May 19, 2011 – Brooklyn, New York – According to NBC New York, neglect at Kings County Hospital has resulted in criminal charges. Charges against a hospital aide were recently filed after a patient died on the floor of an emergency room on June 19, 2008. Esmine Green, 49, had been left lying in the psychiatric ward of the hospital for almost 24 hours before she fell to the floor and died. Video surveillance captures the woman rolling around for nearly an hour and being ignored by staff. The family of Green won a $2 million settlement. However the recent charges against the hospital aide are a result of falsifying Green’s records. This is the first time since the tragic death that criminal charges have been pursued. When someone is seriously or fatally injured because of medical negligence, it could lead to the filing of a medical malpractice claim. A Brooklyn medical malpractice attorney will take the time to carefully evaluate your case and determine if you have a valid claim that is worth pursuing.
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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of medical negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries and suffering. Consulting with a Brooklyn medical malpractice attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a medical malpractice claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of medical malpractice attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, dangerous drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your medical malpractice claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.