Patient Rights


According to the Institute of Medicine, medical mistakes kill nearly 200,000 to 400,000 Americans each year – one of the leading causes of deaths in American hospitals. But instead of cracking down on preventable medical errors and mistakes, lobbyists for the healthcare industry are working to limit the rights of the patients who are needlessly injured or killed by doctors and hospitals. 

NYSTLA fights to protect the rights of patients and for patient safety rules that study after study show can save lives, reduce unnecessary patient injuries and save our healthcare system billions of dollars. 
Learn more about patient safety in New York: 
Learn more about the problems with so-called “Tort Reform”: