Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery Malpractice

When you think of medical malpractice, you may think of a patient getting injured during a necessary surgical procedure. However, malpractice can also occur in situations in which the medical procedure is elective, or not medically necessary, but the patient … Continue reading


What to Know About Informed Consent

When you schedule a doctor appointment, it is assumed that you will consent to a  physical exam, particularly if you are ill. However, a doctor can not perform invasive tests or surgical procedures without what is called informed consent. Under … Continue reading


Anesthesia Malpractice: Common Errors

Many of us have had to undergo anesthesia at some time or another as a result of a medical procedure. Anesthesia may be a scary experience for some, but it is relatively safe. It is also quite common, with 40 … Continue reading


Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations in New York

Your surgeon operated on the wrong leg. A nurse left a surgical tool inside your body during surgery. Your doctor failed to diagnose your cancer. These are all examples of medical malpractice. Medical malpractice is still a common occurrence in … Continue reading


How Pain and Suffering is Calculated in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice happens quite often. Medical mistakes lead to injuries, medical bills and often intense pain and suffering. While it’s easy to determine your economic damages, finding out how much money you can receive for pain and suffering is a … Continue reading


5 Common Types of Malpractice in an Emergency Room

Medical malpractice is one of the leading causes of death. Mistakes made by medical staff account for 250,000 deaths every year. Medical malpractice can happen in a doctor’s office, hospital or other venue. Many cases happen in a hospital, particularly … Continue reading


Medical Malpractice Involving the Elderly

UPDATE: In September 2016, The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ruled in favor of improving the care, safety, and consumer protections for long-term care facility residents that participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs.  What Do These CMS Regulations … Continue reading


Medical Malpractice Claims for Prescription Errors

Acts of medical negligence can take many forms. Performing surgery on the wrong site in the body, leaving surgical equipment in a patient after surgery is complete, errors involving the patient’s medication, failing to obtain the patient’s consent to a … Continue reading


The Recent Malpractice Epidemic at Coney Island Hospital

In 2016, Coney Island Hospital made the news on multiple occasions due to medical malpractice claims made against the hospital and its staff. The most notable of these cases is perhaps the case of the Brooklyn resident who secured $24 … Continue reading


Filing a Medical Malpractice Claim Against a Healthcare Provider

When an individual suffers an injury or a worsened condition because of a healthcare provider’s negligence, the victim is entitled to seek monetary compensation for his or her damages through a medical malpractice claim. The term “healthcare provider” can refer … Continue reading