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

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

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

Use of Pitocin Can Lead to a Medical Malpractice Claim

product liability lawyer New YorkPitocin and Syntocinon are brand names for the drug Oxytocin, which is a synthetic hormone used to speed up the process of childbirth. The drug is administered intravenous and delivers concentrations of calcium to a layer of the uterine wall. This helps to promote uterine contractions.… 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

New York Department of Health Fails to Enforce Nursing Home Fines

New York has approximately 631 nursing homes, where the majority of residents are senior citizens.  The New York Department of Health (DOH), under Governor Cuomo’s Administration, oversees the state’s nursing homes to make sure regulations are followed, and is the enforcement agency when it comes to violations.

Recently, New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the results of the … Read the rest