Two weeks ago, the Slocum-Dickson Medical Group filed a lawsuit against St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center for $102,000,000 in damages. The lawsuit does not allege medical malpractice or a failure to diagnose. Rather, it was for damages stemming from what the Slocum-Dickson doctors believe is St. Elizabeth’s wrongful siphoning of cardiac patients away from the Slocum-Dickson physicians.
According to the complaint, St. Elizabeth’s has for more than 10 years failed to refer patients to Slocum-Dickson. Per the Utica-Observer Dispatch, the complaint continues that St. Elizabeth’s has also directed patients away from Slocum-Dickson. One allegation includes St. Elizabeth’s alleged referral of emergency room cardiac patients directly to (and only to) Central New York Cardiology despite a preexisting “hospital without walls” agreement.
How the demand for $102,000,000 was calculated is unknown.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of medical malpractice and hospital negligence cases, including those arising out of mistakes made by Slocum-Dickson doctors and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center hospital negligence. If you or a loved one were injured due to medical malpractice, such as a failure to diagnose or surgical error, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
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