Brachial Plexus Injuries: What You Need To Know

This is Brachial Plexus Awareness week 2017. Brachial Plexus Palsy,  or Erb’s Palsy, is a severe nerve injury which occurs when the doctor yanks or pulls too hard on a baby’s head during birth. The condition is rare, with approximately two instances for every thousand successful births, and is completely preventable with the correct procedures during delivery. Read more

Knowing the Signs of a Stroke in Progress

A Stroke is a life threatening medical condition that occurs when the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs due to blood vessels being blocked or bursting. There are three major types of strokes. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is cut off, due to a blocked or clogged blood vessel. An embolic stroke occurs when a blood clot breaks free and blocks circulation to the brain, depriving it of blood and oxygen. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when blood vessels in the brain leak or rupture, causing blood to build Read more

Medical Malpractice FAQs

What is Medical Malpractice?  Medical professionals are trusted with your most important asset: your health. We expect doctors and health care workers to do their best, but unfortunately there are times when patients are injured because they received treatment that was below the accepted standard of care. Read more

Ongoing Problems at NYCHHC

A recent NYC Comptroller’s report  found that claims against City hospitals had increased over the past year, but the most alarming aspect of the report was that claims against Kings County Hospital represented nearly 20% of all claims against the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC).  This report gives Kings County Hospital the sad distinction of being the malpractice capital of the city. Kings County Hospital is not the only City Hospital in the news for all the wrong reasons. Recent newsworthy cases against NYCHHC include the choking death of a patient Read more