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Medication Errors Are a Danger That Should Not Be Ignored

According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, poisoning (including drug overdose) was the most lethal type of injury between 2009 and 2011, with 1,891 New Yorkers dying after accidently being poisoned. While drug overdoses account for a significant number of poisonings, there is a less well-known poisoning problem that kills… Read More »

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 »

Doctors Must Warn Patients on Health Risks Associated with Treatment

Patients always have the ultimate decision regarding whether or not they will undergo a particular treatment. Even if healthcare providers disagree with the patient’s decision, they are obligated to respect it. However, doctors must always ensure that the patient’s decision is an informed one. Their responsibility is to notify patients on the risks of a… Read More »

Challenges Associated with Medical Malpractice Claims

Claims for medical malpractice come with challenges not often found in other types of personal injury lawsuits. This is because there are specific legal protections afforded to doctors that could shield them from liability in instances that involve patients being harmed through the course of their treatment. Under New York state malpractice laws, it’s clear… Read More »

What Exactly Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

It’s somewhat common for patients to suffer from injuries or medical conditions resulting from the errors of doctors or healthcare professionals. However, just because a person is harmed when receiving medical care does not mean that the physician has committed medical malpractice. There has to be a clear indication of negligent or reckless action on… Read More »

New York Man Wins $2.3 Million Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

A man in Valley Cottage, Rockland County, NY was recently awarded $2.3 million in a lawsuit that alleged malpractice on the part of a Nyack Hospital doctor. According to John Antonucci’s claim, the head of orthopedic surgery at the hospital failed to treat a serious infection that Antonucci suffered from, which caused irreparable damage and… Read More »