Being ill is always unpleasant and all most people can think about is getting better as soon as possible. Fortunately, most medical professionals are dedicated to helping their patients as much as possible and trying to speed up their recovery if they can. However, it is a sad fact that not everyone is as diligent or responsible as they should be and every year in New York, more patients suffer serious injury or exacerbated conditions as the result of medical negligence.
There are all too many ways this can happen. Misdiagnosis is one major concern, but other issues such as surgical errors, incorrect administration of medication and even poor safety standards in the hospital can all lead to patient injury.
As this article on medical malpractice explains in greater depth, the hospital can also be deemed to be at fault in certain circumstances. For example, if the medical personnel responsible for your care had been improperly trained, this may help your case. Similarly, if the hospital itself was not kept to an acceptable standard of cleanliness or sanitation, and this can be deemed to have contributed to the harm you have suffered, you may be able to include the hospital in your compensation claim.
While it might seem like a lot to figure out on your own, especially when you are unwell, a successful claim could help to cover your medical expenses. Furthermore, it may even serve to protect other patients in the future as the negligence of those responsible for your injuries or illness will have been highlighted. An attorney can advise you about how to proceed with your claim and may even be able to support you through the legal process as you pursue the compensation you deserve for your mistreatment.