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The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery-January/February 2019, Volume 58, Number 1

The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (www.acfas.org), January/February 2019, Volume 58, Number 1: I previously reported on an article on the treatment of hallux rigidus from The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (www.acfas.org), September/October 3013, Volume 52, Number 5.  There, the authors’ conclusion was that “arthrodesis” or fusion of the big toe joint […]

  • Posted on: Jan 30 2019
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Veterans in Indiana File a Class-Action Lawsuit for Podiatric Malpractice

Among the other major healthcare problems this country faces, we should include medical malpractice. It is especially disturbing to find that veterans are often offered less efficient and less effective care than most civilians. A horrifying example of medical ineptitude was uncovered at the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. In this case, 44 veterans […]

  • Posted on: Jan 28 2019
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Court Awards Dental Patient with Bad Bridge $350,419

How are damages calculated in a dental malpractice case? A Palm Beach, Florida circuit court recently awarded a dental patient with $350,419 following a botched bridge procedure.  The 49-year-old substitute teacher had a bridge installed, but it was later discovered that the dentist performing the procedure failed to remove decay from a tooth before putting […]

  • Posted on: Jan 9 2019
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Study Finds Surgeons Make More Mistakes When Under Stress

What are the causes of stress in the operating room? A study recently released by Columbia University has some alarming implications.  The cutting edge study set out to uncover under what circumstances surgeons make the most errors.  Medical errors are a significant problem in the United States, with medical errors believed to cause between 250,000 […]

  • Posted on: Jan 3 2019
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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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When Bunion Surgery Goes Wrong

What are the causes of failed bunion surgeries? A hallux valgus, more commonly known as a bunion, is a bump that forms near the base of your big toe.  Bunions can occur when the big toe pushes against the toe next in line, causing the joint of the big toe to become larger and protrude. […]

  • Posted on: Nov 25 2018
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Six Most Common Surgical Errors

Surgical errors are some of the most common medical mistakes that lead to medical malpractice lawsuits. Even though any surgical error could give rise to a medical malpractice claim, some surgical errors appear to be more common than other medical mistakes. Our New York medical malpractice attorneys handle cases involving all types of surgical errors, […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2018
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Considerations Before Filing a Medical Malpractice Case

Do I have a viable medical malpractice action in New York? It is now believed that over 250,000 people die per year due to medical negligence, according to John Hopkins patient safety experts.  Medical negligence may in fact be the third leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. Aside from patient deaths, many […]

  • Posted on: Nov 1 2018
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