New York Hospital Malpractice Information
Provided by a New York Medical Malpractice Attorney
Any form of malpractice or negligence that takes place in a hospital and causes physical injury or death to a patient is considered hospital negligence or hospital malpractice. This form of malpractice may be caused by the medical malpractice or negligence of any hospital staff member, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and technicians. Dropping of patients, improper treatment of patients’ wounds, and bedsores developed from lack of movement are common incidents of hospital neglect.
Hospital negligence can also be simple negligence, for example, when an employee who is not a qualified medical care provider, such as an aide employed by the hospital to transport patients, drops a patient.
Hospital negligence can take many forms. It can range from the failure of a hospital employee to carry out orders from the attending physician to ignoring and not understanding the significance of obvious signs and symptoms of a disease or condition that requires notifying a physician immediately.
Whatever the form of hospital negligence involved, you can be sure that retaining Walter G. Alton, Jr., Esq. will mean that you have an experienced and knowledgeable litigator to actively investigate and assertively pursue your claim. If you or your loved ones have been a victim of hospital negligence or malpractice, contact Attorney Walter G. Alton, Jr. to review your legal rights under hospital malpractice and negligence law.