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Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Manhattan

Mount Sinai Hospital - Manhattan, wikicommons
Mount Sinai Hospital – Manhattan, wikicommons

Were you or a loved one the victim of medical malpractice in Manhattan? Our Manhattan medical malpractice attorneys can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.

Our partners Michael Kaplen and Shana De Caro have over 35 years’ experience representing individuals who have suffered injury or death due to the professional negligence of their physician, surgeon, ambulatory care center, or hospital.

And our attorneys have successfully advocated for Manhattan residents in cases involving:

  • Anesthesia malpractice
  • Ear, nose & throat medical malpractice
  • Emergency room malpractice
  • Hospital malpractice
  • Improper treatment of infectious diseases
  • Internist malpractice
  • Medical errors in orthopedics
  • Medical malpractice in the care of children
  • Misdiagnosed cancer
  • Neurosurgery malpractice
  • Obstetrical and birth injury
  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Stroke misdiagnosis

We work on a contingency basis, which means you only pay a fee if we are successful in receiving compensation for your injuries.

Please get in touch for a free consultation.

How Common Are Medical Malpractice Cases in Manhattan?

We contacted the New York State Office of Court Administration to obtain statistics on the number of medical malpractice cases filed in each county in the City of New York.

The chart below shows the annual number of filings related to medical malpractice in Manhattan (New York County).

According to the New York State Office of Court Administration there were a total of 3,801 medical malpractice cases filed in Manhattan between 2011 and 2018. This is an average of 475 cases per year in the borough.

The data also revealed that Manhattan was the New York borough with the second highest number of medical malpractice cases over the same period:

A total of 16,769 medical malpractice cases were filed in NYC between 2011 and 2018.

22.7% of NYC medical malpractice cases were filed in Manhattan, which is slightly higher than the percentage of New Yorkers who live in the borough (19.3%).

Performance of Manhattan Hospitals

Figures are not currently available for the number of medical malpractice cases pursued against individual hospitals in Manhattan. However, below we have collated performance statistics for 3 of the major hospitals in the borough (New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia Presbyterian Center, Mount Sinai, and Lenox Hill), which were published by the New York State Department of Health. These include:

  • mortality rates compared to national and state averages
  • complications compared to national averages
  • waiting times
  • patient satisfaction

Performance Summary

HospitalsMortalityComplicationsWait TimeSatisfactionComplaintsSubstantiated
Presbyterian1.360.9930 mins68.5%0n/a
Mount Sinai1.120.6521 mins66%0.234.6%
Lenox Hill1.11.2714 mins67.5%0.250%
  1. Mortality: relative to national (1.0), lower is better. New York State average = 1.34
  2. Complications: relative to national (1.0), lower is better. New York State average = 0.87
  3. Wait Time: average patient wait time in ED before assessment by healthcare professional
  4. Patient Satisfaction: higher is better
  5. Complaints: number of complaints per 10,000 patient days
  6. Substantiated: percentage of allegations which were substantiated

New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia Presbyterian Center

New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Presbyterian Center
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia Presbyterian Center

Non-cardiac surgery related deaths at New York Presbyterian were 36% higher than the national average, but only marginally higher than the average for New York State.

Complications aligned closely with the national average, but were above average for New York.

Both waiting times and patient satisfaction were classed as average for the state, with an average ED wait before assessment of 30 minutes and 68.5% of patients expressing satisfaction with their experience at the hospital.

The New York State Department of Health did not receive any complaints regarding the hospital between 2016 and 2018.

Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital - Manhattan, wikicommons
Mount Sinai Hospital – Manhattan, wikicommons

Mount Sinai Hospital was rated as high performing in both non cardiac surgery related deaths and complications, while Emergency Department timeliness was classed as average, and patient satisfaction rated poor.

Non-cardiac deaths were 12% above the national average, but significantly lower than the state average.

Complications at the hospital were 35% below the national average.

With average waiting times of 21 minutes, ED patients at Mount Sinai were seen 7 minutes faster than the average for New York state.

66% of patients were satisfied with their experience at the hospital.

Mount Sinai was aligned with state averages on the number of complaints lodged per 10,000 patient hours (0.2).

Lenox Hill Hospital

Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan
Lenox Hill Hospital, Manhattan

Non cardiac surgery related deaths at Lenox Hill Hospital were 10% above the national average, but considerably lower than the state average for New York.

However the number of complications at the hospital was assessed as poor at 27% above the national average. The number of complications was also considerably higher than the state average.

The hospital performed well in patient waiting times, with an average ED wait of 14 minutes before being seen by a healthcare professional (half of the state average 28 mins).

Lenox Hill was classed an average performer in patient satisfaction, with 67.5% of patients expressing they were satisfied with their experience at the hospital.

The hospital was in line with state averages for the number of complaints per 10,000 patient hours (0.2), with 50% of allegations made being substantiated.

Which Areas Of Manhattan Do We Cover?

Our attorneys can accept medical malpractice cases throughout Manhattan (New York County), including: Lower Manhattan, the East Village, the West Village, Greenwich Village, Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Battery Park City, Yorkville, Murray Hill, Turtle Bay, Washington Heights, the Meat Packing District, Chelsea, Hudson Yards, midtown Manhattan, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, and Upper Manhattan.

Which Manhattan Hospitals Can We Accept Medical Malpractice Cases Against?

We can accept medical malpractice cases against all Manhattan hospitals, including:

  • Bellevue Hospital Center, First Avenue and East 26th Street, Manhattan.
  • Coler-Goldwater Specialty Hospital, 900 Main Street, Welfare Island (now Roosevelt Island), Manhattan.
  • Gracie Square Hospital, 420 East 76th Street, Manhattan.
  • Harlem Hospital Center, 506 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan.
  • Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 East 70th Street, Manhattan.
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, 100 East 77th Street, Manhattan.
  • Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, 210 East 64th Street, Manhattan.
  • Manhattan Veterans Administration Hospital, 423 East 23rd Street, Manhattan.
  • Metropolitan Hospital Center, 1901 1st Avenue, Manhattan.
  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel, 1st Avenue and East 16th Street, Manhattan.
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, 1 Gustave L. Levy Place, Manhattan.
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, 1111 Amsterdam Avenue, Manhattan.
  • Mount Sinai West, 1000 10th Avenue, Manhattan.
  • New York–Presbyterian – Allen Hospital, 5141 Broadway, Manhattan.
  • New York–Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, 630 West 168th Street, Manhattan.
  • New York–Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, 170 William Street, Manhattan.
  • New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, 525 East 68th Street, Manhattan.
  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, 310 East 14th Street, Manhattan.
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, Manhattan.
  • NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Manhattan.
  • Rockefeller Institute Hospital, 1230 York Avenue, Manhattan.

Your Medical Malpractice Case

Our firm helps individuals who have been injured as a result of negligence by healthcare providers in Manhattan and throughout New York State.

Our highly trained, experienced, and compassionate lawyers will help you through the process from start to finish.

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