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Calvary Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Calvary Hospital prices itself on providing the highest degree of palliative and hospice care for patients suffering from terminal conditions and advanced cancer. Sadly, not all of Calvary’s patients receive the same level of care and medical treatment. If your loved one suffered needlessly because of a healthcare provider’s negligence, Calvary Hospital medical malpractice lawyer Michael Gunzburg, P.C. is available to help you seek justice for your loved one’s pain.

Is Medical Malpractice Relevant in Hospice and Palliative Care Cases?

Hospice, palliative care, and home services for those with terminal illnesses are all forms of medicine, and are provided by healthcare professionals. And, as with any healthcare professionals, the doctors and nurses who treat patients with terminal conditions are bound by a certain standard of care. A violation of this standard of care is considered medical negligence, and if a patient is harmed–regardless of their health at the time of treatment–the practitioner and/or hospital can be held accountable by a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Forms of Palliative and Hospice Medical Malpractice

It may seem like palliative care and hospice are fields in which medical malpractice is rare, but the opposite is true. Medical negligence in this field is common. Examples include:

  • Failure to provide effective pain management
  • Failure to provide, or delayed, prescription medication
  • Failure to empty a patient’s catheter
  • Failure to prevent bedsores or other injuries/illnesses
  • Failure to properly clean the patient
  • Failure to provide physical therapy
  • Breach of contract
  • Abuse of the patient, including elder abuse

It should be noted that wrongful death is a valid reason to bring a medical malpractice claim against a palliative care/hospice care provider if the healthcare provider’s negligence caused your loved one’s death.

What Are The Damages in a Calvary Hospital Medical Malpractice Claim?

The pain, suffering, and fear that a terminally ill patient feels is no different than a patient who is in the prime of their life might feel. Damages in a Calvary Hospital medical malpractice claim can include many of the same damages that might be sought in a medical malpractice claim filed against a healthcare provider in any other hospital, including surgical malpractice, failure to diagnose, birth errors, and emergency room mistakes. Damages for your loved one’s behalf may include:

  • Cost of medical care caused by medical negligence
  • Estimated cost of your loved one’s future medical care if they are not deceased
  • Pain and suffering of your loved one
  • Emotional distress and mental anguish
  • Other expenses that were incurred because of the medical negligence

Call a Calvary Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

Everyone deserves the highest level of compassion and care when they are at their most vulnerable state. End of life care is still medical care, even if the goal is to minimize a patient’s suffering and improve their final days, and not to cure their condition. Calvary Hospital medical malpractice lawyer Michael Gunzburg, P.C. can help you hold the negligent party accountable. Call us today at 212-725-8500 to schedule a free consultation.

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