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#2 INJURY/HOSPITALIZED-Can NY hotel be held liable if it was notified that a guest was ill but did not get an ambulance or help?

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These additional remarks were made to Attorney Craig Post, NY, under Comments thus the reason why none of the other attorneys saw them:

Posted 1 day ago.
Yes, he was admitted to hospital for 10 days and treated for severe dehydration & malnutrition, seizures, alcohol poisoning, bruises, concussion. He was on extensive IVs, then received numerous medications while at the hospital. The hospital physicians also put him on medication ($$) which they stated he needs to be on for life. Requires followup

Posted 1 day ago.
We also have hospital bills, medication bills,
etc. as result (not all in yet)

Posted 1 day ago.
Loss of pay for 4 weeks (almost $8k)

Posted 1 day ago.
not to mention a 2 wk hotel bill in lieu of 2 days when I first called the mgr
(almost $2K)

Attorney Answers 4

  1. You are asking if a third party is responsible for failing to call an ambulance because someone was ill. There are many more questions that must be answered first. Did the hotel know how ill the person was? How was this communicated to the hotel? Did the ill guest ask that they call an ambulance? How old was the ill guest? If they were with a minor was their parent or guardian with them? Why didn't the ill guest call for an ambulance themself? Did the hotel say they were calling and then fail to? Lastly, was the ill guest's injuries and their permanence made worse by the delay in calling for the ambulance. If the injuries would be the same there would be no damages unless the hotel was responsible for the illness.

    Mr. Pascale is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. The response herein is not legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. The response is in the form of legal education and is intended to provide general information about the matter within the question. Oftentimes the question does not include significant and important facts and time-lines that, if known, could significantly change the reply and make it unsuitable. Mr. Pascale strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in their state in order to insure proper advice is received.

  2. A person who rents a hotel room has a certain expectation of privacy. If the hotel had actual knowledge of the person's condition, then an argument can be made but it is not up to the hotel to check on a guest's condition.

  3. We are missing some key facts here. Did you call front desk and ask them to call an ambulance? Either post more facts or search Avvo for a personal injury lawyer in your city and call to discuss.

    Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer.

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