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New York Citys Best And Worst Hospitals

Consumers Reports Releases New York Citys Best and Worst Hospitals

A February 2012 report by Consumers Reports found that NYC Hospitals are some of the worst in the nation.According to Consumers, of the 50 lowest-scoring such hospitals nationwide, 30 are in the New York City area.The best score from a NYC hospital was NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan. However, there score was still 10 percent worse than the national average.

Best 5 hospitals were in the suburbs:

  • St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, N.Y.: 22 percent better than average
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, N.Y.: 12 percent better than average
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, N.J.: 8 percent better than average
  • Glen Cove Hospital, Glen Cove, N.Y.: 4 percent better than average
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, N.J.: average

Worst 5 hospitals werein the New York City area:

  • Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx: 68 percent worse than average
  • Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow: 63 percent worse than average
  • Forest Hills Hospital, Queens: 62 percent worse than average
  • St. Josephs Medical Center, Yonkers: 62 percent worse than average
  • St. Johns Riverside Hospital, Yonkers: 62 percent worse than average

It is not surprising that there are medical malpractice cases when many hospitals are routinely failing to provide proper medical care.One of the best ways to protect yourself while in a hospital is to have your friends and family members make their presence known and ask questions.This usually gets the doctors and nurses paying more attention to your medical care and treatment.The patient who says nothing and who has no visitors will likely get less attention.More attention is a good thing while in a hospital.

If you believe you were caused further injury while in a hospital, or misdiagnosed, you should contact an experienced medical malpractice attorney immediately to get legal advice.If you delay in seeking representation, you may lose your rights to sue based upon the statute of limitations and general municipal law.For New York medical malpractice cases, the records will need to be reviewed by a doctor to determine if there is merit to the case.The records should be obtained as soon as possible to prevent alterations of the records.

To read the entire Consumers Report article, click the link below.

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Construction Accident


$1.7 million verdict in New York County against the driver of a delivery truck who struck a man as he was crossing the street within the crosswalk in Manhattan.

Motor Vehicle Accident


$3.6 Million settlement in New York Supreme Court for a Spanish speaking construction worker who fell off a 6 foot ladder and landed onto metal and wooden debris. The worker required lumbar spinal surgery for his injuries and needed surgeries to both knees from the fall. The worker could not return to work and suffered depression from his injuries resulting in a suicide attempt.

Construction Accident


$3.2 million verdict in Queens Supreme Court for an undocumented Polish speaking construction worker who fell 12 feet during a demolition project. The worker fractured a vertebrae and herniated several discs in his spine requiring surgery. The plaintiff was unable to return back to work due to his injuries.

Motor Vehicle Accident


$1.5 million verdict in Supreme Court Kings County for a woman struck by a car that jumped the curb and hit the pedestrian while standing on the sidewalk across from Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

Slip And Fall Accident


$1.9 million verdict in New York Supreme Court for a bank manager who slipped and fell on a wet floor, resulting in spinal injuries. The building owner knew about a recurring leak inside the basement cafeteria but failed to correct the problem.

Construction Accident


$2 million settlement in Queens Supreme Court for Polish construction worker who fell 2 stories from a bucket. The worker’s supervisor told the construction worker to ride the material bucket down to use the bathroom because it would save time. The worker fractured his pelvis in several places requiring surgery and was unable to return to work.

Medical Malpractice


Defense counsel offers 11 cents to settle before trial and the jury renders a verdict of $4.5 million dollars for a medical malpractice victim and his wife. The action was commenced in New York Supreme Court for a patient who suffered massive internal bleeding during a lower back surgery when the surgeon negligently cut an artery and failed to promptly treat the condition, causing a loss of oxygen and injury to the brain. The anesthesiologist failed to properly monitor the patient’s vitals during the surgery and alert the surgeon of the drop in blood pressure.



$1.25 million settlement in New York Supreme Court against building owner for negligent security that caused two women to be assaulted while leaving work. A masked man entered their elevator from a floor that was supposed to be closed off for construction. The assailant used a metal pipe to attack the two women. The two women split the settlement monies.

Construction Accident


$1.5 Million settlement in New York Supreme Court for a construction worker who was struck by a piece of concrete that fell on his head and back. Workers above were chipping concrete despite knowing that people were working directly below them. The plaintiff required surgery on his neck but made a good recovery.

Medical Malpractice


$3.9 million settlement in Supreme Court Kings County for a Brooklyn man who suffered a stroke shortly following an eye surgery. The patient was given medical clearance for local anesthesia but instead was placed under general anesthesia for 7 hours. The patient’s blood pressure was not well controlled resulting in a 30 minute hypertensive emergency near the end of the operation. The patient died after 7 years of living in different nursing homes.


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