It’s not illegal for a hospital to cut malpractice lawsuit insurance, but it is irresponsible. If hospital negligence results in wrongful death or a serious injury, the victim deserves adequate medical malpractice compensation.
New York, New York (PRWEB) August 03, 2012
Three Brooklyn hospitals are completely self-insured in the event of a malpractice lawsuit, reported The New York Times, citing a 2009 health department survey. New York medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm understand that those hospitals are Interfaith Medical Center, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and Wyckoff Heights Medical Center.
As reported by The New York Times, twelve other hospitals across the city were partially self-insured.
“When a hospital is self-insured, it means the hospital itself reserves money for potential lawsuits instead of paying for insurance,” explained David Perecman, a medical malpractice lawyer in New York for over 30 years.
According to the NYT, the money set aside by the hospitals was insufficient in several cases.
“It’s not illegal for a hospital to cut malpractice lawsuit insurance, but it is irresponsible. If hospital negligence results in wrongful death or a serious injury, the victim deserves adequate medical malpractice compensation,” said Perecman, a medical malpractice attorney dedicated to protecting the rights of individuals whose lives have been changed as a result of a health care provider’s negligence.
If a person was injured as a result of medical malpractice or medical negligence, he or she may be entitled to compensation including past and future medical bills; lost wages; and pain and suffering.
Lawyers at The Perecman Firm can provide knowledgeable, aggressive representation for victims of medical malpractice in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York construction accident, medical malpractice, auto accident, and civil rights violation lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of New York medical malpractice cases. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's "The Best Lawyers in America" and The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition" for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03), a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04), and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
"Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome."