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Could Medical Marijuana Lead to Medical Malpractice Cases?

Currently, 33 states across the country have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, including the states of New York and New Jersey. Several other states have legalized the use of CBD products, which is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis. However, at the federal level, marijuana remains a controlled dangerous substance. This disparity between state and federal […]

  • Posted on: Nov 26 2019
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Woman visiting the dentist after researching her dentist's background.

Check Your Dentist’s Background Before Going Under the Knife

How can I look up whether my dentist has had any medical malpractice lawsuits? There are nearly 20,000 dentists in the United States, and statistics provided by the National Practitioner Data Bank suggest that every dentist will have at least one lawsuit alleging dental malpractice filed against him or her during their career. Between the […]

  • Posted on: Nov 19 2019
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Female lawyer talking to a jury in medical malpractice case.

Jury Awards Family of Brain Injured Baby $101 Million

What are the grounds for medical malpractice during the birth of a baby? Recently, a Chicago jury awarded the family of a brain-damaged child with $101 million due to medical malpractice. The child suffered brain damage when he was deprived of oxygen for approximately six hours while still in the womb. Evidence presented at the […]

  • Posted on: Nov 12 2019
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Dental & Podiatric Malpractice Lawyers discusses the statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases in New York.

The Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Cases

How long do I have to file a medical malpractice case in the state of New York? It is estimated that somewhere between 250,000 and 440,000 people die each year due to medical malpractice, according to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional causes the injury or death of […]

  • Posted on: Oct 24 2019
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Dental & Podiatry Malpractice Lawyers discusses when you should file a medical malpractice claim.

When Should You Start a Medical Malpractice Case?

Podiatry malpractice is malpractice by a podiatrist.  Victims of podiatry malpractice can suffer great pain, disfigurement, infections, and even amputation and paralysis. A misdiagnosis or surgical error could result in traumatic injuries that prevent the person from returning to normal activities. A New York podiatry malpractice attorney can review your case, explain podiatry malpractice laws, […]

  • Posted on: Oct 7 2019
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Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. discusses who pays the court fees at the start of your medical malpractice case.

Who Pays Court Fees to Start Your Medical Malpractice Case?

When you go to a health care or medical professional, you expect the person to help you with your health concerns, including dentists, orthodontists, periodontists, podiatrists, and podiatry physicians. Unfortunately for some patients, a trip to an oral or podiatry health care provider results in more harm. If your dental or podiatry health care provider […]

  • Posted on: Sep 11 2019
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Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. discusses how to assess foreseeability of risks in podiatric malpractice lawsuits.

Foreseeability of Risk in Podiatric Malpractice Cases

As with all other types of medical procedures, podiatric procedures have some risks for the patients. While most podiatric malpractice cases involve a physician deviating from the podiatric standards of care, some malpractice cases involve a failure by the doctor to inform the patient of foreseeable risks. In those cases, a podiatrist may be liable […]

  • Posted on: Sep 6 2019
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Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. gives an overview of podiatric malpractice.

What Is Podiatric Malpractice?

Podiatric malpractice may be an unfamiliar term for many, but for the thousands of Americans who find themselves a victim of podiatric malpractice, it is imperative to understand this legal concept. Foot pain is shockingly common, with the American Podiatric Medical Association reporting that about 77 percent of Americans have experienced foot pain, while a […]

  • Posted on: Sep 3 2019
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Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. gives an overview of the duty of care for podiatric surgeons.

What Is the Duty of Care for New York Podiatric Surgeons?

Many, but not all, podiatrists are foot surgeons and are trained to perform surgery on the lower leg, specifically the areas surrounding the feet and ankles. Maintaining the health of our feet and ankles is essential. If something goes wrong, we could lose our ability to walk normally or walk at all. Unfortunately, negligence and […]

  • Posted on: Aug 20 2019
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Lance Ehrenberg, Esq. discusses a recent case involving an IVF doctor that was sued for malpractice after woman gives birth to babies that weren't hers.

IVF Doctor Sued for Malpractice After Woman Gives Birth to Babies that Weren’t Hers

A recent lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of New York describes a nightmare scenario for any couple undergoing fertility treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between one to two percent of all U.S. births per year are achieved through IVF, amounting to between 40,000 and 80,000 children. With increasing technological […]

  • Posted on: Aug 13 2019
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