Unnecessary Teeth Extractions

Is it necessary to extract wisdom teeth that do not come in? In the United States and elsewhere across the country, dentists are needlessly extracting teeth for financial gains and as a result of medical negligence.  A report issued in the UK found that dentists are often recommending extraction because they will receive the same […]

  • Posted on: Jan 12 2018
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Dental Anesthesia Can Prove Dangerous

How often do anesthesia errors occur during dental procedures? At times, it is necessary for dental patients to be put under anesthesia.  Anesthesia must be administered with care and patients need to be closely monitored the entire time they are under.  For children, the use of anesthesia to perform dental procedures has become increasingly common.  […]

  • Posted on: Dec 20 2017
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Medical Malpractice Is More Common Than You Think

How often does medical malpractice occur? When we seek medical attention, we trust that the hospital or doctor responsible for our care will efficiently diagnose and properly treat us.  Many of us would be shocked to learn just how common medical malpractice has become in recent years.  For the victims of serious medical malpractice, life […]

  • Posted on: Dec 19 2017
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What happens when a Physician Fails to Take a Proper Medical History?

It is possible that a physician who has failed to ask his or her patient about their medical history has committed medical malpractice. A medical history is a pivotal part of most medical treatments. Failure to take a medical history, which is considered routine, can have numerous and sometimes grave consequences for the patient. What […]

  • Posted on: Dec 2 2017
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Patients’ Rights Groups Urge Gov. Cuomo to Sign Lavern’s Law

How will Lavern’s Law change the field of medical malpractice? Over 60 patients’ rights groups and several other advocacy groups have stepped forward to push New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill known as Lavern’s Law.  If signed into law, Lavern’s Law will make it easier for the victims of medical malpractice to […]

  • Posted on: Nov 29 2017
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Jury Awards Family of Child Born Deaf $26 Million

Is my doctor liable for my child’s birth related injuries? A Brooklyn jury recently awarded the family of a seven-year-old girl over $26 million for her injuries associated with her physician’s failure to monitor her mother’s pregnancy.  The young girl was born prematurely and suffers from hearing loss along with other medical issues. She was […]

  • Posted on: Nov 20 2017
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Alternative Methods to Treating Bunion Pain

Your bunion pain is worsening no matter which shoes you wear.  The pain which was once tolerable now demands more attention than buying over the counter solutions.  You see your podiatrist who immediately sees the deformity, takes an x-ray, and then immediately says you need surgery to remove the bunion and relieve the pain.  Is this the best way to proceed?  […]

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2017
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A Look at Recent Medical Malpractice Cases That Resulted in Hefty Awards

What is my medical malpractice case worth? Medical malpractice is believed to be the third leading cause of death nationwide, according to a recent study published in the BMJ, claiming the lives of over 250,000 patients annually.  Medical malpractice cases vary widely in value, with some plaintiffs collecting several million dollars for their losses stemming […]

  • Posted on: Oct 9 2017
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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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