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Bronx Orthopedic Surgeon Faces 10 Malpractice Lawsuits

What are the most common instances of orthopedic surgery malpractice? Bronx-Lebanon’s head of orthopedic surgery is facing some serious allegations of malpractice.  Dr. Ira Kirschenbaum was hired to head the department in 2008.  Since that time, four of his patients have died and he has been hit with ten malpractice lawsuits.  The deaths linked to […]

  • Posted on: Aug 11 2017
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Your Dental Implants Could Lead to a Malpractice Action

Why should dentists exercise caution when recommending dental implants? It is believed that over two million dental implants are placed in the United States annually, despite evidence that about 40 percent of these implants may fail.  The dental implant industry is enormous and increasingly fueled by the money involved in removing natural teeth.  Studies show […]

  • Posted on: Jul 24 2017
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“Lavern’s Law” Faces Hurdles in NY Senate Again

What You Need To Know About Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Rules The first and most important question you must ask about any case you want to bring to court is simple: “What is the statute of limitations?”  A statute of limitations is simply a law that puts a time limit on how long you can bring […]

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2017
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Elmhurst Hospital Sued for Medical Malpractice After Amputation

What are my legal rights if I suffer an injury while in the hospital? A Queens man entered the hospital with pneumonia and left without one of his hands.  Jose Polanco is filing a lawsuit against Elmhurst Hospital following his sudden amputation.  Polanco states that the city hospital inserted a blood pressure monitoring line into […]

  • Posted on: Jul 17 2017
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Diabetic Foot Ulcers – Should You Have Surgery?

It has been reported that as many as 15% of diabetics will develop a foot ulcer in their life and about 85% of lower leg amputations in diabetics arise from foot ulcers.  Diabetes, and foot ulcers, are a very large component of medical complications not just in the United States but around the world. The […]

  • Posted on: Jul 5 2017
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Understanding Brain Damage in Medical Malpractice Cases

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) resulted in 2.5 million emergency room visits, 282,000 hospitalizations, and 56,000 deaths in 2013 alone, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A TBI may be caused by any number of events, including medical negligence or malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional […]

  • Posted on: Jun 16 2017
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Culpable Conduct Defense in Dental Malpractice Cases in NY

What is the culpable conduct defense? Dental malpractice plaintiffs will face several challenges in bringing a successful claim for injuries suffered due to a failed root canal, bad extraction, botched dental surgery, and the like.  One potential defense that plaintiffs should anticipate is the culpable conduct defense.  In some cases, a patient’s culpable conduct could […]

  • Posted on: Jun 7 2017
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Medical Malpractice: Cerebral Palsy

What are my legal rights if my child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy? Around 8,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Cerebral palsy is considered the most common motor related disability in children.  While cerebral palsy can have several […]

  • Posted on: May 19 2017
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Can I Sue For A Wrong Diagnosis Or Misdiagnosis?

Too many patients are misdiagnosed in US hospitals. According to a 2014 report, 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed every year – that’s one out of 20 patients. One of the worst things about a misdiagnosis is that it sets you up for a longer treatment cycle therefore you spend more on medication and treatments, you […]

  • Posted on: Apr 20 2017
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