Thursday, October 11, 2012
Gerry's Educational Medical Malpractice Website
A 50-H hearing is testimony given under oath in the defense lawyer's office in claims made against New York City municipal hospitals. Those hospitals include Bellevue Hospital, Jacobi Hospital, Elmhurst Hospital, Queens General Hospital, Kings County Hospital, North Central Bronx, Metropolitan Hospital and others.
If you suffered harm at a municipal hospital within the five burroughs of New York City, you cannot sue the hospital directly. There are specific procedures that must be followed before you are permitted to file a lawsuit.
The most important procedure is to timely and properly file a "Notice of claim." Municipal hospitals in NYC are owned and operated by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. That notice of claim puts NYCHHC on notice of a potential lawsuit. That claim is designed to tell the municipality where the problem arose, what problems occurred and what injuries you suffered as a result of the wrongdoing.
A notice of claim is designed to allow NYCHHC time to investigate your claim.
As part of the investigation process to learn more about what happened to you, the law requires that you appear for a hearing at their attorney's office. This is an opportunity for them to ask you questions, under oath, to get more detailed information about your claim.
The designation "50-H" simply refers to a section of the law that lays out the procedures necessary to be followed when you have suffered an injury at a municipal hospital and intend to bring a lawsuit.
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Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client.
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering.
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at email@example.com. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
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