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Pharmacist Errors are a Form of Medical Malpractice in New York  

Did you know that up to 10% of all prescriptions are filed in error?   Patients don’t always see or understand what happens behind the counter at a pharmacy, but we trust the people behind the counter to bring us the prescriptions that were written by our doctor.   This makes sense. After all, pharmacists go to school for a number of years to understand what medicines and dosage you need in order to get […]

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Just the Facts: A Look at Medical Malpractice Stats in NY and Beyond

  Every year in the United States, 10 percent of all deaths are attributed to medical mistakes. That’s one in 10 deaths. These mistakes can be due to poor performance, lack of management, or low coordination.   If you or someone you love has been a victim of medical malpractice, knowing that might comfort you. After all, at least you’re not alone. However, it probably also horrifies you to know that people you trust with […]

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Medical Mistakes That New York Doctors Commonly Make

  When patient injury or illness occurs due to a medical provider’s mistake, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed. Your medical provider is expected to follow the generally accepted standard of care. In cases of negligence, your rights are protected under New York law.   About one person in every 25 hospital patients develops an infection, according to CDC reports. These infections lead to death in about 10% of the over 700,000 reported infections […]

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Spinal Surgery Case Continues in New York Despite Dropped Claims

Personal injury lawsuits are not resolved overnight. It can take months or even years for a case to be settled and for victims to see any sort of compensation for their injuries. During the process, the claims you originally filed could be altered, added, or dropped.   However, even if those things happen, it doesn’t mean that the case itself will end. That is exactly what is happening on a case currently going on in […]

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Medical Devices May Not Be Found Defective – Even If They Fail

Let’s say you get a Pacemaker, prosthetic, or another type of medical device from a doctor. These devices are responsible for helping you alleviate serious symptoms or pain, and in some cases even to help keep you alive.   So what happens if they don’t work? You should be able to sue the company that made them, right? Companies have to make products that work in general, so the standard for hugely important medical devices […]

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Ramarley Graham Wrongful Death Suit

Ramarley Graham, the black teen fatally shot by the NYPD in 2012, is in the news again. This time, there is controversy over the resignation of the cop who shot him. The family believes more action should have been taken against the cop. Up to now, the only recourse the family of Ramarley Graham received was a $3.9 million wrongful death settlement. So, what is wrongful death and how does one successfully file a suit? Wrongful […]

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What Are the Signs of Nursing Home Neglect?

It can be heartbreaking to put your parents, grandparents, or other loved ones into a nursing home. However, if you cannot provide the care they need, a senior living facility may be your only option. If you find yourself in that situation, finding the right facility is a must. Searching for a place that fits your standards while also matching your budget is time-consuming and emotionally taxing. Finally finding the right place will come as a great […]

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Where do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on Tort Reform?

Tort reform is an important issue that usually comes up during Presidential elections. It refers to changes in the civil justice system that limits a person’s right to damages in a personal injury, medical malpractice or accident case. Tort reform can mean many things.  It can mean getting rid of jury trials, or curbing how much money is awarded to a person. There are many issues that tort reform raises, but the main issue is that it is bad for […]

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5 FAQs about Medical Malpractice

We trust doctors and healthcare professionals with our lives. A misdiagnosis or ineffective medication can keep us from feeling better, prevent us from receiving the treatment we need, or even make our symptoms worse. In some cases, improper medical care can lead to severe injury and even death.   When a health care professional engages in behavior that ignores best practices or puts you in unnecessary risk, what recourse do you have? How can you […]

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The 5 Most Common Personal Injury Claims

A simple slip and fall can cost thousands of dollars. A mistake by a doctor may lead to many future trips to the hospital. Car accidents cost billions of dollars each year in injuries around the country. Injuries are expensive, but there are ways to receive compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Filing a personal injury lawsuit will allow you to make a claim for the damages and losses sustained. You are entitled to receive compensation for […]

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