People in New York City go to the hospital expecting that they will feel better when they leave. However, mistakes made by physicians and other medical professionals can leave patients with further complications. In the past, physicians routinely refused to acknowledge when errors were made and often never apologized. However, a new initiative could change that going forward.
Although women in New York City give birth every single day, doctors must use caution when they are delivering babies. Sadly, simple mistakes can result in lifelong consequences. When mistakes are made, however, families may be able to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the negligent parties.
Having a baby is often the most joyous time for a couple. Couples in New York and beyond prepare for the arrival of their baby for nine long months, and they expect that their baby will come into the world happy and healthy. However, when errors are made during delivery, birth injuries can occur. In some cases, both the mother and the child are harmed.
A New York woman went into Crouse Hospital for a cesarean-section. She only expected to deliver a baby. Instead, she was left with a third-degree burn. Now the woman has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her doctor and Crouse Hospital for the surgical error.
If people in New York City and beyond cannot rely on doctors to properly diagnose and treat them, then who are they suppose to turn to? One family is questioning whether a hospital is guilty of medical malpractice for turning a woman away who later died in police custody.