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FAQ: How do you confront a hospital about medical malpractice?

 If you were injured during a medical procedure, it is important to hold people accountable for their actions. Gather any evidence you have about your injury - medical records, documents from the hospital, photos or videos - and bring them to a medical malpractice lawyer to discuss your situation. An experienced hospital negligence attorney will help you determine if you have a case against a hospital, emergency room or your doctor and file a lawsuit accordingly.

To learn more about whether you have a case, schedule a free consultation with our medical malpractice lawyers by calling 212-750-1200 or emailing our office.

What Price Can Be Put on the Loss of a Limb?

 One might think that it's not possible to put a price on a body part, but that is not entirely true. In fact, there are people who do that for a living - put a price on the financial impact of undesirable events, such as a serious injury leading to amputation, quadriplegia or even death.

For a New York City woman the price of all four limbs and one eye was $17.9 million.

In 2008, while experiencing extreme pain, the then-32-year-old woman from Brooklyn went to theemergency room at Brooklyn Hospital Center. The ER doctor diagnosed her with kidney stones, gave her pain killers and sent her home. The next day, the pain had worsened so she called 911 - twice. Emergency responders with the FDNY refused to take her back to the hospital.

Improving Patient Care in New York Hospitals Through Federal Funding

 A federal contract for $7.59 million was recently awarded to the NYS Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) program in order to fund efforts across the state to reduce hospital readmissions and "preventable patient harm" by decreasing the number of errors made in emergency rooms, by doctors and nurses, and with medications.

The federal funding is part of 2010's Affordable Care Act - $1 billion in funding was pledged for Partnership for Patients programs nationwide. In New York, the program is being headed by the Healthcare Association of New York State and Greater New York Hospital Association. Together these two associations represent all of the hospitals throughout the state - including large academic medical centers in urban areas and smaller hospitals in rural areas.

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