowledgeable lawyer should be consulted to give you information about every legal option available.

With a hospital negligence lawsuit, you may be eligible to collect compensation for your injuries. However, hospital negligence victims should contact an experienced medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. In New York, lawyers typically only have 2 ½ years from the date of the hospital negligence within which to file a medical malpractice claim on your behalf.

Information about Filing a Hospital Negligence Claim

If you or a loved one were injured by hospital negligence in New York, contact us today for more information about your possible hospital negligence claim. Our attorneys and experienced New York medical malpractice co-counsel lawyers would be happy to answer your legal questions and give you information regarding all your legal rights and options.

Published November 17, 2011 by