$I Billion for Injured New Yorkers
Our Results
  • $30.1 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $15 Million Manhattan - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $3 Million Queens - Wrongful Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Bronx - Birth Injury Accident
  • $30.1 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $15 Million Manhattan - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $3 Million Queens - Wrongful Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Bronx - Birth Injury Accident
  • $7.75 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP
Experienced & Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Call today for a Free Consultation
Serving the greater NYC Area: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx & Staten Island

Hospital Negligence causes man's death

It is a sad day in New York when a doctor makes a mistake during a common medical procedure. A 74-year-old man incurred serious injury that eventually led to his death, after receiving a thoracentesis. This procedure involves placing a needle through the chest of the patient, in order to collect a fluid sample from the space around the lungs. Regrettably, hospital injuries are a growing cause of concern across the country.

The decedent's wife was shocked to learn that this common procedure led to the untimely death of her husband. The radiologist performing the thoracentesis accidentally perforated the man's spleen. It is alleged that the doctor knew that he had done this, but released the man from the hospital anyway. Shortly thereafter, the man returned to the hospital complaining of severe abdominal discomfort and shortness of breath.

He was then taken in for a CT scan, which revealed the hospital negligence. He was hemorrhaging from his spleen, which resulted in his death. According to the hospital's claim, the man was left under the watch of radiological nurses before his discharge. The man's widow is rightfully seeking justice for the hospital negligence.

If the physician had known what had occurred he should have taken the necessary precautions to save the man's life. Instead, the doctor chose to cover-up the negligence.

Whether in New York or anywhere else in the country, hospital injuries caused by negligent or reckless conduct should not go unpunished. The man's widow has apparently consulted legal counsel for the death of her husband, seeking to deter the doctor and hospital from similar misconduct in the future that might threaten the life of another person.

Thankfully the law allows for recovery of monetary damages for injuries, as well as pain and suffering which is caused by medical malpractice, including hospital negligence. In the case of a fatality, the victim's estate is authorized to recover damages for the wrongful death. In New York, an attorney intent on upholding the rights of victims and their families from the negligent and wrongful acts of doctors and hospitals may offer some support and guidance in seeking the justice that is deserved.

Source: The News Times, "Widow of New Milford Hospital patient hires an attorney," Susan Tuz, Sept. 5, 2011

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Learn About Medical Malpractice Cases in NYC

Watch all videos »

Listen to our clients

Watch all videos »

Case of the month

$7,750,000 Recovery Due to Negligent Care in NYC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Our client, a 5-year-old patient, receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc said, "It was great day for the family."

The case involved negligent care on the part of the hospital pediatric intensive care unit for failing to observe bleeding from a simple biopsy wound which caused neurological damage.

Medical Malpractice Blog

$25 million verdict against New York Methodist Hospital
When a child is born, parents expect the doctor, nurses and other staff to provide care that is up to the...
Read This Malpractice Post

Experienced & Trusted medical malpractice lawyers

  • Top Lawyers 2016
  • Litigator Awards
  • Verdicts and Settlement Hall of Fame
  • BBB Accredited Business | A+
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Medical Malpractice
  • Rated By Super Lawyers | Daniel C. Minc | 5 years
Call 1-866-516-5887 or email us to set up your free, confidential consultation. Our experience can make a difference for you.

Office Locations - Call today to schedule a consultation 1-866-516-5887

16 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11241

Brooklyn Law Office

3101 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11106

Astoria Law Office

8900 Sutphin Blvd
Suite 501
Queens, NY 11435

Queens Law Office

9201 4th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11209

Brooklyn Law Office

Firm News

Robert H. Wolff Named President
Firm Attorney, Robert H. Wolff is now the president of the New York City Bronx County Bar Association
About This Attorney

Back to Top