Two medical malpractice lawsuits against same hospital in 1 month

One hospital has had two lawsuits filed against it within a month's time. Monroe County, New York, has also been named as a defendant in the case against the Community Hospital. In these medical malpractice suits, the nursing home of the location is accused of being negligent in its care of patients and causing the death of one.

The administrator of the estate of the deceased man filed a suit on the 2nd of May, alleging that the hospital's nursing home staff did not use skills, diligence, or ordinary and reasonable care in the man's case. The power of attorney for another resident claimed that the negligence of the staff caused the resident to get bed sores, urinary tract infections, and other injuries and illnesses. While the county refused to comment during the case, the state Department of Health website shows that the facility had been inspected as many as 10 times in the past year.

Some of those inspections were routine, and others were because of complaints that were being investigated. During the course of those inspections, the facility was cited for 35 health violations that were said to have been standard. Out of 35, four of those violations were because of immediate jeopardy or actual harm. These came from another suit, which began in March 2013 and is still ongoing.

Medical malpractice suits such as this are all too common in New York. Anyone whose loved one has been injured, became ill, or died due to the negligence of a hospital or nursing home may choose to meet with an experienced personal injury attorney. The personal injury lawyer can advise the client in the best way for him or her to seek damages for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other hardships.

Source: democratandchronicle, "Two lawsuits in a month against Monroe Community Hospital", Patti Singer, May 24, 2017

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