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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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4 Elements You Must Prove to Win Your NY Medical Malpractice Claim

  The state of New York has seen some huge medical malpractice suits this year. We began 2019 with a ruling that granted over 255 patients over $140 million in damages. Later, a New York family filed a wrongful death claim asking for $50 million in damages after their daughter was killed in surgery to remove a cyst. Most recently, two separate hospital chains were subsequently ordered to pay millions for surgeons performing concurrent surgeries. […]

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Signs Your Child Suffered Brain Damage Due To A Birth Injury

When young children suffer a neonatal brain injury, it may take years to diagnose. Often, symptoms of infant brain damage do not appear until much later. A new medical technology, however, may allow us to discover infant brain damage faster and more accurately. Researchers at Washington University are developing a device utilizing the same technology in smart watches that detects neurological injuries at early stages. This allows for early intervention, which is extremely helpful to […]

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Gaming the System: How Sure Are You about Your NYC Doctor?

When we seek medical attention, most of us trust the authority of that white coat. We trust that we’re in the hands of a competent medical professional, who at least meets the minimum acceptable standards of care. Fortunately, most doctors are competent and go out of their way to ensure patients receive the best possible care. That said, some doctors make negligent mistakes that result in serious injury or even the death of their patients. […]

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