According to the Civil Justice Resource Group, there are between 65,000 and 200,000 deaths every year in New York that are attributable to medical accidents, and between 25,000 and 120,000 of those deaths are due negligence or medical malpractice. To put that in perspective, there are around 98,000 other accidental deaths each year that are not medical related, including around 46,000 automobile crashes and around 11,000 workplace accidents. Fewer than 3% of those victims file a legal claim.
Persons in New York City who believe they or a loved one has suffered from neglect or malpractice in the Emergency Room should call the Law Firm of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. (SAM) by calling toll free 877-ASK4SAM (877-275-4726) or visiting https://ask4sam.net/new-york-medical-malpractice-lawyer/
According to the American Hospital Directory in any given year, short term, non-federal, acute care hospitals in New York will discharge over 2.1 million patients, who spent a combined total of over 11 million “patient days” in the over 56,000 staffed beds, and generating a total of over $221 billion dollars. Hospitals are often times high intensity work places where a significant number of critical, often times literally life or death decisions have to be made in a very short amount of time and under duress.
The Journal of the American Medical Association says that the number of people dying from medical malpractice in the United States is growing every single year. Currently they are potentially the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. One of the most common scenarios that leads to medical malpractice is the extra high intensity found in an emergency room. Research shows that around 52% of emergency room related malpractice lawsuits involving misdiagnosis delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose. As emergency rooms become busier and busier, even highly trained Specialists simply cannot keep up with all the demands being placed on them. This of course leads to mistakes which can be seriously debilitating or fatal.
More often than not the issue comes down to again a simple misdiagnosis or failure to fully evaluate and treat the condition. However sometimes incorrect or conflicting prescriptions are given out, or laboratory testing is not done correctly and is faulty in some capacity, which naturally leads to further errors.
The average medical malpractice lawsuit can an award significant financial compensation or remuneration to cover physical, mental, and emotional damages, as well as provide for medical expenses, and cover loss of income injury or death of the patient. This can come as a great comfort and relief for those affected including the injured and/or their loved ones.
Persons in New York City who believe they or a loved one has suffered from neglect or malpractice in the Emergency Room should call the Law Firm of Silberstein, Awad & Miklos, P.C. (SAM) by calling toll free 877-ASK4SAM (877-275-4726) or visiting https://ask4sam.net/new-york-medical-malpractice-lawyer/emergency-room-error/
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