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Hospital Infection – New York Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter Delivers Results

Consistent results from an aggressive New York hospital infection lawyer

Hospital-acquired infections are a serious problem that can have devastating consequences. Hospital infections often occur because surgeons, nurses or doctors failed to provide a clean environment for their patients. When medical professionals fail to follow applicable standards or follow approved medical procedures, patients may develop serious infections while staying at the facility.

Don’t settle for excuses. Hold hospitals accountable. Contact the New York medical malpractice attorneys at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. We vigorously investigate hospital infections and work tirelessly for injury victims and their families. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success.

What types of hospital infection cases does attorney Jonathan C. Reiter handle?

More than 1.7 million people develop hospital infections nationwide every year. Some of the most common medical malpractice cases we handle involving infections stem from the following factors:

  • Unsanitary hospital conditions, including:
    • Unsterilized medical devices
    • Hospital workers who fail to wash their hands
    • Poor ventilation in hospitals
  • Contact transmission (infections transmitted by touch)
  • Airborne transmissions (infections transmitted in the air)

Patients may suffer any number of infections. Some of the most common types of infections acquired at hospitals include:

  • Staph infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Pneumonia, or infections affecting the respiratory system
  • Surgical site infections
  • Blood stream infections

In most cases, most of the these infections could have been prevented if the hospital properly sterilized all medical devices and practiced effective sanitary protocols, including properly washing hands and discarding potentially-hazardous needles, uniforms, gloves and other items.

Why should I hire New York hospital infection lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

In many cases, many hospitals deny wrongdoing. That’s why you need an aggressive attorney who will actively investigate your allegations and transform them into a rock-solid legal case. At our law firm, we know what evidence to look for and we know how to find it.

Our office has two nurses and an investigator with years of experience handling such complicated cases. At Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC, we have the resources and litigation skills to deliver results for injury victims and their families, including cases involving the wrongful death of a loved one.

We focus on each client’s individual needs. Discover what we can do for you.

Different cases demand different approaches. A lawyer can’t simply use the same strategy for every case. We understand this concept at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. That’s why we take the time to learn about each individual case.

We pride ourselves on our attention to detail. That means we carefully examine every piece of evidence and personally attend to each client’s individual needs. We take this intensive approach because we care about every client we work with. Your case matters here.

Make sure your case receives the attention it rightfully deserves. Contact us. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We’re ready and eager to work with you.  You’re hurting, physically, emotionally and financially. That’s why drives us to work hard every day – helping people just like you solve your problems.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC – we measure success one client at a time.

Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC

Empire State Building

350 5th Ave #6400

New York, NY 10118

Local: 212-736-0979

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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.