Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice in the VA System

Why are there high rates of medical malpractice in VA hospitals? Our veterans put their own lives on the line to protect the safety of the American public. When veterans return from duty, they deserve to receive a lifetime of quality medical care. Sadly, the Department of Veterans Affairs has been plagued by instances of […]

  • Posted on: Jan 17 2018
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Medical Malpractice Is More Common Than You Think

How often does medical malpractice occur? When we seek medical attention, we trust that the hospital or doctor responsible for our care will efficiently diagnose and properly treat us.  Many of us would be shocked to learn just how common medical malpractice has become in recent years.  For the victims of serious medical malpractice, life […]

  • Posted on: Dec 19 2017
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What happens when a Physician Fails to Take a Proper Medical History?

It is possible that a physician who has failed to ask his or her patient about their medical history has committed medical malpractice. A medical history is a pivotal part of most medical treatments. Failure to take a medical history, which is considered routine, can have numerous and sometimes grave consequences for the patient. What […]

  • Posted on: Dec 2 2017
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Patients’ Rights Groups Urge Gov. Cuomo to Sign Lavern’s Law

How will Lavern’s Law change the field of medical malpractice? Over 60 patients’ rights groups and several other advocacy groups have stepped forward to push New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill known as Lavern’s Law.  If signed into law, Lavern’s Law will make it easier for the victims of medical malpractice to […]

  • Posted on: Nov 29 2017
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Jury Awards Family of Child Born Deaf $26 Million

Is my doctor liable for my child’s birth related injuries? A Brooklyn jury recently awarded the family of a seven-year-old girl over $26 million for her injuries associated with her physician’s failure to monitor her mother’s pregnancy.  The young girl was born prematurely and suffers from hearing loss along with other medical issues. She was […]

  • Posted on: Nov 20 2017
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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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