Medical Malpractice

The Most Common Medical Errors

Medical errors can lead to allegations of medical negligence and medical malpractice. Sadly, when doctors and medical providers make mistakes, it can result in injuries and harm.  Some sources believe that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America, resulting in an estimated 440,000 deaths per year.  Eight of the Most Common… read more

What is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence

Finding out that your doctor or medical provider made a mistake or error that caused you harm can be devastating. You trust your healthcare providers and expect them to provide adequate care. Whether you are seeking medical treatment for a specific condition or are going in for an annual physical, you deserve competent, skilled treatment… read more

Can I Seek Compensation for Emotional Distress Caused by a Doctor?

If you sustained injuries because of a doctor’s medical negligence or medical errors, you could sue the doctor for medical malpractice. In your lawsuit, you can demand compensation for the injuries and damages caused by medical malpractice.  Examples of the types of damages in a medical malpractice claim include: The cost of treating the injuries… read more

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