While New York does its best to create laws that protect the public, not everyone follows those laws. There are very clear laws in effect regarding the use of alcohol before driving, but many people still choose to drive home from a party or a bar after having a few drinks. Whenever they do, they put everyone else on the roads at risk with their decision.
When a patient suffers an injury while being treated in a hospital, it may be prudent to consider filing a medical malpractice suit. Depending on the nature of the injury and the ill effects that the patient suffers, a medical malpractice suit may lead to financial compensation for the patient. This could come from not only the doctor or medical staff that attended the patient, but might also be from the the hospital itself and/or the manufacturers of medical devices that caused or contributed to the patient's condition.