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Mount Sinai West Medical Malpractice Lawyer

The slightest slip during surgery, note-taking error while updating a patient’s chart, or miscalculation of prescription medication can cause irreparable harm to a patient. The damages resulting from this harm can be sought from the at-fault party, which in your case might be Mount Sinai West Hospital. If you or a loved one suffered a substandard outcome after being treated at Mount Sinai West, medical malpractice lawyer Michael Gunzburg, P.C. can take on your case to ensure full compensation for your damages.

Common Errors Made in Mount Sinai West Hospital

When a healthcare provider’s level of care for their patient falls below the legal threshold required by the Standard of Care, and the patient is harmed, the doctor and/or the hospital they were working out of can be held financially liable in a medical malpractice claim. Examples of how malpractice occurs include the following:

  • Emergency Room Errors–People come into the ER for all types of reasons. The level of care they receive greatly depends on staff availability. The more congested the ER, the less likely a patient with a serious heart condition will be treated in time, and when a patient enters the ER, time is usually of the essence. Other ER errors that can lead to delayed treatment include failing to notice a patient’s symptoms, failing to order diagnostic tests, and failure to pay attention to the patient’s vital signs.
  • Surgery Errors–Surgical errors can happen during elective surgeries as well as during emergency surgeries. Many of the same errors are made during both, including laceration of a nerve or artery, operating on the wrong site, and leaving behind surgical tools or sponges within the patient.
  • Oncology Errors–Diagnostic errors are the leading cause of oncology lawsuits. Oncologists have to meet a high standard of care when it comes to diagnosing cancer, which includes ordering the appropriate tests and interpreting those test results accurately.
  • Birth Injuries–Birth injuries can leave the baby and/or the mother with serious injuries. Failure to monitor fetal distress, improper use of forceps, failure to conduct an emergency cesarean section, and failure to control the mother’s bleeding are all leading causes of birth injuries and malpractice claims.
  • Anesthesia Errors–Anesthesiologists used to have the highest malpractice rates of any doctor. Thanks to better medicine and monitoring techniques, anesthesia error rates are lower than in the past. However, due to the extremely strong nature of the drugs that anesthesiologists use, even a slight miscalculation can still lead to serious injury, brain damage, or death during surgery.

Call a Mount Sinai West Medical Malpractice Lawyer Today

The least that a hospital or doctor can do after making a serious mistake is to apologize and admit fault. Sadly, insurance companies heavily frown on apologies. Mount Sinai West medical malpractice lawyer Michael Gunzburg, P.C. can offer you something even more valuable–the opportunity to be fairly compensated for both your economic and non economic damages. Call us today at 212-725-8500 to schedule a free consultation.

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