Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

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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Can I Sue For A Wrong Diagnosis Or Misdiagnosis?

Too many patients are misdiagnosed in US hospitals. According to a 2014 report, 12 million Americans are misdiagnosed every year – that’s one out of 20 patients. One of the worst things about a misdiagnosis is that it sets you up for a longer treatment cycle therefore you spend more on medication and treatments, you […]

  • Posted on: Apr 20 2017
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How do you prove medical malpractice?

When you undergo medical care or treatment, your healthcare professional has an obligation to provide appropriate care and services. While people generally trust that their doctor or other medical professional will alleviate any problems they might be having, often, those people end up in worse shape then when they came for help. In those cases, […]

  • Posted on: Mar 22 2017
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