In 2003, Bee Gee’s frontman Maurice Gibb died at Mount Sinai Hospital from health complications that were causing him stomach pain. He had been in the hospital for three days and was scheduled to have an in-depth examination the following day. Sadly, his intestine burst and flooded his body with toxins that caused him to go into cardiac arrest and resulted in his death.
Following his death, Gibb’s brothers consulted with medical malpractice lawyers to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to take action against the hospital for hospital negligence. It was their belief that doctors did not detect that Gibb had a twisted bowel, which was further complicated by his admission into the VIP ward on the eighth floor, as opposed to the third floor where the hospital’s emergency equipment was housed.
One of Gibb’s brothers, Robin, stated that it took more than ten minutes for doctors to retrieve the equipment required to restart Gibb’s heart and that his brother suffered extreme brain damage by the time the equipment arrived.
According to the medical malpractice lawyers that were representing the family, Mount Sinai Hospital admitted that they were at fault and were accepting liability. Gibb’s death was completely preventable, and the matter was settled privately between lawyers representing each party. A resolution was reached with a payout of an undisclosed amount.
Though hospital negligence is not as common as other types of medical malpractice, hospitals have a responsibility to provide the best quality and standards of care to staff and patients.
Filing a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital is a difficult task, so you should contact a medical malpractice lawyer if it is something you would like to pursue. This lawyer will explain to you that you have a legal right to receive compensation for any injuries that you sustained caused by the hospital’s negligence, and you must assert your rights by addressing the matter accordingly.
Generally, you will need to follow these steps when filing a medical malpractice lawsuit for hospital negligence:
It will be necessary for you to consult with an NYC medical malpractice attorney if you live in NYC.
If you think that you have been a victim of hospital negligence, or that it has affected your friends or family, then you can speak to one of our medical malpractice attorneys for a free and confidential consultation.
Please call 1-866-516-5887 today and contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Rosenburg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff LLP in NYC.
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.