Queens Hospital Error Lawyer
A hospital error has the potential to worsen or create a new medical condition to the patient. When it does, you have the right to seek compensation from the doctor, nurse, or other healthcare professional at the hospital who was negligent in your care.
The Queens hospital error attorneys at Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. have over three decades of attaining multimillion-dollar verdicts for medical malpractice in New York. Our case against New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital and doctors who worked there ended in a $3.25 million settlement for the family of a woman who died in the hospital after childbirth.
We understand that people may feel wary of purported “professionals” after suffering from the actions of negligent doctors. However, we listen to the full story, work to answer any questions, and fight for each case on a contingency fee, or a percentage of the recovery, instead of an upfront fee. We also have a network of reliable medical experts who could provide expert testimony on a client’s behalf.
Our firm has the resources, knowledge, and work ethic to support you and your case in this unstable time. A skilled medical malpractice lawyer can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve after experiencing a hospital error.
What are Hospital Errors?
A hospital error occurs when its employees – whether that be doctors, nurses, technicians, or other hospital staff – deviate from the standard of care for the industry. These errors can cause severe injuries or even death. Common hospital errors include:
- Infections: an estimated 722,000 infections are acquired in healthcare settings each year that cause 75,000 deaths. Some infections are due to poor hand washing or poor sanitizing practices.
- Blood clots: patients who are unable to be somewhat mobile due to an illness or injury should be on specific protocols to prevent blood clots. When medical staff do not order or perform these protocols, a patient can develop a deadly blood clot that can travel to the heart or lungs.
- Medications: Drug errors most commonly occur during a transition in care such as when a patient is admitted, discharged, or transferred to another unit. These potentially fatal errors happen when patients are given the wrong medication, dose, dose time, or form of the medication.
Time Limits to File
New York laws give victims of hospital errors a specific time frame in which to file their lawsuits. Limiting the time period allows lawsuits to be based on relatively recent information and evidence.
According to New York Civil Practice Law and Rules § 214-a, a plaintiff in a medical malpractice case has two years and six months from the date the hospital error or injury occurred to file their claim in civil court. There may be an exception if the injury was not discovered immediately after treatment or if the treatment was ongoing.
If the statute of limitations passes and the plaintiff does not file suit, they may have lost their chance of recovering for their injuries. If you are unsure of how the statute of limitations applies to your specific case or you need to file a lawsuit expeditiously, an experienced hospital error lawyer in Queens can help.
Speaking with a Queens Hospital Error Attorney
Our Queens hospital error lawyers understand that receiving compensation may never be enough to correct the pain, suffering, and future consequences you may face. Pursuing compensation for a hospital error may, however, restore your financial security today as well as provide you and your family with future financial stability.
Our history of success stems from our commitment to being imaginative, compassionate, and determined while helping clients attain a fair compensation award. Talk to us today to see how you may be able to receive the compensation you deserve after your hospital error injury.