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

Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors are Preventable

medication error lawyer Long IslandAccording to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), adverse drug events account for over 3.5 million office visits and 1 million hospital visits per year. Furthermore, medication errors that could have been prevented effect over 7 million people each year. An adverse drug event or medication error can result in serious or even fatal injuries.… Read the rest

Asthma Can Be Fatal

medical malpractice lawyer Long IslandAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), there are 18.4 million people in the United States who suffer from asthma. Asthma is a chronic respiratory condition that makes it difficult for a person to breathe. When an individual has asthma his or her airways narrow, swell, and cause excess mucus, which triggers coughing, wheezing, and shortness of … Read the rest

Medical Negligence During a Routine Colonoscopy

medical malpractice lawyer New YorkIn the United States, colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of death. Colonoscopies are an essential part of diagnosing colon cancer. However, colonoscopies can result in serious or sometimes fatal injuries if not completed correctly. A colonoscopy is a procedure conducted by a gastroenterologist to assess the large intestine for polyps, inflammation, and bacteria. According to the American Cancer Society, … Read the rest

Medical Negligence in Cosmetic Surgery and Procedures

medical malpractice lawyer Long IslandIn recent years, plastic surgery has become extremely popular, especially among the millennial generation. Like any surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery or cosmetic surgery, including Botox and injectable fillers has risks. However, with elective procedures becoming increasingly popular, more patients have suffered serious complications as a result of medical negligence. It is important for patients to know that even though … Read the rest

Brachial Plexus Birth Injuries

While most couples expecting a baby are not only overjoyed with happiness, they are also worried and hope for a safe delivery and healthy baby. Unfortunately, for many new parents, the delivery process does not always go as planned, resulting in serious injuries to the mother and or child. A common birth injury is brachial plexus, which damages the nerves … Read the rest

Lavern’s Law

New York medical malpractice lawyerRecently, New York State established Lavern’s Law to assist victims of misdiagnosis of cancer to hold both doctors and hospitals accountable. In 2013, Lavern Wilkinson died from incurable lung cancer due to doctors failing to accurately diagnose her illness. Ms. Wikinson had attempted to sue Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn. However, she could not commence an action because the time … Read the rest

How the Protect Access to Health Care Act of 2017 May Cost You

medical malpractice lawyer New YorkA proposed medical malpractice reform may soon put patients’ health care at risk. H.R. 1215, the Protect Access to Health Care Act of 2017, would place a $250,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases for anyone who has health care coverage under a federal program, subsidy, or tax benefit. This includes those who are covered under the Affordable … Read the rest

Little Progress on Eliminating Health Care-Associated Infections and Patient Safety

Health care-associated infections (HAIs) have been identified as a complication that can be avoided with proper care and procedures. To put pressure on hospitals to reduce if not eliminate HAIs, Medicare has included some infections on its list of never events, that is complications that could reasonably have been prevented.

As a never event, Medicare will not pay the extra … Read the rest

Report Reveals Dramatic Increase in Medication Errors Involving Drugs with Names that Look or Sound Alike

The 8th annual national MEDMARX(R) Data Report released last month by the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) revealed that more than 1,400 commonly used drugs are involved in errors linked to drug names that look alike or sound alike. USP’s review revealed a near doubling since 2004 of the pairs of drug names that look or sound alike, from 1,750 pairs to … Read the rest