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

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