Hospitals are supposed to be a place of sanctuary and healing. We go to hospitals when we cannot care for ourselves. When the hospital fails to help us, or worse, causes more pain and suffering, it’s a betrayal of our trust in the medical establishment. When these betrayals result in unnecessary illness, injury and even death, it is time to take legal action. That’s why the legal team at Girvin & Ferlazzo, PC takes on hospital and medical negligence cases. We’re dedicated to making sure the medical community is held responsible for their actions and held to the highest level of quality care for people in New York.

Have You Been the Victim of Hospital or Medical Negligence?

Anyone who works for the hospital in a medical capacity could be held responsible for negligence. This includes nurses, aides, or technicians who treated you during your visit. Medical negligence differs from Medical Malpractice in that medical negligence does not have to result from the failure of your Doctor to follow the standard of care – Doctors are held to a different standard than ordinary staff (If you believe that your doctor made a critical mistake in your care see our Medical Malpractice Page). There are a number of circumstances that could be considered grounds for a negligence case, including:

  • Hospital staff not following proper rules and regulations for your care.
  • Staff not having the proper medical training to care for you.
  • Errors in medication or the administration of medication to patients.
  • Failure to inform you of a serious diagnosis or results of medical testing
  • Infections resulting from a lack of care or improper care.
  • Negligence that results in illness, injury or death.

The failure of a hospital to care for its patients isn’t just an inconvenience. It can result in serious, lasting medical issues that require more money, time, and resources to treat and overcome. In the worst cases, the negligence of a hospital can result in the death of a patient. The repercussions of a hospital’s negligence are through no fault of the patient. They didn’t ask to be treated this way, but now they are left to deal with the pain, suffering, and expense that the situation has caused.

If you or a loved one feel that you’ve been a victim of hospital negligence, it’s important that you speak to an experienced medical negligence lawyer to determine whether or not you have a valid case against the hospital or other medical facility.

We Offer Free Consultations on Hospital/Medical Negligence Cases

It may be difficult to determine whether or not you or a loved one has been the victim of hospital/medical negligence. We can help you sort through the facts and determine the validity of your case. Our team offers this service at no charge. All you have to do is give us a call or contact us through our website and request a free consultation. One of our experienced medical negligence lawyers will sit down with you and discuss the details of your claim. If you are ready to move forward, we’ll help you through every step of the process and make sure you have the support and resources that you need to overcome the damage that the negligence has caused. Call us today and let us help you hold the hospital responsible for your care.