NY Jury Awards Paralyzed Bronx Man $19.2M In Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A New York jury has awarded a Bronx man $19.2 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit after doctors at Montefiore Medical Center failed to diagnose a spinal cord infection which led to permanent paralysis. The doctors’ and the hospital’s negligence was blatant’ and the plaintiff’s lawyer has said that the man’s injuries might have been avoided had an MRI or CAT scan been done sooner.

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New York Medical Malpractice – Woman Awarded $10M

A New York woman was awarded $10.7 million after Queens Hospital left her waiting in an emergency room for over two hours with a fractured skull. Legal experts say this type of medical malpractice could have been avoided – and the jury wholeheartedly agreed.

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New York Medical Malpractice

The numbers are alarming. Some studies suggest that while up to 5 % of hospitalizations are subject to some form of medical malpractice, only 1 in 8 patients will file a lawsuit.

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New York Medical Malpractice: Laws, Claims and Damages

NEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICEIf a New York health care provider has negligently injured a patient, that patient may file a suit for medical malpractice against the provider. Medical malpractice is an area of law designed to protect patients form the negligent acts of health care providers.

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