Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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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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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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 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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Lance Ehrenberg, Esq, and Lawrence M. Karam discuss the best time to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

When Should You File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

An unpleasant or tragic outcome in a medical case does not necessarily mean that the outcome was because of medical malpractice. A plaintiff must prove several legal elements to recover compensation for malpractice. If you are unsure whether or not you need to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, a New York medical malpractice attorney can […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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When Pain Medications Become Fatal – Who is Liable?

In some cases, a patient may require strong pain medications after surgery or to provide relief from chronic pain. When a podiatrist or other physician prescribes pain medication, there is a chance that the patient could become addicted to pain medication. Large pharmaceutical companies urged doctors to help their patients by “getting out ahead of” […]

  • Posted on: Jun 28 2019
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MRSA Infections and Medical Malpractice

Can I sue the hospital if I contract a MRSA infection? MRSA, which stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a type of infection that can be acquired by those who undergo surgery or stay in the hospital.  A MRSA infection can be quite serious as this type of infection is resistant to many commonly used […]

  • Posted on: Jun 20 2019
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Proving Your Medical Malpractice Case

What can make a medical malpractice case difficult to win? Medical malpractice is believed to cause some 250,000 deaths per year, according to a study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University. This makes medical malpractice the third leading cause of death nationwide. Many Americans, unaware of the true instance of medical malpractice, would never […]

  • Posted on: May 30 2019
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The Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice

What are the grounds for a viable medical malpractice lawsuit? Most doctors will spend between 12 and 15 years earning their medical license, depending on the type of medicine practiced. While the many hours of medical school should result in a competent physician, no amount of education can eliminate the reality that doctors make mistakes. […]

  • Posted on: May 27 2019
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