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Nurse reveals possible medical malpractice at New York hospital

Because of possible discrimination against a former employee, patients who were admitted to a New York hospital a few years ago may have endured medical malpractice while in the care of the facility. A male nurse who worked at the hospital has filed his own lawsuit against the medical center for the way he was treated while in its employ. The lawsuit he has chosen to file may prompt former patients or their families to file medical malpractice suits of their own.

The man started his nursing career at this particular hospital. His suit states that, because he was a white male, he was constantly told by female nurses that he should not be working as a nurse at this hospital. When he first began working at the hospital, he was assigned to the patients whose conditions were the worst in the unit. He felt those patients deserved the knowledge of more experienced nurses. However, he said the other nurses would not properly supervise his patient care because of their attitude toward him, and he alleges that some of his patients during that time may have died because of the deficient care they were given.

The nurse also said he would have to work hours longer than his normal shift because no one would show up to relieve him. His supervisor allegedly declined to approve overtime pay for him whenever this happened. He left this job after 11 months, because the hospital was going to write him up for errors he had committed. He claims the errors were minor, and he chose to resign rather than be terminated.

Unfortunately, medical malpractice happens all too frequently. While everyone does make mistakes, there should always be a system of checking and re-checking all facets of hospital care so that errors are kept to a minimum. New York residents who feel they, or a member of their family, have been victims of medical mishaps have the right to pursue compensation.

Source: New York Post, Nurse accuses LI hospital of neglect, possibly deaths, Kathianne Boniello and Taylor K. Vescey, Feb. 9, 2014

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