Forensic Handwriting Expert Permitted to Examine Hospital Records to Determine if Medical Malpractice Covered-Up

A frequent discussion we have with our clients in medical malpractice cases is whether a hospital’s or doctor’s records have been altered or rewritten. We and our clients often doubt the authenticity of the records. There have been occasions where the records our office obtains from a hospital or physician differ from the records our client has obtained directly from the provider. When the records are different, it is easier to establish that the records have been changed. In Lofton v. Grieco, a hospital was ordered to produce an original record of admission for a non-destructive examination, inspection and photographing … Read the rest

Governor Paterson Busy Protecting Citizens from Harmful Doctors, Drugs, Toys and Sexual Predators – Part 1

Last week was a busy week for New York’s Governor David A. Paterson on issues often written about in this blog – medical malpracticedangerous drugsdefective toys and sexual predators using the internet. Some bills were signed, others introduced. The most ambitious of these was on the medical malpractice front, Governor Paterson proposed legislation that offers more transparency for patients and tougher professional discipline for physicians; enhanced infection control requirements will facilitate the prevention of and response to infectious disease transmissions. Part 1 will discuss this legislation, Part 2 the others. The information herein is set … Read the rest