A 59-year-old cyclist was killed in a tragic hospital accident in Queens after the patient developed sepsis following an injury to his arm, according to the NY Daily News. Authorities have been able to identify the man that died as Antonio Flores. Antonio Flores was bicycling on July 7th when he was involved in a minor car accident. He was hit as he was trying to make a left turn onto Baxter Avenue. He was later taken to the hospital in order to be treated for his injuries. He was later released after the hospital treated his arm injury, but was taken back on July 10th after he developed sepsis. He was later pronounced dead on July 11th. Sepsis occurs when harmful bacteria and toxins enter a wound and cause a person to become sick. A hospital can be liable for malpractice if they either delay diagnosis or they delay treatment. Sepsis is extremely dangerous and can often result in organ failure and death. Medical malpractice cases are often very complex and require the expertise of an experienced lawyer that specializes in that area.
Every year, vehicle accidents on roadways in the US cause injuries to more than 4 million people. Although you may be a very careful driver, there is always a chance of being injured in an accident caused due to the negligence of another person.
If you have been hurt in a car accident in New York for no fault of your own, the law allows you to file a personal injury claim to get compensation for the losses you suffered. Here are a few things you need to keep in mind on how to build a strong auto accident injury case in New York City.
It is estimated that about 250,000 individuals currently live with spinal cord injuries in the United States. As many as 12,000 new spinal cord injuries occur every year. A spinal cord injury is a trauma that results in permanent damage to the spinal cord. In general, traumatic spinal injuries result from either penetration or non-penetration injuries.
In 2004, an NYC woman Jacqueline Martin developed a rare skin disorder which doctors at three different hospitals failed to diagnose. Martin's family filed a medical malpractice lawsuit, alleging that she suffered brain damage due to the hospital’s failure to diagnose her illness and negligence in medical care. According to the New York Times, a Bronx jury awarded Martin $120 million in damages - one of the largest medical malpractice verdicts ever awarded in the state.
On Sep. 22, 2015, Delfino Cuautle, father of three, had to undergo an emergency amputation of his leg above the knee due to a series of bureaucratic bungling at Coney Island Hospital, NYC. The 13 hours delay in surgery triggered the need for amputation of Cuautle's leg. Cuautle filed a medical malpractice lawsuit at Brooklyn Federal Court. The jury awarded him $24 million for his suffering that could have been easily prevented had timely treatment been initiated.