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Hillside Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Opening its doors in 1926 as a psychiatric facility, Hillside Hospital relocated in 1941 and eventually was renamed Zucker Hillside Hospital in the late 1990s. Today, the hospital retains its position as a leading psychiatric hospital in New York state providing both in-patient and out-patient services.

Unfortunately, medical professionals make mistakes, and you might have suffered harm while receiving treatment. Call a Hillside Hospital medical malpractice lawyer today at Michael Gunzburg, P.C. We will offer a free case analysis to determine if your rights were violated and then map a strategy.

A Closer Look at Psychiatric Malpractice

Because Zucker Hillside provides primarily psychiatric services, any legal claim will be based on this type of malpractice.

Psychiatrists and other professionals at the facility must meet the accepted standard of care when treating patients. This standard will depend on how other medical professionals would have treated patients in similar circumstances. Psychiatrists are not required to be perfect—that’s impossible. However, they must provide a level of care that other professionals in the field would provide.

Here are some examples of negligence at Zucker Hillside Hospital:

  • Your team could have diagnosed you with the wrong condition, which of course delays treatment, or they could have failed to make any diagnosis at all.
  • Improper medications. A psychiatrist could prescribe the wrong medication to treat a mental condition. At best, improper medication delays recovery. At worst, a patient could have a psychotic break or other adverse reaction.
  • Sexual misconduct. Some psychiatrists abuse the doctor-patient relationship and commit sexual misconduct. You might have a claim even if you allegedly “consented,” since patients are not in a position to legally consent.
  • Breach of confidentiality. The facility could have shared confidential information to third parties without your approval. Mishandling of confidential information happens too frequently.
  • Failure to prevent self-harm. A facility should perform an adequate suicide risk assessment to prevent a patient from attempting suicide. Some facilities cut corners or lose paperwork, endangering the patient.
  • Premature discharge from the hospital. A patient might still be at risk, but the hospital pushes him or her out the door to free up a bed. That type of act could qualify as malpractice.

Call our firm. We can discuss what happened. Our legal team will seek financial compensation for the breach of the standard of care. We can also discuss a possible wrongful death claim if a loved one committed suicide due to medical malpractice.

The goal of this type of claim is financial compensation. This is not a criminal case. However, you should seek accountability and receive compensation for your expenses. Someone who receives poor care might need additional treatment.

Reach Out to Our Hillside Hospital Medical Malpractice Lawyers to Find Out More

Michael Gunzburg, P.C., can handle any psychiatric malpractice claim with tact and skill. We are not intimidated by hospitals and their legal defense teams. We have a track record of success negotiating settlements.

Call us to schedule a consultation with a Hillside Hospital medical malpractice lawyer. We maintain client confidentiality.

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