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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Spotting the Most Common Signs of Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home abuse and neglect are unfortunately common issues at senior care facilities across the United States. If a loved one is living in a nursing home, it is important to do your due diligence in investigating the community before helping him or her move there. You should also watch for signs of nursing home… Read More »

Family Awarded $10 Million for Medical Malpractice After Patient Suicide

A jury in Staten Island has awarded $10 million to the plaintiffs in a medical malpractice case. The judgement goes to the family of a man who committed suicide six years ago after a physician allegedly failed to properly diagnose and treat his severe anxiety and depression. The patient was 48-year-old Richard Shouldis, who reported… Read More »

What are the Most Common Reasons for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

A 2017 analysis of data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a survey by Medscape revealed the most common causes of medical malpractice lawsuits in the United States. Here were the top five results: Failure to diagnose: Approximately 31 percent of doctors surveyed in the Medscape poll said a failure to diagnose… Read More »

New York’s Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice Claims

Any time you wish to file a personal injury claim, you must be sure your case falls within the statute of limitations. These limitations vary from state to state, and so it’s important to consult your attorney to make sure you’re eligible to file a claim. For medical malpractice in New York, you have two-and-a-half… Read More »

New Medical Malpractice Bill Passes in New York

Both houses of the New York state legislature approved a new bill that would make sweeping changes to medical malpractice laws in the state, extending the time patients have to file a lawsuit after a misdiagnosis or mistreatment for cancer. The measure passed Tuesday, January 30, in both the Senate and Assembly, days after Gov…. Read More »

Medical Malpractice Claim for 14-Year-Old Boy Comes to a Close

The family of a 14-year-old New York boy who died in 2010 after several years of suffering has received a $45.6 million verdict in a medical malpractice lawsuit. According to court documents, surgeons mistakenly inserted four screws into the boy’s spinal cord during a 2002 procedure, causing his paralysis.  When a health care professional makes… Read More »