Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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Dangers of Gout Misdiagnosis

If you have suffered serious consequences because your podiatrist misdiagnosed gout, you may be a victim of podiatric malpractice. If you have suffered personal harm — physically, financially– from this misdiagnosis, in addition to seeking excellent ongoing medical care, you need the services of a highly competent podiatric malpractice attorney. Although gout misdiagnoses are quite […]

  • Posted on: May 25 2019
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Cerebral Palsy and Medical Malpractice

Is cerebral palsy preventable? Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder stemming from damage to an infant’s brain.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 10,000 babies each year are born with cerebral palsy and more than 750,000 people worldwide live with at least one symptom of the disorder.  Cerebral palsy can cause […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2019
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Bacterial Infections Contracted During Surgery

What are the causes of surgical related infections? Infection is one of the most serious surgical related complication that a patient may experience. Infections post-surgery can lead to wounds that will not heal, fevers, the need for additional surgery or time in the hospital, and in the most extreme cases, death.  If you have suffered […]

  • Posted on: Apr 8 2019
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The Importance of Expert Witnesses in Medical Malpractice Cases

Do I need an expert witness to testify in my medical malpractice action? Medical malpractice cases involve complex medical and legal issues.  Non-doctors lack the medical knowledge to be able to make an informed decision as to whether the doctor in question acted negligently.  For this reason, it is critical that medical malpractice plaintiffs secure […]

  • Posted on: Mar 20 2019
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Widow of Late Singer Chris Cornell Sues Doctor for Malpractice

Can a doctor be liable for prescribing medication that leads to suicide? Millions of fans mourned when famed musician Chris Cornell committed suicide in 2017.  Cornell was best known as lead vocalist in the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave.  In May of 2017, Cornell was found unconscious in the bathroom of his hotel room at […]

  • Posted on: Feb 1 2019
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