Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn is facing more than 100 medical malpractice lawsuits. Among the 100 lawsuits, about 12 patients are believed to have died due to the hospital's negligence.
In one instance, a mugging victim was brought to the hospital, but later died from brain injuries. Additionally, two patients died at the hospital when their severe pressure ulcers became infected.
The list of medical mistakes goes on. A patient was apparently given medication that they were allergic to. In addition, a diabetic patient alleges that staff at the hospital allowed a puncture wound to become so infected that they were forced to amputate their toes. A doctor is also accused of causing a baby to suffer permanent brain damage due to errors made during delivery.
Brookdale is one of five hospitals in Brooklyn recommended for mergers by state officials. Other hospitals in Brooklyn have dozens of lawsuits pending. However, when compared to hospitals with a similar number of beds, Brookdale University Hospital appears to have the most problems.
"The number of suits against Brookdale is alarming," one state assemblyman said.
People expect to receive quality care when they go to the hospital. Patients are often in a vulnerable state when they arrive, and they assume they will receive proper treatment.
Due to the vast number of lawsuits pending, it appears that staff at Brookdale University Hospital was careless and reckless on many different occasions.
Medical professionals have a duty to provide the best care possible, but when they fail to do that, they may be faced with a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Source: New York Daily News, "'Alarming' number of lawsuits at Brownville's Brookdale University Hospital," Conor Febos and Lore Croghan, Mar. 1, 2012
|$15 Million - Jury Award Against Hospital|
|$10.5 Million - Malpractice Infant Brain Damage|
|$9 Million - Brain Injured Baby Settlement|
|$7.75 Million - Pediatric Intensive Care Unit|
|$7.5 Million - Injured Construction Worker Settlement|
|$7.25 Million - Intersection Accident Settlement NYC|
|$5.5 Million - Bus Accident Award|
|$5.5 Million - Injured Child|
|$5.5 Million - Blinded Woman|
|$5.45 Million - Injured Child|
|$5.4 Million - Construction Burn Victim|
|$5.1 Million - Motorcycle Victim|
|$5 Million - Eye Surgery|
|$4.5 Million - Failure to Perform C-Section|
|$4.5 Million - Personal Injury Settlement|
|$4.4 Million - Failure to Diagnose Infection|
|$4.125 Million - Failure to Diagnose Quadriplegia|
|$4.0 Million - NYC Hospital Negligence Birth Injury|
|$3.8 Million - Electrician|
|$3.75 Million - Hospital Negligence Sepsis|
|$3.7 Million - Birth Injury Infant Stroke|
|$3.5 Million - Faulty Freight Elevator Fall|
|$3.4 Million - Surgical Error Bronxville Hospital|
|$3.28 Million - Eye Surgery Case|
|$3.15 Million - Settlement for a Brooklyn Laborer|
|$3.1 Million - Verdict Returned by NY Jury|
|$3.1 Million - Awarded by Brooklyn Jurors|
|$3 Million - Birth Injury Development Delays|
|$3 Million - Settlement Scaffold Injury Hudson Yard|
|$3 Million - Hot Water Burn Death|
|$2.6 Million - Surgical Error Premature Death|
|$2.5 Million - Hospital Malpractice Toddler Hemiplegia|
|$2.4 Million - Failure to Diagnose Lead to Paralysis|
|$2.3 Million - Birth Injury Brain Damage|
|$2.1 Million - Hospital Negligence Birth Injury|
|$2.1 Million - Failure to Diagnose Stroke|
|$2.1 Million - Surgical Error Paraplegic|
|$2.1 Million - Injured Worker|
|$2 Million - Hospital Negligence Permanent Injury|
|$2 Million - Malpractice Settlement Delay in Delivery|
|$2 Million - Verdict against Hospital|
|$1.8 Million - Failure to Diagnose Tumor|
|$1.75 Million - Diagnosing Prostate Cancer|
|$1.5 Million - Prostate Procedure Malpractice|
|$1.5 Million - Delay in Treatment - Nerve Damage|
|$1.4 Million dollar settlement in Action Over Explosion|
|$1.26 Million - Disabled Vehicle's Driver Hit|
|$1.15 Million To Slip-and-Fall Victim awarded by Jury|