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New York Wrongful Death Lawyer Focused on Your Family’s Needs

Hard-working, results-driven Manhattan wrongful death law firm cares about your case

New York City wrongful death attorney Jonathan C. Reiter understands what families go through when they lose a loved one in an accident or due to medical malpractice. That’s because attorney Reiter has personally worked on numerous cases throughout his legal career.

Wrongful death claims can be extremely complicated and difficult to prove. Part of what makes these cases so complex is we cannot ask the victim what happened. We must piece together the facts based on extensive research and consulting with experts, including qualified specialists in accident reconstruction, pathology and other medical specialties.

And to make matters worse, the person or corporation that caused your loved one’s death might deny any wrongdoing. That’s not right. That’s why we work so hard on wrongful death cases. We believe people should be held accountable for their actions when they cause a personal injury or wrongful death.

What is wrongful death?

Wrongful death is a legal term that refers to the death of a person caused by the negligence, malpractice or intentional misconduct of a person, corporation or governmental entity. New York personal injury law provides for a cause of action for wrongful death by virtue of its wrongful death statute, Section 5-4.1 of the Estates Powers and Trusts Law.

This statute provides that the personal representative of a dead person may bring a lawsuit for the benefit of the surviving family members to recover damages against the persons or entities responsible for the death. The term “personal representative” usually means the administrator or executor of the estate of the decedent that has been appointed by the Surrogate’s Court.

Financial costs associated with a wrongful death can add up quickly. You may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Death and funeral expenses
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Loss of benefits (such as pension benefits)
  • Pain and suffering of decedent
  • Punitive damages which are meant to punish a particularly negligent individual or business whose behavior directly contributed to your loved one’s death

What types of wrongful death cases does attorney Reiter handle?

A wrongful death claim can be based upon a wide range of circumstances. Some of the most common wrongful death cases we handle at Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC include:

Why should I hire New York wrongful death lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter?

New York City wrongful death attorney Jonathan C. Reiter has more than 30 years of experience helping the families of wrongful death victims obtain favorable verdicts and settlements. Our case results truly speak for themselves. We have often secured millions of dollars for families who truly need the money after the loss of a loved one.

How do we consistently obtain such sizable amounts for our clients? Hard work and a comprehensive understanding of the laws and legal system governing wrongful death cases. We fight relentlessly to protect clients’ rights. We do not rest until justice is served.

If necessary, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit in New York if we believe that’s the best way to resolve your case. Contact Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC. We’re ready and eager to work with you.

Exceptional service from a New York wrongful death lawyer you can trust

You will notice the difference the first time you meet with us. Our attorneys bring a high level of professionalism, dedication and plain old hard work to every case we handle.

We pay attention to clients’ needs. Our intense pre-trial preparation leaves nothing unexamined. We’re constantly searching for innovative strategies and inventive courtroom techniques designed to win.

Don’t wait to take legal action. A delay could affect your ability to recover compensation. Contact us today. Call (212) 736-0979 and schedule a free consultation. We’re ready and eager to meet with you. Solving people’s problems drives us to work hard every single day.

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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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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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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Manhattan Medical Malpractice Info Center

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.