Whenever a person seeks the care of a medical professional, he or she has an expectation of trust and adequate care. When that care is negligent or substandard, the consequences can be life-altering and financially devastating. For New York patients who have been the victim of medical malpractice, there are legal rights and ways to pursue compensation for a wide variety of injuries and outcomes.
The fatal crash between a car and a commuter train drew national attention and also backlash against one of the victims -- the woman whose car was hit by the train. That woman's family is now pursuing legal action against the railroad company. The family contends it was the MTA, and not their family member, who was to blame for the fatal New York car accident that took her life and the lives of several train passengers.