Medical Malpractice

Causes and Symptoms of Caput Succedaneum

Many different injuries can impact newborns. Pregnancy alone is fraught with potential ailments, and the birthing process can be traumatic for both mother and baby.  One of the birth injuries you should be aware of as an expecting parent or new mother or father is caput succedaneum. This relatively harmless and common condition is caused… read more

Causes and Symptoms of Cephalohematoma

While the birth of a baby is always a joyous occasion, it can be heart-wrenching for parents to learn that their baby has suffered a birth injury as a result of negligence.  In cases of cephalohematoma, that can be exactly what happened. Cephalohematoma is a pooling of blood beneath the scalp. It occurs during the… read more

Can I File a Dental Malpractice Claim?

Dental care is essential to whole health. Proper dental care generally involves effective brushing and flossing and routine cleanings. Most dentists perform comprehensive evaluations, including X-rays, periodically. There are times when dental care is necessary for serious conditions. Procedures like tooth extractions, cavity fillings, root canals, or oral surgeries are sophisticated. When sophisticated requirements exist,… read more

What is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?

When it comes to medical procedures, many doctors, in an attempt to protect themselves from medical malpractice lawsuits, will make sure they receive express consent before operating on you. Express consent often means that a patient has signed waivers or other documentation clearly giving the doctor authority to perform a surgery or operation. While express… read more

IV Infiltration and Complication Attorneys

Many people are not familiar with IV infiltration, but they are familiar with IVs if they have been in the hospital or a family member has been in the hospital. Most people admitted to the hospital require intravenous (IV) therapy. Outpatient facilities and some physicians’ offices use IVs too. IVs infuse liquid directly into a… read more

Common causes of traumatic brain injuries

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, the most common causes for brain injuries are falls and motor vehicle accidents. Overall, falls were the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, accounting for just over 52% of them. The second leading cause was motor vehicle accidents, which accounted for 20% of… read more

So-called mild brain injuries can cause serious problems

Doctors classify traumatic brain injuries as mild, moderate or severe. Many New Yorkers may already be familiar with the consequences of a severe brain injury. Someone with a severe traumatic brain injury may be comatose for weeks or even months. In the most serious cases, a brain injury can leave its victim in a persistent… read more

Lack of emotional control after a brain injury

While you grew up, one of the key things you learned was how to control your emotions. This is why young children often have tantrums and angry outbursts. They just have not learned this skill yet. It does not come naturally. You learned it over time, so you can keep your emotions in check as… read more

Administrative errors in health care

If you have read or heard stories about someone who was given a wrong diagnosis by a doctor, experienced a problem during or after a surgery, or had some other negative result related to the delivery of their health care, you are likely wondering how possible it is for you to be hurt by a… read more

Can surgical errors be avoided?

If you are like many people in New York, you are shocked and concerned every time you hear about a medical error – especially one that results in the death of a patient. Sadly, these events happen all too often. Some research in recent years even indicates that only cancer and heart disease claim more… read more