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Category: Medical Malpractice

October 7, 2019 Brain Injury,Medical Malpractice

Failure to Diagnose Hydrocephalus is a Real Risk For Your Baby in The Bronx, New York

Hydrocephalus, also known as “water on the brain”, is a condition that occurs when there is an excess of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). This fluid surrounds the brain and spinal cord in the human body and when in excess, it can cause spaces in between the brain, called ventricles, to enlarge. This can cause undue and… read more

January 21, 2019 Medical Malpractice

Lavern’s Law – What Is It and What Does It Mean for Cancer Victims?

On January 31st, 2018, New York passed Lavern’s Law – a law that will change the statute of limitations on some medical malpractice cases. Lavern’s Law is named for Lavern Wilkinson, who passed away at age 41 from a treatable form of lung cancer because of a misdiagnosis. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who signed the bill… read more

September 18, 2017 Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury

Unnecessary Medical Care to NY Patients Increases Risk of Mistakes

New York catastrophic injury lawyers provide representation to plaintiffs hurt by the very people they trusted most to help their health: medical doctors and caregivers.  Medical malpractice can cause devastating harm to patients, permanently changing their lives or sometimes resulting in death. Victims of malpractice deserve to be fully compensated for losses, while family members… read more

September 11, 2017 Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury

Patients Face Serious Injuries Due to Egregious Medical Care From NY Doctors

Patients have a right to expect high quality care from doctors, but they do not always get that level of care. When a care provider fails to fulfill his professional obligations and a patient is harmed, the victim or his family can pursue a claim for compensation. A New York personal injury law firm can… read more

July 3, 2017 Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs

Defective Medicines and Personal Injury

It is often seen that defective medicines too, can be a cause of personal injury when the victim consumed certain medication that resulted in the said injury. These injuries may also result from side effects or contra-indications about which the manufacturer issued no prior warning to the user. Such law suits are generally class action… read more

January 2, 2017 Medical Malpractice

LONG ISLAND: Fentanyl Overdoses Kill Hundreds of Unsuspecting People On Long Island In 2016 Alone

FENTANYL OVERDOSES KILL MORE PEOPLE THAN HEROIN ON LONG ISLAND LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK (January 1, 2017) – Hundreds of people died in 2016 on long after overdosing from fentanyl, according to the New York Times. Fentanyl is a legal synthetic prescription drug that is used to treat extreme pain. Drug smugglers have also recently… read more

December 20, 2016 Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury FAQs

FAQs about Baycol and Rhabdomyolysis

During the early part of the 2000s, there were reports of fatal Rhabdomyolysis cases associated with the use of Baycol, the anti-cholesterol drug. Baycol was withdrawn from the market in the United States on August 8th, 2001. Since then, there have been thousands of cases filed against Bayer, the company that manufactured Baycol, over injuries… read more

December 2, 2016 Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury,Wrongful Death

Doctor-Patient Privilege and Wrongful Death Cases

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, 136,053 people in the United States die as a result of unintentional injuries. Unintentional injury deaths rank 4 in the cause of deaths in the country. Of these 136,053 unintentional injury deaths, 31,959 are caused by unintentional falls, 35,398 are due to traffic accidents… read more

November 29, 2016 Construction Accidents,Dog Bites,Medical Malpractice,Personal Injury,Slip and Fall

How to Calculate a Settlement for Pain and Suffering

A majority of civil litigation is made up of personal injury lawsuits. Some common causes include traffic accidents, medical malpractice, slip and fall, defective products, construction accidents and dog bites. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that there are 6 million auto accidents every year across the US – an average of about one… read more

July 29, 2016 Medical Malpractice

QUEENS: Cyclist Antonio Flores Died of Sepsis After Car Accident And Medical Treatment At Elmhurst Hospital Center

HOSPITAL MAY BE LIABLE FOR PATIENT’S DEATH ELMHURST, NEW YORK (July 29, 2016) – A 59-year-old cyclist was killed in a tragic hospital accident in Queens after the patient developed sepsis following an injury to his arm, according to the NY Daily News. Authorities have been able to identify the man that died as Antonio Flores. Antonio Flores was… read more