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Misdiagnosis & Delayed Diagnosis: Legal Recourse for NY Patients

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are significant issues in the healthcare system, often resulting in serious harm to patients. In New York, patients who have suffered due to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis may have legal recourse through medical malpractice claims. This blog aims to shed light on the consequences of misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis, explore the process of filing medical malpractice claims, and emphasize the importance of consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer to seek […]

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Impact of COVID-19 on Medical Malpractice Claims in New York

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to the healthcare system, affecting not only the delivery of medical care but also the landscape of medical malpractice claims in New York. In this blog, we will explore the profound impact of the pandemic on medical malpractice claims, including changes in procedures, case volumes, and legal challenges. Changing Procedures and Priorities When the pandemic hit New York in early 2020, hospitals and healthcare providers faced an overwhelming surge […]

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Anyone Can Be the Victim of New York Medical Malpractice

Many people are under the impression that bad things simply don’t happen to some people, especially people who are well-connected or wealthy. But that’s simply not the case. Medical malpractice can happen to anyone. Trevor Noah, the host of “The Daily Show,” is suing a New York hospital, claiming that professional negligence involved in his case has left him with severe and permanent injuries. He is accusing the doctor and hospital of failing to properly […]

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Your Guide to Medical Malpractice in New York State

You should be able to trust your doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. In most lines of healthcare-related work, they are educated and trained for over a decade before entering into the real world of medicine. Even then, though, medical malpractice can happen through sloppiness, carelessness, and negligence. Medical practitioners’ responsibilities are highly scrutinized so that you may be sure of the care you receive from them. The law describes what it takes for a […]

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New Rules to Affect New York Medical Malpractice Litigation

Medical malpractice lawsuits are complicated in the state of New York, and a recent ruling may make them even more so. However, if you’re considering a medical malpractice suit, then it’s crucial to understand what they are and the factors that come into play when filing cases related to medical malpractice. Here’s what you need to know about medical malpractice and what constitutes a legitimate claim – as well as the changes that are coming […]

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Signs You’re the Victim of Psychiatric Malpractice in New York

Patients often put a lot of trust in their medical care professionals, not only to treat their medical conditions but also to treat them ethically under the law. When a doctor abuses a patient or violates the law in treating them, then they are opening themselves up to malpractice claims. This includes psychiatric professionals. In Minnesota recently, a psychiatrist was sentenced to five years in prison for the sexual assault of a patient. While most […]

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Will NY COVID Cases Lead to a Rise in Medical Malpractice Suits?

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people across the world, both from a health and economic standpoint. Frontline medical workers have risked their own lives to treat those infected. Along the way, they have saved many lives — but that doesn’t mean medical malpractice doesn’t occur, even in the middle of a crisis such as a pandemic. Medical malpractice is a complicated area, as there are many types of medical malpractice that can occur even […]

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Your NY Coronavirus Liability Claim Just Became Harder to Prove

COVID-19 has been spreading rapidly across the country. It has placed a huge demand on healthcare resources. In this environment, one might expect medical malpractice claims to skyrocket, but the truth is that many protections have been introduced that may make liability claims much more difficult to prove. Here’s what you need to know about possible medical malpractice claims during and after this pandemic and how they may especially impact any New York liability cases […]

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Rory’s Regulations Meant to Combat Sepsis in New York — It’s Working!

Rory Staunton, a 12-year old boy out of New York City, died from sepsis in 2012 after a cut he got on his arm at school lead to the deadly infection. In 2013, Rory’s Regulations were adopted in the state of New York, requiring all hospitals to follow evidence-based protocols for the early diagnosis of sepsis and its treatment. Sepsis is diagnosed in over 1.5 million people in the United States each year. Of those […]

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When Suicide Is Linked to Medical Malpractice in NY

Imagine this: Your loved one is seeing a doctor for treatment of a psychiatric condition, but only continues to get worse. When they commit suicide, you want answers and believe the doctor is culpable, so you sue – and you win. This is exactly what happened to a Long Island family whose loved one took his own life. They believe the doctor misdiagnosed him, failing to properly treat his condition, and possibly aggravating it with […]

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