Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., is facing more than 100 open lawsuits for what patients and their relatives say is sloppy care. Called an "alarming" number of suits, state Assemblyman Nick Perry (D-East Flatbush) said it's "a very strong indication that something is definitely wrong with how the hospital is run."
A dozen of the claims allege that patients died because of malpractice and negligence at the financially struggling hospital.
Thomas Stephens claims his grandmother, Nora Stephens, got a blood infection and gangrene on her feet from pressure ulcers, according to another New York Daily News article. Stephens pointed to the alleged poor treatment and neglect by personnel in the Brooklyn Supreme Court suit.
In 2010, the hospital suffered $42 million in operating losses. In September 2011, its CEO of parent company MediSys Health Network, David Rosen, was convicted for bribing New York officials. Even though the load of cases is "egregious," as Joanne Doroshow, executive director of the Center for Justice and Democracy at New York Law School, called it, there could be hundreds of other affected patients that don't sue, she explained.
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