Medical & Hospital Negligence
Each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans are affected by physician negligence and hospital negligence. When hospitals and medical professionals fail to provide patients with the standard of care they are entitled to receive, and patients suffer as a result of that negligence, they may be entitled to recover financial damages to compensate them for their pain, suffering and losses.
The emergency department in hospitals are very busy and often frantic places. They are filled with sick people requiring immediate medical attention and the staff are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that people receive the care they require. When urgent medical conditions are not treated promptly and treatment is delayed or misdiagnoses occur, the consequences can be devastating, resulting in an aggravated condition, serious illness, or even wrongful death. In the ward, hospital negligence occurs when staff fail to detect and treat conditions and Healthcare-associated Infections (HAI’s) such as cellulitis, sepsis and bed sores. Hospital staff can make mistakes in the administration of medication, fail to order diagnostic testing and fail to properly inform patients and obtain patient consent before providing treatment or carrying out procedures.
Physicians in private and public practice can make errors in consultations which have serious repercussions for the patients. Physician errors include misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose, fail to refer to a specialist, and errors in the prescription of medications such as over-prescribing, prescribing inappropriate medications, recommending cessation of medications too rapidly causing withdrawal-related reactions, and negative pharmaceutical interactions. When physician errors amount to malpractice, leading to the illness or wrongful death of their patients, they or their loved ones are entitled to pursue a lawsuit seeking to recover financial compensation for their financial losses, and pain and suffering.
If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered wrongful death which you believe may be as a result of medical negligence, contact O’Hare Parnagian LLP. The experienced New York medical malpractice and hospital malpractice attorneys at O’Hare Parnagian LLP will provide you with the very best in dedicated and personalized legal representation. We know injuries to you, your loved one, or a devastating wrongful death are traumatic and stressful and we are here to help you. Meet with us and you will come to know our aggressive yet compassionate attorneys, skilled in discussing difficult and sensitive matters with victims, parents, children and families. No matter the severity or the type of incident, the experienced attorneys at O’Hare Parnagian LLP have seen and dealt with almost everything. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, identify the negligent parties, pursue your case vigorously through a lawsuit, build the strongest case possible and achieve the best outcome in your case while holding all responsible parties accountable.
Because the law limits the time in which you can bring a claim, you should contact us immediately to investigate your case. Sometimes filings must be made within 90 days of the injury.
Call us at (212) 425-1401, or contact us online to set up a consultation to discuss your legal options. One of our attorneys will respond to you within 24 hours.