New York residents who are dealing with mental illness themselves or with mentally ill friends and family expect to place a certain amount of trust in behavioral health staff. In another state, a case against a psychiatrist alleges doctor negligence and unprofessional conduct. Complaints include that the doctor made medication errors and ignored the needs of a pediatric patient.
Whether patients are exposed to hazards or tainted equipment, or staff is put at risk due to unclean hospital facilities, organizational negligence can cause serious consequences for many. Hospital negligence can impact doctors and nurses as well as patients. In a recent case against a New York hospital, plaintiffs claim that negligence caused the death of a doctor.
A New York couple is coping from the effects of an unusual set of circumstances which complicated an organ donation. A man was in need of a kidney transplant, and his wife was a perfect candidate. She passed all of the tests, and her kidney was perfectly healthy. However, as a result of surgical error the kidney had failed, and he now needs another transplant. The gift his wife gave has been negated.
When a child is born, parents expect the doctor, nurses and other staff to provide care that is up to the current levels of the mandatory standard of care. That doesn't always happen, though, as a New York mother can attest to. Her son, who is now 6 years old, was born at New York Methodist Hospital in 2007 and less than 48 hours later, the doctor signed off the newborn's release from the hospital.