The Greenwich hospital malpractice lawyers at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC represent individuals who are harmed by negligence in hospitals throughout the state. If you feel that you or someone you love was mistreated while under the care of Greenwich Hospital or another Connecticut hospital, you can depend on our attorneys to investigate your claim and determine whether you qualify for a hospital malpractice lawsuit. To learn more, contact us today.
Greenwich Hospital, which has 206 beds including bassinets, is a nonprofit regional teaching hospital providing medical care to citizens of Fairfield County, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York. The hospital joined the Yale-New Haven Health System in 1998 and offers educational opportunities for medical residents in internal medicine who, as physicians, also provide care to hospital patients.
Physicians from all medical specialties practice medicine at the hospital. The hospital’s main campus includes the Helmsley Medical Building and the Thomas and Olive C. Watson Pavilion. The Bendheim Cancer Center and the Breast Center are located across the street from the hospital in the Sherman and Gloria H. Cohen Pavilion.
Other nearby hospital facilities include centers for:
In 1903, the Greenwich Hospital Association began making plans to build a hospital in the town. Its first building opened in 1906 with 24 beds. Today there are beds for 206 patients. In its first year of operation, the hospital treated 170 patients. Although land was bought in 1914 to build a new hospital, World War II caused a delay in the opening of the new facility until 1917.
Among the awards the hospital has received are:
Greenwich Hospital has a wide range of affiliations with many other institutions including:
If you feel that you or someone you love received inadequate treatment from a healthcare provider at Greenwich Hospital or another nearby hospital, you can seek legal help from the Greenwich medical malpractice lawyers at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC.
Examples of hospital malpractice include wrong or missed diagnosis of cancer or another serious illness; a failure to communicate with the patient or other staff members; and a failure to recognize the symptoms of a serious condition.
A class-action lawsuit was filed in 2008 against Greenwich hospital over the way it handled a surgeon addicted to drugs. According to an article published by Greenwich Time, the plaintiffs argued that the hospital had violated clauses under the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) by promoting Dr. Ian Rubins as a leading breast cancer surgeon while the doctor was using drugs in his private life. Plaintiffs argued that the hospital knew about Rubins’ drug addiction, but failed to act against him for fear of endangering profits from the hospital’s breast cancer center.
The judge, although dismissing the case because he said it was not a violation of CUTPA, did say the plaintiffs could seek other remedies. Judge John Blawie wrote in a memorandum regarding his decision, “That is what medical malpractice claims are for.”
If you feel that you or someone you love received inadequate care from a staff member at Greenwich Hospital, the dedicated team at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC may be able to help you. To schedule a consultation to discuss your case, contact a Greenwich hospital malpractice lawyer at our office right away.