Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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10 Ways Surgeons Can Make Your Injury Worse

Before having surgery, your surgeon should explain the risks and benefits of the surgical procedure you are undergoing. All surgical procedures have some risk for the patient. Surgeons and physicians cannot guarantee a specific outcome. They do their best for the patient, but some things are out of the surgeon’s control. However, in some cases, […]

  • Posted on: Dec 12 2018
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Six Most Common Surgical Errors

Surgical errors are some of the most common medical mistakes that lead to medical malpractice lawsuits. Even though any surgical error could give rise to a medical malpractice claim, some surgical errors appear to be more common than other medical mistakes. Our New York medical malpractice attorneys handle cases involving all types of surgical errors, […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2018
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Considerations Before Filing a Medical Malpractice Case

Do I have a viable medical malpractice action in New York? It is now believed that over 250,000 people die per year due to medical negligence, according to John Hopkins patient safety experts.  Medical negligence may in fact be the third leading cause of death, behind heart disease and cancer. Aside from patient deaths, many […]

  • Posted on: Nov 1 2018
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Superbugs in Hospitals

Can a hospital be held liable if a patient acquires a superbug while receiving treatment? The term “superbug” is used to describe several strains of dangerous bacteria that have become resistant to the majority of commonly used antibiotics.  With the increasing over use of antibiotics, superbugs have become more common, and many fear a future […]

  • Posted on: Oct 24 2018
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Radiology Mistakes Lead to a Large Number of Medical Malpractice Actions

What are the most common errors made by radiologists? Radiologists perform a vital role by using medical imaging techniques to diagnose diseases or illnesses.  When a radiologist makes a mistake, it can have devastating consequences on the health of the patient. Now, a review of claims filed with one medical professional liability insurer suggests that […]

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2018
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Exploring Neurosurgical Medical Malpractice Cases

What are the most common reasons that give rise to neurosurgical malpractice actions? Neurosurgeons are among the most likely specialists to face medical malpractice claims. Neurosurgery, which involves the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injuries or disease to the brain, spine, and nerves, is a complex field. Neurosurgeons are highly trained to work in […]

  • Posted on: Sep 28 2018
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Exploring Neurosurgical Medical Malpractice Cases

What are the Most Common Reasons that Give Rise to Neurosurgical Malpractice Actions? Neurosurgeons are among the most likely specialists to face medical malpractice claims. Neurosurgery, which involves the diagnosis and treatment of patients with injuries or disease to the brain, spine, and nerves, is a complex field. Neurosurgeons are highly trained to work in […]

  • Posted on: Sep 17 2018
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Ten of the Most Common Medical Devices That Can Cause Injuries

Almost any medical device can cause an injury. Medical devices are designed to treat medical conditions; however, some of those devices cause more harm to the patient. When a medical device causes an injury, it is important to determine if the medical device was defective or if the medical provider committed malpractice when using the […]

  • Posted on: Aug 22 2018
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Hospital Acquired Infections and Medical Malpractice

What are my legal rights if I acquire a serious bacterial infection while in the hospital? People go to the hospital when they are in urgent need of care for an illness or injury. While most of us expect that the hospital will return us to health, at times a trip to the hospital can […]

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2018
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