The Greenwich hospital malpractice attorneys 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.
Background of Greenwich Hospital
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:
- Ambulatory surgery
- Diagnostic imaging
- Physical therapy
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:
- Summit Award from Press Ganey Associates for five years in a row. The award is presented to hospitals that hold a patient satisfaction rating in the 95th percentile or higher for three consecutive years.
- The highest rating in Westchester County and Connecticut went to Greenwich Hospital for “willingness to recommend to others.” The numbers for the rating are provided by surveys conducted by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Greenwich Hospital has a wide range of affiliations with many other institutions including:
- Yale University School of Medicine and Graduate School of Nursing
- Antioch College
- Columbia University, School of Social Work
- Fairfield University
- Fairfield University School of Nursing and Graduate School of Education
- Hartwick College/School of Nursing
- Hunter College, Graduate School of Social Work
- New York University School of Nursing
- Norwalk Community College
- Norwalk Hospital Respiratory School
- Pace University
- Westchester Community College/Respiratory Therapy
- Quinnipiac University College/School of Health Sciences
- University of Connecticut/School of Pharmacy
- University of Massachusetts/College of Health Professions
- Slippery Rock University/College of Health, Environment and Science
- Northeastern University/Bouve College of Health Sciences
- University of Connecticut/School of Allied Health
- University of Vermont/School of Allied Health Sciences
- Sacred Heart University, Graduate Program in Physical Therapy
- Springfield College/Department of Physical Therapy
- New York Medical College
- University of Massachusetts/Physical Therapy
- New York University/Occupational Therapy
- Mercy College/Occupational Therapy
- James Madison University/Occupational Therapy
- University of New England/Occupational Therapy
Greenwich Hospital Association and Malpractice
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.”
Contact Berkowitz and Hanna LLC
If you feel that you or someone you love received inadequate care from a staff member at Greenwich Hospital or another local medical facility, the Greenwich hospital, weight loss surgery, medical malpractice lawyers at Berkowitz and Hanna LLC may be able to help you. To schedule a consultation to discuss your case, contact our law office today.
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