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Choosing a Hospital: Is It a Life or Death Decision?

medical malpractice attorney New YorkGoing to the hospital could be a life or death decision for some patients. According to new research, patients treated at the worst hospitals are three times as likely to die as patients with the same health problem treated at the best hospitals. Yet most of us choose a hospital based on convenience or where our doctor’s practice.

When you need to go to a hospital, it generally means you need some sort of serious medical care or treatment. The risk of infection and medical mistakes adds to the stress of being hospitalized. Although there are risks to getting medical care and treatment at any hospital, the risks may be even higher at certain hospitals.

About one out of every four hospitals in the United States gets penalized by the federal government for having too many infections, bedsores, falls and other complications. These facilities lose 1 percent of their Medicare payments for a year. This is all the more reason to choose your hospital carefully. Unfortunately, having the opportunity to choose a hospital may not be a luxury all patients can afford. In such cases, it is even more important to pay close attention to the care provided by the hospital staff.

Legal Protection For Medical Malpractice Cases

Most states have laws that allow individuals who have been injured as a result of another party’s negligence or recklessness to seek compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of income. This is also true in the case of patients seeking treatment at hospitals.

When a hospital staff, or any other healthcare professional, provides substandard care that results in injuries or death, the patient should hire an attorney who specifically handles medical negligence to seek monetary compensation.

At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., our New York medical malpractice attorneys understand the ramifications of medical negligence on the patient and their family members. We are aggressive in getting our clients the full extent of the monetary compensation they are entitled to for the injuries they have suffered.

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If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligent actions of a healthcare professional and would like to consult with an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney, please immediately call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-800-529-9997.

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