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Recovering Compensation Following an Incident of Medical Malpractice

Recovering Compensation Following an Incident of Medical Malpractice

Almost everyone puts their lives in the hands of their doctor. Whether it's a simple infection or an invasive surgery, people trust that doctors will have their best interests in mind. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. If you believe you were injured or your condition has worsened because a doctor did not take proper care before treating your symptoms, there is a very good chance you are entitled to financial compensation. If you wish to pursue[...]

Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in New York

Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in New York

In the state of New York, patients who receive substandard care may be able to recover compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim. There are, however, strict deadlines for bringing these cases to court if a settlement cannot be reached. These deadlines are prescribed in the statutes of limitations. These time limits exist for several reasons. Not only do they pressure claimants into starting the proceedings while important evidence is still available, but they also protect providers from[...]

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

What Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

Medical complications can arise even when a doctor provides the highest possible quality of care. As such, just because a treatment wasn’t successful or the patient suffered unexpected side effects doesn’t necessarily mean that medical malpractice has occurred. To prevail in a medical malpractice claim, it must be shown that the defendant breached the duty of care owed to the patient. In other words, the provider or facility must have deviated from the most widely accepted standards of[...]

3 Alarming Statistics About Medical Malpractice in the U.S.

3 Alarming Statistics About Medical Malpractice in the U.S.

When you visit a hospital, clinic, or other medical facility, it’s reasonable to assume that your healthcare provider will use accepted standards of care. Unfortunately, medical negligence is incredibly common in the United States, and it often has devastating consequences for patients and their families. Read on to learn a few surprising statistics about medical malpractice: Providers in New York Face More Malpractice Claims Than Those in Most Other States New York was among the leading states in[...]

4 Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

4 Common Examples of Medical Malpractice

Every time you visit a doctor, you are putting your life in someone else’s hands. Although most healthcare providers do whatever they can to ensure the best possible outcome for their patients, mistakes can occur at any stage of diagnosis or treatment. According to The Washington Post, more than 250,000 deaths per year can be attributed to medical errors, making substandard healthcare a leading cause of death in the United States. Although victims of medical malpractice—or their surviving[...]

3 Common Medication Mistakes That Lead to Tort Claims

3 Common Medication Mistakes That Lead to Tort Claims

Medication mistakes occur far more often than they should. Every year, up to 7,000 Americans die from complications that can be attributed to medication errors. In an attempt to reduce the number of medication mistakes that occur at healthcare facilities and pharmacies around the country, researchers looked for patterns—and they found at least a few. For example, the single most common mistake is administering the wrong dosage, and the drugs that are most often administered in the wrong[...]

5 Reasons to Hire a Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorney

5 Reasons to Hire a Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorney

5 Reasons to Hire a Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorney Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals must undergo years of education and ongoing training to ensure they are able to provide the best care possible. Despite these requirements, medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States. According to The Washington Post, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have estimated that medical malpractice is responsible for more than 250,000 deaths annually. Virtually any patient can fall victim[...]

NYC Physician Errors

NYC Physician Errors

Medical professionals in New York City are some of the best in the world. When people are suffering from a serious health problem, they often come to doctors in the city for treatment. When a medical professional in New York City deviates from the standard of care that they are expected to provide, a patient can become seriously injured or even suffer fatal consequences. The public puts a tremendous amount of trust into medical professionals to ensure that[...]

Failure to Diagnose in NYC

Failure to Diagnose in NYC

Individuals in New York City and throughout the United States rely heavily on their doctors to diagnose and treat any health issues accordingly. When a doctor or nurse does not diagnose a health issue in an effective manner or fails to diagnose the issue at all, the victim may suffer serious consequences and in some cases, the results may be fatal. If a medical professional fails to diagnose a patient, the patient or their surviving family may want[...]

Lawsuits for Anesthesiologist Errors

Lawsuits for Anesthesiologist Errors

When an individual undergoes a medical procedure, oftentimes they will be administered anesthesia. Anesthesia is used in simple procedures at the dentist and also in major, life-changing surgeries. This is a versatile drug used to make sure the patient is unable to feel the surgery taking place if they are awake and sometimes, puts them to sleep entirely while numbing the impacted area until the surgery is over. Patients put a lot of trust into anesthesiologists and other[...]

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