Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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Types of Medical Malpractice Claims: Lack of Informed Consent

What are the grounds for a medical malpractice case based on a lack of informed consent? As a patient, you deserve to know the risks associated with any medical procedure you may undergo.  Informed consent means that before a physician performs a procedure on a patient, he or she must first advise the patient of […]

  • Posted on: Mar 24 2020
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Exploring the Complex Medical Malpractice Case of Justina Pelletier

Did the physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital meet the standards of medical care in treating Justina Pelletier? A troubling medical malpractice case filed against Boston Children’s Hospital has captured national attention.  In 2013, 14-year-old Justina Pelletier was being treated at Tufts for mitochondrial disease, which causes nerve and muscle issues. During a family trip, her […]

  • Posted on: Feb 12 2020
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Military Families May Soon Be Able to Sue for Medical Malpractice

What recourse do military families currently have if their loved one is a victim of medical malpractice? An important bill is working its way through the legislature that would change existing laws concerning medical malpractice in the military. Legislation was recently passed by the House of Representatives that would allow some military members to file […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2020
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Your First Steps to Building a Medical Malpractice Case

Do I need a medical malpractice attorney to build a case? If you have been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional, you may have a viable medical malpractice case. Doctors and other medical professionals are trained to diagnose and assist those with injuries or illnesses, but at times their care falls short […]

  • Posted on: Jan 9 2020
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Preparing to Meet with Your Medical Malpractice Attorney

What documents should I bring to meet with my medical malpractice attorney? If you have suffered an injury that you believe was caused by the negligence of a doctor or other healthcare provider, you will need to consult with a medical malpractice attorney. Medical malpractice cases are complex and time is of the essence. Your […]

  • Posted on: Dec 10 2019
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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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