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Can You Sue a Doctor For a Misdiagnosis?

While we all expect doctors to correctly diagnose and help all their patients, this isn’t always the case. Doctors can also make mistakes and misdiagnose patients, which may have life-changing consequences. If you suspect that a doctor made a mistake in diagnosing you or a loved one, you may want to explore your legal options.  There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not to Read More >>

What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Elder Abuse?

When it comes to the care of older adults, there are extra steps that must be taken in order to ensure that they remain safe and healthy. However, when this doesn’t happen, both medical malpractice and elder abuse can have devastating effects on those who experience them. But how do you tell the difference between medical malpractice and elder abuse? Do they have defining characteristics you Read More >>

Common Birth Injuries: Medical Malpractice Claims

The birth of a newborn baby should be one of a parent's best moments. However, even the smallest medical error can rapidly turn beautiful childbirth into a traumatic experience. Negligence that can occur during or immediately following the delivery of a newborn can have long-term repercussions for the newborn, including brain damage and cerebral palsy. Mothers may also suffer severe harm during Read More >>

What Are Common Medical Malpractice Claims in New York?

Healthcare professionals and doctors are the experts on clinical matters. However, medical errors contribute to around 100,000 to 200,000 deaths every year. If you have been injured due to a medical error made by a healthcare professional, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or losses and can file a medical malpractice claim. This is why it's important to speak with a New York Read More >>

New York Nursing Homes Sue State Over Profit Cap Law

As various states continue to crack down on nursing homes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New York has taken its enforcement a step further with a new law. N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2828 limits the amount of money nursing homes can take as gross profits to ensure that enough money is spent on patient care. Unfortunately, the nursing home industry including more than 200 privately owned Read More >>

What to Know About Potentially Inappropriate Medications for Older Adults

Potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) are treatments that may pose risks that outweigh benefits, particularly for people sixty-five or older. Studies show that about 20 to 60 percent of older adults take potentially inappropriate medicines. Older adults taking potentially inappropriate medicines have an increased risk of being hospitalized, needing to visit the ER, and experiencing harmful Read More >>

Medication Errors May Be Due to Overworked Pharmacists

Limited resources and the high demand associated with COVID-19 are pushing pharmacists to their limits. Overworked pharmacists are making fatal errors under the unrealistic workload expectations. When a pharmacist provides the wrong medication or the right medication at the wrong dosage, the consequences can be extremely dangerous or fatal. Why Are Pharmacists Overworked? Pharmacists are Read More >>

Five Most Common Medical Errors in NYC

Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider deviates from their duty to provide competent care, causing injury to a patient. Not only do medical errors pose a significant threat to the health and safety of the public, but they can also leave a devastating emotional and financial impact on patients and families. Each year, roughly 250,000 patients die as a result of medical mistakes, Read More >>

Wrongful-death claims reveal tragic toll of medical blunders at city hospitals – New York Post

An article by authors, Sara Dorn and Mary Kay Linge (with additional contributions by Melissa Klein and Isabel Vincent), appeared in the March 9, edition of the New York Post, in the Metro section, entitled, "Wrongful-death claims reveal tragic toll of medical blunders at city hospitals." A terrible statistic was presented in The Post's team's important reporting: "Medical misconduct has killed Read More >>

Investigations Raise Oversight Concerns at Surgery Centers

Ambulatory surgery centers perform millions of outpatient surgeries a year, most with little complication. However, new investigations are raising concerns about lax reporting and regulation at some of these centers. Routine procedures such as tonsillectomies or colonoscopies have resulted in devastating and sometimes fatal consequences for patients. You should know why this is happening and what Read More >>