Doctors and medical professionals at hospitals must meet a certain standard of patient care under New York laws. When a hospital’s staff fails to do so, a patient may sustain severe injury, face rising medical bills, and lose time from work. A patient who was injured by a doctor’s negligent care may be able to bring a medical malpractice claim to recover their losses.

The attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C., are dedicated to providing compassionate legal representation to individuals who were harmed by a hospital’s negligence. For over 30 years, we have helped individuals in medical malpractice cases win historic verdicts including a jury award for $56 million.

Our Brooklyn hospital error lawyers have the extensive knowledge and resources to support a claim. We work closely with a team of medical experts to help verify and expand upon the evidence in a hospital error case. We can also back any plaintiff financially because we understand that the plaintiff may have suffered both physically and financially.

If you were injured due to poor care or negligence at a hospital, our compassionate and capable personal injury attorneys are prepared to dedicate our time, knowledge, and resources to help you pursue a lawsuit to compensate your injuries and losses.

The Duties of Hospitals and their Staff

Every hospital, doctor, nurse, or other medical professional has a duty under New York law to practice with the same level of skill and competence of a professional in the same field and in a similar situation.

For example, doctors at a hospital in Brooklyn may fail to properly treat a bone fracture, leaving the injury unable to properly heal. Setting a broken bone should be a procedure that all reasonably trained doctors are able to perform, so a doctor’s failure to do so may violate their duty of care.

Other hospital errors may include:

  • Prescribing a medication that interacts dangerously with the patient’s current medications
  • Errors in diagnosis including misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
  • Failure to communicate with other medical staff to prescribe or administer proper medication dosage
  • Surgery on additional body parts or areas without patient consent
  • Leaving a foreign object in the body after surgery
  • Failing to disclose the full risks of a course of treatment

A medical professional who fails to uphold their duty of care and causes injuries to a patient could be held liable for the damages they caused. If a patient believes the hospital staff that treated them was careless, a Brooklyn hospital error lawyer may be able to determine if their situation has legal grounds for a negligence claim.

Proving a Medical Malpractice Case in Court

To win a medical malpractice case, a plaintiff must prove a few key facts. They must prove that:

  • The medical facility owed a duty of care to the plaintiff
  • The care provided by the medical facility breached the standard of acceptable care
  • The breach of duty caused their injuries

Often, at the center of a medical malpractice case is the testimony and reports of an expert witness. A medical expert may have the knowledge and authority to verify how the actions of the defendant failed to meet the acceptable medical standard and could communicate the extent of the plaintiff’s damages. It is often difficult to prove a medical malpractice case without the help of an expert witness.

In fact, a plaintiff cannot file a case in court without first consulting with an expert. New York Civil Practice Law and Rules §3012-a state that a complaint filed in court alleging medical malpractice must include a certificate of merit. This is a document signed by an expert that outlines the base and scientific grounds for that claim. A Brooklyn hospital error lawyer could connect injured individuals with these experts and bring them onto the case.

How A Brooklyn Hospital Error Attorney could Help

Hospital errors in Brooklyn might cause patients serious injuries that could even lead to death. If these errors occur because the hospital staff did not give patients the level of attention and care they deserve, the hospital staff could be held liable for medical malpractice.

Our Brooklyn hospital error lawyers at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. could help clients hold negligent hospitals responsible for their actions. Our decades of experience have allowed us to connect with reputable doctors who could serve as strong expert witnesses to the harm you have endured.

From the initial investigation to filing your demand for compensation, to pre-trial discovery, to presenting your case in court, we can stand by your side and hold the individuals responsible for jeopardizing your health, finances, and quality of life. Our attorneys are available at all hours of the day, every day. Contact our attorneys by phone or email for a consultation today.

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