Potential Complications From Bunion Surgery

What are my legal rights if I had a failed bunion surgery? Bunion surgery is perhaps the most common podiatric surgery.  While many bunions will not cause problems, some can lead to complications if allowed to remain untreated.  Untreated bunions may result in pain, arthritis, the inability to wear normal footwear, and deformity of the […]

  • Posted on: Sep 21 2017
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What Constitutes Truly Informed Consent?

If you are considering filing a malpractice claim against a podiatrist in New York, you may have many questions. You may not know if you have a valid case, or how much compensation you will receive. You might be trying to find the right lawyer to handle your case. You know you signed some papers […]

  • Posted on: Sep 19 2017
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NY Malpractice Suit Against Orthodontist Revived

Can I sue my orthodontist for medical malpractice? A New York appellate panel recently ruled to revive a medical malpractice suit against an orthodontist who was accused of providing negligent treatment when repositioning a patient’s tooth.  The lawsuit was originally dismissed on summary judgment after the trial court held that the plaintiff’s expert medical witness […]

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2017
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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

We rely on the skill and experience of doctors to assist us if we become ill or injured.  While most doctors are trained professionals, medical negligence occurs at alarmingly high rates across the country. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently reported that medical malpractice is now the third most common cause of […]

  • Posted on: Aug 24 2017
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Medical Malpractice and Drop Foot – What You Need to Know

If you’ve had a medical procedure recently that left you with drop foot, you may be thinking about medical malpractice.  Medical malpractice is a special type of negligence that occurs when health care providers aren’t careful enough and make mistakes that cause you harm.  For example, if your doctor was doing a procedure on your […]

  • Posted on: Aug 22 2017
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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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