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By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Friday, January 10, 2020.

In 2003, Bee Gee’s frontman Maurice Gibb died at Mount Sinai Hospital from health complications that were causing him stomach pain. He had been in the hospital for three days and was scheduled to have an in-depth examination the following day. Sadly, his intestine burst and flooded his body with toxins that caused him to go into cardiac arrest and resulted in his death.

Following his death, Gibb’s brothers consulted with medical malpractice lawyers to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to take action against the hospital for hospital negligence. It was their belief that doctors did not detect that Gibb had a twisted bowel, which was further complicated by his admission into the VIP ward on the eighth floor, as opposed to the third floor where the hospital’s emergency equipment was housed.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, December 30, 2019.

In 1994, a young woman named Laura Gonzalez gave birth to a baby boy at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Unfortunately, what should have been an event filled with joy quickly turned into tragedy when Laura’s son suffered severe brain damage as well as extensive mental and physical impairments due to hypoxia.

As a result of this birth injury, Laura filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Flushing Hospital Medical Center in 1995 and the on-call physician in 1996. She alleged negligence for not identifying the signs of fetal distress or responding to the signs of fetal distress in both instances. These two actions were consolidated for a joint trial in 1997. Had the surgeon acted timeously, Laura would have undergone an emergency cesarean section, which would have prevented her baby’s injuries.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Friday, December 27, 2019.

In September 2001, famous sportswriter and broadcaster, Dick Schaap, admitted himself into a New York City hospital for a routine hip replacement surgery. Unfortunately, no one could possibly have predicted that he would never come home.

According to Trish, Dick’s wife, he had previously had a hip-replacement surgery, which he recovered from quickly and only needed to spend five days in the hospital. Naturally, Dick and Trish had no concerns going forward with the second hip-replacement surgery, especially since the surgery would be performed by the same surgeon at the same hospital.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, December 16, 2019.

In 2002, Megan Leston gave birth to a baby boy at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Unfortunately, her baby was born with a debilitating birth defect known as Cri Du Chat Syndrome that went undiscovered throughout her pregnancy due to the medical malpractice of Dr. Allison Boester.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that Dr. Boester departed from the standard of care expected from the medical profession by:

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, December 09, 2019.

As reported in Rolling Stone on the 17th of January 2018, the wife of Eagles co-founder and guitarist Glenn Fray filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Mount Sinai Hospital and the gastroenterologist who treated him.

According to Cindy Frey, Glenn’s widow, the gastroenterologist who treated Glenn was negligent when caring for him and failed to properly treat and diagnose his condition. Glenn died in January 2016 as a result of this, as he experienced complications from his rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. Apparently, Glenn’s gastroenterologist did not promptly and properly treat his ulcerative colitis and the other symptoms and diseases of his bowel that were presented. Additionally, he did not assess Glenn for respiratory issues, treat a notable infection, or hospitalize him promptly when he realized that something was wrong.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Wednesday, December 04, 2019.

In February 2018, a man who does not wish to be named filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan for the death of his wife in what can only be described as a “freak accident” that never should have happened.

The victim’s husband reported that a psychiatric patient being treated at Bellevue Hospital was responsible for the untimely death of his wife. Despite being treated at the hospital and classified as a known risk, the psychiatric patient, named Melanie Liverpool-Turner, was prematurely discharged from the hospital. Documents show that Liverpool-Turner displayed several warning signs that indicated she was not yet ready for release and still posed a great threat to the public. Sadly, Liverpool-Turner pushed a woman in front of a subway car three weeks after her release, killing her instantly.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

In March of 2016, the then lead singer of Jefferson Airplane, Marty Balin, was rushed to the emergency room at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital due to complaints of severe chest pain. What followed was a nightmare far beyond what he could have imagined.

Doctors performed open-heart surgery, which included a triple bypass and a valve replacement that forced Balin into the intensive-care unit (ICU) for recovery – the one place in any hospital that requires the most specialized and supervised care. What doctors had failed to tell him upon admission was that the hospital was in the process of closing, and they were severely understaffed.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

In 2013, wrestler and reality TV star Hulk Hogan filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the Laser Spine Institute and several of its surgeons in Tampa, claiming that they rendered inappropriate care that damaged his wrestling career due to them performing unnecessary surgeries on him. Additionally, the Institute used Hogan’s endorsement without his permission, prompting him to seek damages of $50 million.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Monday, November 04, 2019.

Perhaps one of the most complex medical malpractice cases to come out of New York City is that of 34-year-old cable splicer, Thomas Dockery.

In 2002, Thomas suffered a grand mal seizure in his sleep and was rushed to Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway, New York. His CT scan was interpreted as normal; however, an MRI interpreted two days later showed a lesion known as a glioma, which is a central nervous system tumor. Thomas was referred to Dr. Chris Overby of Peninsula Hospital, a neurosurgeon who agreed that he had a glioma. A second opinion was obtained from Dr. Philip Gutin of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Hospital in Manhattan, who also agreed that Thomas had a glioma and scheduled a surgery for 13 days later.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Hospital Negligence on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

Mount Sinai Hospital is a well-known hospital that borders on Manhattan’s East Harlem and Yorkville neighborhoods. Originally founded in 1852, the center now includes the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, which currently ranks among America’s top 20 medical schools. Unfortunately, this ranking isn’t enough to prevent medical malpractice from occurring at the hospital, and one of its more shocking cases involved the in-utero death of an infant.

On 13 December 2017, Jana Diaz arrived at Mount Sinai’s Midwood’s facility in Brooklyn at 1 am due to cramps and bleeding. The hospital did not have a maternity ward or an OBGYN on staff, and no one was immediately called when it became apparent that they did not have the knowledge or facilities needed to treat Jana correctly. In fact, Jana states that it took 90 minutes for the emergency care doctor-on-call to see her and perform an exam and that her unborn baby’s heart rate had dropped to 104 by then. Despite this, Jana says that the hospital staff was more concerned with ensuring that her paperwork was being correctly filled in as opposed to managing her clinically. Jana’s lawyer states that as a clear obstetrical emergency, an emergency C-section should have been performed immediately.

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