Pain and Suffering Claims Reinstated in Nursing Home Malpractice Case

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a plaintiff’s pre-mortem pain and suffering claim that was initially dismissed by the district court. The claim is part of a 2014 case involving a woman who had been transferred to a New York City nursing home after hospitalization for severe respiratory distress and pneumonia, where she eventually died of cardiac arrest … Read the rest

Doctor Pleads Guilty to Illegal Distribution of Opioids Resulting in Overdose

A doctor in Manhattan pleaded guilty early in December to illegally distributing fentanyl and oxycodone to patients who did not medically require it. As a result, at least one of his patients is dead from an overdose, having been prescribed hundreds of times the amount of oxycodone generally prescribed for medical purposes. The doctor, who worked for a major Manhattan … Read the rest

New Report Shows FDA Failed to Adequately Address Opioid Crisis

A new report by researchers at Johns Hopkins University shows that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) failed to adequately address the opioid epidemic that has caused enormous suffering throughout the United States. The documents show the FDA failed to appropriately conduct oversight of the pharmaceutical industry and did not adequately train doctors to handle opioids and the associated risk … Read the rest

Congress Passes Law Allowing Military to Sue for Malpractice

In the 1950s, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Feres v. U.S. that active duty members of the military couldn’t sue the government for negligent acts committed by other members of the armed forces, including medical malpractice claims. The Feres doctrine has been in place for close to 70 years, and in that time, it has received much criticism, … Read the rest

How to Identify Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

When people place their loved ones in the care of a nursing home, they do so with the hope and expectation that their loved ones will be properly cared for. Indeed, the law requires that nursing homes provide their residents with a level of care that will safeguard their health and make them as comfortable as possible. However, not every … Read the rest

Medical Malpractice: Four Common Issues

Medical malpractice refers to any case where a doctor or other medical professional engages in negligent or reckless conduct that results in harm to a patient. This harm can be a result of something they did to the patient, such as performing the wrong surgery on a patient, or it can be a result of carelessness, such as misdiagnosing or … Read the rest

What is Medical Malpractice?

If you watch certain kinds of television, you’ve almost certainly heard the term “medical malpractice” before. It’s a surprisingly common problem, and one most people hope to never deal with. But what exactly is it, and how do you know if you’ve been the victim of malpractice?… Read the rest

Medical Malpractice Settlement Revealed in the Death of Astronaut Neil Armstrong

On July 16, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong and the rest of the crew of Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy with the goal of being the first humans to land on the moon.  On July 20th the goal was reached, in what would be deemed “one small step for man, one giant leap for man-kind.”   Upon returning to earth, … Read the rest

Wrongful Death Claims in Medical Malpractice Cases

wrongful death medical malpractice lawyer New YorkLosing a family member as a result of a medical error can be extremely difficult.  Each year, there are many cases involving medical mistakes that result in injuries or even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), medical error is one of the top five leading causes of death in the United States.… Read the rest

Some Doctors Can Cause Pain in the Buttocks!

butt augmentation medical malpractice lawyerIn general, plastic surgery has become extremely popular. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), buttocks augmentation is the fastest-growing type of plastic surgery in the United States.  Like any cosmetic procedure, buttocks augmentation presents an increased risk of serious medical complications. However, if the medical complication occurred as a result of the doctor’s negligence, a person may … Read the rest