NY Hospital Must Face New Trial Over Man's Pneumonia Death

Law360 (September 11, 2019, 8:48 PM EDT) -- A New York state appeals court on Wednesday ordered a new trial in a suit accusing a hospital and an emergency room doctor of failing to hospitalize a patient with severe pneumonia that caused his death, saying certain evidence was improperly allowed by the trial judge.

A four-judge Appellate Division panel for the Second Department reversed final judgment in a suit accusing Dr. Reginald Orr and the Maimonides Medical Center of causing the death of patient Piotr Grinberg, who sought treatment at the hospital’s emergency room in 2008.

The lawsuit, filed by Grinberg's estate, alleges that Orr had diagnosed Grinberg with...

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