Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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What Constitutes Truly Informed Consent?

If you are considering filing a malpractice claim against a podiatrist in New York, you may have many questions. You may not know if you have a valid case, or how much compensation you will receive. You might be trying to find the right lawyer to handle your case. You know you signed some papers […]

  • Posted on: Sep 19 2017
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NY Malpractice Suit Against Orthodontist Revived

Can I sue my orthodontist for medical malpractice? A New York appellate panel recently ruled to revive a medical malpractice suit against an orthodontist who was accused of providing negligent treatment when repositioning a patient’s tooth.  The lawsuit was originally dismissed on summary judgment after the trial court held that the plaintiff’s expert medical witness […]

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2017
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Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Case?

We rely on the skill and experience of doctors to assist us if we become ill or injured.  While most doctors are trained professionals, medical negligence occurs at alarmingly high rates across the country. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently reported that medical malpractice is now the third most common cause of […]

  • Posted on: Aug 24 2017
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Medical Malpractice and Drop Foot – What You Need to Know

If you’ve had a medical procedure recently that left you with drop foot, you may be thinking about medical malpractice.  Medical malpractice is a special type of negligence that occurs when health care providers aren’t careful enough and make mistakes that cause you harm.  For example, if your doctor was doing a procedure on your […]

  • Posted on: Aug 22 2017
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“Lavern’s Law” Faces Hurdles in NY Senate Again

What You Need To Know About Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Rules The first and most important question you must ask about any case you want to bring to court is simple: “What is the statute of limitations?”  A statute of limitations is simply a law that puts a time limit on how long you can bring […]

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2017
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Elmhurst Hospital Sued for Medical Malpractice After Amputation

What are my legal rights if I suffer an injury while in the hospital? A Queens man entered the hospital with pneumonia and left without one of his hands.  Jose Polanco is filing a lawsuit against Elmhurst Hospital following his sudden amputation.  Polanco states that the city hospital inserted a blood pressure monitoring line into […]

  • Posted on: Jul 17 2017
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Understanding Brain Damage in Medical Malpractice Cases

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) resulted in 2.5 million emergency room visits, 282,000 hospitalizations, and 56,000 deaths in 2013 alone, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A TBI may be caused by any number of events, including medical negligence or malpractice. Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or other healthcare professional […]

  • Posted on: Jun 16 2017
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Medical Malpractice: Cerebral Palsy

What are my legal rights if my child is diagnosed with cerebral palsy? Around 8,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cerebral palsy each year, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Cerebral palsy is considered the most common motor related disability in children.  While cerebral palsy can have several […]

  • Posted on: May 19 2017
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