Posts From December, 2018

New York Jury Awards $13 Million Following Wrongful Death Caused by Polyp Surgery

What damages are awarded in a wrongful death case in NY? Recently, a New York jury awarded the family members of Cheryl Raefski, who died following surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, with $13 million. The wrongful death suit stems from a tragic botched surgery that occurred in 2011.  While the large jury award brings […]

  • Posted on: Dec 26 2018
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Exploring the Podiatric Malpractice Case of Seabrook vs. Katz, DPM

Can a podiatrist be held legally accountable for causing a foot deformity? Recently, the podiatric malpractice case of Seabrook v. Katz, DPM, went to trial in New York.  In this case, the plaintiff, Patricia Seabrook, claimed that the defendant podiatrist inflicted foot deformities and pain while attempting to treat her recurrent hammertoe. Ms. Seabrook underwent […]

  • Posted on: Dec 20 2018
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10 Ways Surgeons Can Make Your Injury Worse

Before having surgery, your surgeon should explain the risks and benefits of the surgical procedure you are undergoing. All surgical procedures have some risk for the patient. Surgeons and physicians cannot guarantee a specific outcome. They do their best for the patient, but some things are out of the surgeon’s control. However, in some cases, […]

  • Posted on: Dec 12 2018
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