Commitment | Dedication
${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt} New York’s Personal Injury Attorneys
Free Case Evaluation
IN NYC 212-257-3731 Toll Free 866-502-9091
We are here to help you explore your options. What type of injury do you have?
Case Type

Bronx VA Clinic Patient Crushed By Falling Medical Equipment

A 66-year-old man was killed in a tragic accident at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx. The patient was crushed by a gamma camera during a routine diagnostic procedure. The Infinia Hawkeye 4 gamma camera involved in the fatal accident weighs more than 5,000 pounds. General Electric (GE) Healthcare manufactured the camera and is responsible for its maintenance.

Gamma camera accidents are rare, but William Spies, a professor of radiology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, recalls a similar accident occurring several decades ago.

It's obvious that the patient's wrongful death occurred from the negligence of others, but this accident will certainly raise issues of liability. Is GE Healthcare the only liable party or does the Bronx VA clinic share some of the blame? GE likely uses some parts made by other manufacturers in its gamma cameras; perhaps a manufacturing defect by another party caused the equipment collapse?

If you or a loved one has been seriously harmed by a mistake at a clinic or hospital, an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney can help you sort out the confusing legal issues. A skilled lawyer can also help you understand how much your case may be worth and the timeline involved with recovering damages.

Source: Wall Street Journal, "Equipment Collapses, Killing Patient," Tamer El-Ghobashy, June 7, 2013

Past President NYSTLA
Big Apple | Pothole & Sidewalk Protection Committee
Trial Lawyers Care
Super Lawyers
Take Justice Back | www.takejusticeback.com
Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America
American Association for Justice Leaders Forum | Benefactor 2017
American Association for Justice | Sustaining Member
Avvo Rating | 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Medical Malpractice
Past President NYSTLA
Big Apple | Pothole & Sidewalk Protection Committee
Trial Lawyers Care
Super Lawyers
Take Justice Back | www.takejusticeback.com
Life Member | Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum | The Top Trial Lawyers in America
American Association for Justice Leaders Forum | Patron 2015
American Association for Justice | Sustaining Member 2015
Avvo Rating | 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Medical Malpractice

Office Location

Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, Falick
20 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10007

Toll Free: 877-298-3201
Phone: 212-964-1390
Fax: 212-608-4959
New York Law Office Map