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New York City’s Public Hospitals Spent Millions on Medical Malpractice in 2015

The agency responsible for New York City’s public hospitals, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), is reported to have settled at least 221 medical malpractice lawsuits in 2015, leading to $124 million in payouts. Settlements are often seen as a cheaper and easier alternative than litigation, where hospitals open themselves up to… Read More »

Failure to Diagnose Cancer Could Be a Type of Medical Malpractice

The ability to properly treat cancer often depends on diagnosing it in its early stages. If doctors fail to diagnose cancer in a patient in a timely manner or at all, it could constitute medical malpractice, depending on the circumstances. A doctor has an implied duty of care to provide a quality of treatment consistent… Read More »

“They Missed It”: Serious Consequences of Misdiagnosis

Each day New Yorkers seek medical advice from physicians.  In emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and at clinics, people from all walks of life depend on advice and care from healthcare providers.  Usually advice and care is good, but when it is not — it may be medical malpractice. Misdiagnosis is a common form of malpractice… Read More »