What Standard of Care Exists in the Medical Field?
One of the most important elements of a medical malpractice claim is the plaintiff’s ability to prove the defendant (typically a doctor or hospital) failed to provide the “standard of care” expected out of a medical professional. But what exactly is the standard of care that exists in the medical field? Generally, the medical standard… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Get a Second Opinion When Your Child is Prescribed Codeine
Despite the known danger of codeine, a recent study shows American doctors continue to prescribe the narcotic to children — a lot. Research published in the journal Pediatrics raises the alarm about the negligence of emergency room physicians and doctors who prescribe codeine for children for pain or coughing. Codeine has never been proven effective… Read More »
Common Client Questions: Do I Have a Medical Malpractice Claim?
Clients sometimes hesitate when thinking about starting a medical malpractice claim against their doctor or caregiver. Doubts about suing the medical professional who tried to help, uncertainty about whether the harm rises to the level of malpractice and fears about being labeled another one of those frivolous lawsuits can delay an otherwise valid claim. The… Read More »
NY Medical Malpractice: An Unfortunate Reality
Preventable medical errors are events that can forever impact a patient’s life, and can result in death. Despite countless studies and a growing awareness of the problem, research indicates that harm from medical errors remains widespread. The Center for Justice and Democracy has compiled the latest findings and statistics regarding medical malpractice and patient safety…. Read More »