Legal News for New York Medical Malpractice lawyers—2 Long Island brain surgeons at North Shore Hospital face charges for failure to complete brain surgery in NY.
Long Island, NY (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) — The New York State Department of Health has documented North Shore University Hospital for 14 different abuses including when two brain surgeons failed to perform an operation on a patient that was already sedated on the table for operation, announced Newsday.
A woman by the name of Jennifer Ronca, resident of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania had undergone the first portion of a two-part brain surgery procedure at the Manhasset hospital and Dr. Paolo Bolognese was the surgeon who was signed up for the job scheduled for April 10th . He failed to show for the surgery due to being out of town.
The Manhasset Chief of neurosurgery, Dr. Thomas Milhorat, declined to finish the surgery the absent doctor. The Manhasset hospital reprimanded both doctors for the act giving them both two weeks suspension. The chief retired soon after, while Bolognese stayed working at the hospital.
The New York department of health stated that Bolognese tried to get another doctor to perform the surgery since he had made previous travel plans to leave the morning of Ronca’s scheduled operation. With no reply from the other surgeon, Bolognese still left and shirked his commitment to the surgery. The doctor had told Ronca’s family that he had to attend to an urgent family situation.
Ronca’s Manhattan lawyer stated that he was shocked that an upstanding hospital like North Shore could let something like this happen. North Shore’s representative Terry Lynam’s made a statement about the reasoning behind the accident claiming that it was a miscommunication issue. The North Shore University Hospital has been given an October deadline for the hospital to present the state with a plan to correct this serious communication issue from happening in the future as well as pay back the numerous fines that they will face.
The abuses that the Hospital will be fined for are: the doctors operating did not pause to stop and check that they were operating on the right part of the body. A patient was sedated before the brain surgeon was present; An orthopedic surgeon left the operation after doing his part before the next surgeon was present, and, on another occasion, Lynam commented that all the cases involving a mishap have been addressed.