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Hospital Negligence


Unfortunately, it is sometimes the professionals in whom we trust that let us down the most. When you or a loved one becomes the victim of negligence or abuse, you're left wondering how this could have happened and what you need to do next to hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

At D'Orazio Peterson, we represent clients in New York's Capital region who have been injured, or even lost their lives, as a result of the failure by a hospital or health care facility to act within reason. New York has strict timelines for hospital and nursing home negligence lawsuits, so it is very important that if you suspect you're dealing with a negligence case, you contact the attorneys at D'Orazio Peterson immediately for a FREE consultation. Call today to schedule an appointment at our Saratoga Springs law office by calling (888) 706-9765, and don't forget to request a copy of our book The Right to Know: 5 Common Questions From Victims of Hospital and Nursing Home Negligence (and How to Find the Answers).

Whether you had to spend a few days at the hospital or you moved an elderly loved one into a nursing home, one thing remains the same: you entered those facilities because you needed help. You trusted that the medical staff would be able to diagnose and treat your illness. You were no longer able to adequately take care of your family member and needed a nursing staff to step in. And that's just fine, because that's what hospitals and nursing homes are for, right?

 Hospital Negligence and Elder Abuse Are All Too Common

If You Suspect a Loved One Was Neglected at a Nursing Home or Abused While Under a Hospital's Care, Our Negligence Attorneys Are On the Case

The lines between negligence and medical malpractice can blur a bit, but generally, negligence cases happen as the result of a failure by members of the hospital or nursing staff, rather than its physicians. This could happen in any number of ways, but some of the more common negligence cases involve:

  • Pressure ulcers or bedsores
  • Physical or sexual assault by other patients, visitors, or health care providers
  • Improper monitoring of patients
  • Overmedication
  • Injuries that could have been prevented, such as falls
  • Infections

It can be difficult to get a straight answer from hospital or nursing home staff following what you perceive to be a possible act of negligence. They may try to play off your concerns as silly or even ignore you completely. This is not acceptable. At D'Orazio Peterson, we act on your behalf to make sure that your voice is heard loud and clear.


 Medical Malpractice Comes in Many Different Forms

If you're dealing with any of these situations, our medical malpractice lawyers may be able to help you: 

  • Surgical equipment—like a clamp or surgical sponge—was left in your body following a procedure
  • A doctor operated on the wrong part of your body
  • Your infant was injured while you were giving birth
  • A doctor failed to properly diagnose your condition
  • A medical professional did not read your test results correctly
  • You were given the wrong medication

If you feel that you or a loved one suffered because of a medical professional's negligent actions, contact D'Orazio Peterson immediately to find out if you have a legitimate case.


At D'Orazio Peterson, we intentionally keep our caseload small so that we're able to provide our clients with the level of personal service that they deserve. If you believe you may have a medical malpractice case, call today to schedule a free initial consultation by calling (518) 308 8339.

If you'd like a complimentary copy of one of our books, please let us know when you call, or fill out our online contact form. The books we currently have available are The Right to Know: 5 Common Questions From Victims of Hospital and Nursing Home Negligence (and How to Find the Answers) and Welcome Back, You're Fired: Common, but Illegal, Examples of Discrimination in the Workplace (and Why Most Cases Fail).

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