Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery-January/February 2019, Volume 58, Number 1

The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (www.acfas.org), January/February 2019, Volume 58, Number 1: I previously reported on an article on the treatment of hallux rigidus from The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery (www.acfas.org), September/October 3013, Volume 52, Number 5.  There, the authors’ conclusion was that “arthrodesis” or fusion of the big toe joint […]

  • Posted on: Jan 30 2019
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Study Finds Surgeons Make More Mistakes When Under Stress

What are the causes of stress in the operating room? A study recently released by Columbia University has some alarming implications.  The cutting edge study set out to uncover under what circumstances surgeons make the most errors.  Medical errors are a significant problem in the United States, with medical errors believed to cause between 250,000 […]

  • Posted on: Jan 3 2019
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New York Jury Awards $13 Million Following Wrongful Death Caused by Polyp Surgery

What damages are awarded in a wrongful death case in NY? Recently, a New York jury awarded the family members of Cheryl Raefski, who died following surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center, with $13 million. The wrongful death suit stems from a tragic botched surgery that occurred in 2011.  While the large jury award brings […]

  • Posted on: Dec 26 2018
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