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
Medical Malpractice is the third leading cause of death in America. What may be even more disturbing is the lack of discipline for those responsible. In New York, complaints about physicians and practitioners are investigated by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC). However, 60% of OPMC actions were reliant on findings from other states. That means that more than half of the time that New York State actually takes disciplinary action against a doctor licensed to practice here it is because another state took action first. Reports show that over 77% of New York doctors Read more
As New Yorkers we always assume that our city has the best of everything, but a recent study by Consumer Reports revealed that this might not be the case when it comes to healthcare. This study reported that the five worst hospitals in the nation are in the New York Metropolitan area. Read more
The Daily News focused on the frightening number of malpractice cases against Brookdale Hospital Center in this recent article. Citing alarming examples of malpractice that caused injuries ranging from amputations to death, the Daily News called for increased patient safety measures and changes in management. If you or a loved one has been injured in by medical malpractice, we will listen to you, explain your options, and help you decide what action to take. The consultation is free, whether you call toll free at 1-888-MEDLAW1 or fill out a contact form on our website.