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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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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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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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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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The Fraud Doctor and the Largest Medical Malpractice Litigation in NY

The story of “The Fraud Doctor” just doesn’t seem to end. A few years ago, you might have seen stories about Spyros Panos, a once-famous orthopedic surgeon who met his professional demise when he was charged with healthcare fraud in 2013… then proceeded to engage in further fraud that is still coming to light. Victims of his medical malpractice are now receiving money in what is being called the largest medical malpractice settlement in New […]

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