Ellis Law, P.C. New York State Personal Injury Lawyers New York State Personal Injury Lawyers
Free Injury Answerline® 24/7
1-800-LAW-7777 Toll Free
1-800-3-ABOGADO Se Habla Español


Read the life-changing story of one client for whom we obtained a $9.6 Million settlement in just over one year.

Learn more

Breaking News!



Ellis Law Clients Participate in $4.85 Billion and $1.2 Billion Drug Suit Settlements

Drug Lawsuit Alerts! : Click here to learn about drug lawsuits currently being investigated by Ellis Law

LETTER FROM MR. ELLIS to Injury Victims. Click here

Ellis Law Mobile Office will come to you 24/7

Man loses leg, claims hospital was negligent in lawsuit

When time is of the essence, any delay in medical treatment can mean a worsening prognosis. If you face delays when your blood supply is cut off to a limb, it could mean amputation or worse, just like this man's case.

A man who lost his leg has blamed the hospital where he was treated. According to the July 5 news, the man had just gotten off work when he was hit by a car. It was around 6:00 a.m., when the crash took place, and the emergency medical service arrived in three minutes. Within an hour, it was determined that the man's leg was not receiving blood.

To rescue his leg, he needed to receive surgery performed by a vascular surgeon to repair the arteries and veins. There was no vascular surgeon at the Coney Island Hospital, so the doctors there called an emergency phone line to reach one at Kings County Hospital. While that line should have been answered before the third ring, no one picked up at all. The hospital left a message, and that time delay led to complications for the patient.

It wasn't until 2:00 p.m., that the man was transferred to the other hospital for surgery, but Coney Island Hospital forgot to send his CT scan. A new one had to be taken at the Kings County Hospital when the original couldn't be sent electronically. By 7:00 p.m., the man was finally taken to surgery, but it was too late to save his leg.

Delays like this aren't acceptable, and the hospital is being investigated. If this happens to you, your attorney can help you review your case, too.

Source: New York Daily News, "Man who lost his leg blames Brooklyn hospital in a $24M medical malpractice lawsuit," Daeh Gregorian, July 05, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Ellis Law, P.C. Office Locations

Email us

Albany Office
1707 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12205

Toll Free: 800-529-7777
Toll Free: 800-322-6423
Albany Law Office Map

Principal Office
2076 South Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Toll Free: 800-529-7777
Toll Free: 800-322-6423
Poughkeepsie Law Office Map

New York Office
39 Broadway
New York, NY 10006

Toll Free: 800-529-7777
Toll Free: 800-322-6423
Map & Directions

Fishkill Office
Routes 9 & 52
Fishkill, NY 12524

Toll Free: 800-529-7777
Toll Free: 800-322-6423
Map & Directions

Free Injury Answerline ®