Lili Hutchison, a long-time worker at Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn, claimed that she had been discriminated against and treated poorly at her workplace after she blew the whistle on life-threatening botched up reports by the hospital's pathology lab. Hutchison alleged that the lab told the wrong patients that they had HIV even though they didn't - and told them they didn't have Hepatitis C when they did. 

Read more: Lawsuit Against Hospital That Told Wrong Patients They Had HIV

Brooklyn resident Amanda Velasquez, now 27 and a married mother of two, went blind after doctors at Woodhull Medical Center misdiagnosed her glaucoma. She filed a medical malpractice lawsuit at Brooklyn Supreme Court. The jury awarded her $15 million for all that she had suffered.

Read more: Brooklyn Woman Wins $15 Million Lawsuit After Going Blind

The death of Sha-asia Washington on July 3 at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn has brought the rising medical racism in New York in the spotlight. Washington, 26, died of medical malpractice after giving birth to her daughter Khloe, becoming one of the many black women who have died of complications during delivery. Washinton’s death has given rise to an urgency to tackle the prevalent racial prejudices in NYC hospitals. 

Read more: Black Woman’s Death During Childbirth Brings Up Medical Racism

Medical malpractice is not a rare occurrence, especially in the state of New York, which has the highest medical malpractice lawsuit per capita in the country. Singer Marty Balin from Jefferson Airplane fell prey to one such malpractice in NYC in 2016. Balin, famous for being the co-founder lead singer of the band Jefferson Airplane, had a horrific experience at a Manhattan Hospital when the doctors' negligence resulted in the loss of half his tongue, an amputated thumb, and a paralyzed vocal cord.

Read more: How Medical Malpractice Put Singer’s Career in Jeopardy

The New York City Supreme Court awarded Pomona resident Patricia Jones and her husband $55.9 million in damages after spinal surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern allegedly left Jones a quadriplegic. The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that surgeons George Alexander Jones and Daniel Spitzer committed medical malpractice that resulted in Jones’ botched spinal surgery. The plaintiffs held the surgeons responsible for a series of medical failures that caused Jones a lifetime of despair and handicap. 

Read more: Woman Awarded $56 Million After Spinal Surgery Left Her Quadriplegic

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