Medical Malpractice

Common types of brain injuries

Any accident can be frightening, but a brain injury is an entirely different story. Even a small concussion can have hidden dangers that can expose themselves over time. While most New York residents know that a brain injury of any kind can be crucial, few know the various types of injuries and the short- and long-term effects… read more

Medical errors: a widespread issue

For some New Yorkers, simply making an appointment with a doctor is enough to bring on a world of stress. When that doctor makes a mistake, however, everything can change. Depending on the type of medical condition, a person’s overall health could be thrown into jeopardy. The following delves into the most common medical errors and… read more

High malpractice rates for misdiagnosis

Like many in New York, you take your health seriously. You schedule regular checkups and receive your recommended screenings. When you began to feel something wasn’t right, you went to your doctor or even to a specialist to have it checked out. Unfortunately, this proactive move did nothing to spare you pain and suffering. If… read more

Medical malpractice claim: Don’t let the prospect intimidate you

Were you possibly injured by substandard treatment from a healthcare professional? Then you might have questions about a medical malpractice lawsuit. What is medical malpractice and do you have grounds to file such a complaint? Medical malpractices cases arise when doctors and other medical practitioners provide medical care that does not meet the accepted standards of care…. read more

Reputable doctors and surgical smarts

Surgeries — no matter how extreme — can require months of healing, but a surgical error can make way for a whole new set of complications. While to err is human, there are some precautions New York patients can take when planning their next procedure, including learning about common mistakes surgeons make, as well as looking… read more

Medical malpractice claims and the role of expert witnesses

If you feel you were hurt due to the negligence of a physician, you may wish to investigate your options for recovering your losses. In some cases, the injury you suffered may not have been preventable, and the physician used his best judgment and options available to try to heal you. However, there are a… read more

Is your child’s dentist using dangerous sedatives?

The dread a visit to the dentist induces causes many to avoid the situation altogether at the expense of their oral health. Children may get their fear of dentists from the attitudes of their parents, but many kids simply feel uncomfortable from the moment they walk into the unfamiliar setting. Additionally, a child who has… read more

What went wrong? A lesson in the types of medical negligence

When you head off to the doctor’s office or hospital, you are likely hoping to get some relief from your ailment. You expect to be able to rely on the expertise of the physician and the medical staff, who will then treat your sickness or injury and send you on your way. Physicians are trusted… read more

Who is responsible if your child suffered injuries during birth?

The birth of a child is an exciting time for your family. It should be a joyous occasion for you and your loved ones, but the excitement and joy may disappear when you learn that your child suffered injuries during the birth process. While some birth injuries are relatively minor, it is possible your child… read more

Getting a second medical opinion

People in New York who receive medical diagnoses along with recommendations for treatments or procedures that may be invasive or have negative side effects have reason to be concerned. Similarly, people who are told by a doctor that nothing is wrong with them despite the fact that they are experiencing unusual and potentially unpleasant symptoms… read more