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Long Island Hospital Errors Lawyer

Experienced Hospital Error Attorneys Serving Long Island, NY

long island hospital errors lawyersAlthough hospitals work hard to mitigate errors, not all doctors and hospital personnel are perfect and errors do occur. There are many different types of hospital errors, including delayed diagnosis, missed diagnosis, childbirth injuries, medication errors, anesthesia errors, and surgery errors. Palermo Law is a Long Island Personal Injury Law Firm dedicated to representing individuals that have suffered serious injuries as a result of a hospital’s negligent care. Contact a Long Island Hospital Errors Lawyer for help with your case.

Childbirth injuries are among the most serious types of hospital errors that can occur. An obstetrician is responsible for taking care of expecting mothers before and during childbirth. Infants can experience childbirth injuries that can span from brain injuries such as cerebral palsy, fractured bones or ligaments, nerve damage, erb’s and klumpse palsy, etc. Before childbirth, during prenatal care, an obstetrician may be negligent in terms of not properly diagnosing issues with a mother such as hypoglycemia, anemia, preeclampsia, or any diseases (such as herpes) that may be injurious or fatal to the fetus. They may also fail to diagnose birth defects that may hurt the mother, or ectopic pregnancies (when an embryo is not implanted on the uterus), which require emergency treatment. An obstetrician may also make errors during childbirth, such as failure to diagnose a birth complication due to a baby’s large size or complications with the umbilical cord, improper use of forceps, failure to respond to fetal distress or to order a cesarean section when one is appropriate.

Another common error hospitals make is improperly administering medications. Medication errors can take place because of a misdiagnosis or a simply incompetent doctor or nurse. A doctor may not order the correct amount of medication, or a nurse may administer an incorrect amount of medication. Unchecked hospital equipment can also cause a medication error, such as an intravenous pump with dislodged valves. No matter the case, a medication error can be deadly or extremely injurious to the body.

Anesthesia errors can also occur. Even the slightest error by an anesthesiologist can cause nervous system damage, brain damage, or death. Failure to properly investigate a patient’s medical history for complications with an anesthetic or failure to properly inform a patient of preoperative instructions to be followed are both considered malpractice. Malpractice can occur during an anesthetizing and if an anesthesiologist uses unchecked/defective equipment, doesn’t properly or consistently check a patient’s vital signs, gives an inappropriate amount of anesthesia, or fails to properly intubate a patient.

There are several types of surgery errors that can take place. For example, a surgeon may accidentally puncture internal organs, operate on the wrong body part or organ, or even leave medical equipment in a patient’s body. A nurse may be negligent during post-operation.

Why Hire Palermo Law for your Long Island Hospital Error case?

  • We always offer a free no obligation consultation.
  • We never charge a fee unless we win your case.
  • We provide personal one on one attention to every client.
  • We handle all no-fault insurance communications and paperwork for you free of charge.
  • We have over two decades of experience litigating personal injury cases on Long Island.
  • We have obtained numerous million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.

About Us

Palermo Law was founded in 1994 as a general practice. In 1997, Steven Palermo joined the firm and by the early 2000’s the law firm shifted it’s primary focus to personal injury law. Steven Palermo focuses his entire practice on Personal injury law, with a large majority of those cases being Suffolk County car accidents. He personally oversees every personal injury case that the firm handles. He brings to each case over twenty years of experience, numerous successful trial verdicts and a passion for helping Suffolk County personal injury victims in their fight for justice against large insurance companies.

While Steven and his team are proud of their record of achievements in the court room, they are equally excited about how their clients feel about their experiences with the law firm. The firm has over two hundred positive reviews from former clients on various websites such as Google,, Avvo and Facebook. Palermo Law takes particular pride in the fact that they have some of the best reviews in Suffolk County. If you would like to set up an appointment for a free initial no obligation consultation with an experienced Suffolk County personal injury attorney, feel free to call today.

Trial Ready Strategy

Most personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court at some point before a trial. Many personal injury law firms on Long Island don’t fully prepare their cases for trial when anticipating a settlement. This weakens their position when it comes time to negotiating a settlement. At Palermo Law, we always fully prepare every case as if it is going to trial. This level of preparation gives us the leverage to negotiate the highest possible compensation for our clients and puts us in a strong position should a trial become necessary.

Focused on Helping the Injured

We realize that being really well versed in any one area of law takes focus. Personal injury law is no exception. That’s why our Long Island personal injury lawyers only handle personal injury cases. Steven Palermo, our managing partner, has been exclusively handling personal injury cases for the last two decades. We handle all types of personal injury cases for the injured, including car accidents, slip and falls and work related accidents. We have never represented an insurance company and never will. We do what we do because we love helping people.

Free Consultation

We offer every potential personal injury client a free, no obligation consultation at any of our five locations throughout Long Island. During the consultation, we will discuss your case in detail and give you our opinion on the chances of success. We will also discuss our potential strategy and our process for handling your case. If after fully discussing your case we feel it is a good fit for our Long Island Personal Injury law firm, we will discuss our fees and give you the option of moving forward with us as your lawyers.

Hire a Long Island Hospital Errors Lawyer

We have litigated hundreds of accident cases over the last two decades. As a result, we’ve become very proficient in handling all aspects of accident litigation including no-fault and property damage claims. We know all the ins and outs of Long Island accident claims and will use our experience to make sure you receive full compensation. We handle all Suffolk county accident cases on a contingency basis. This means we never charge an upfront fee and only get paid if we win your case. Reach out to us for a free consultation.