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

Tell Your Senator To Protect Malpractice Victims

Learning that you have cancer is horrifying enough. Finding out that your diagnosis was missed and that your chances for survival are diminished because of medical negligence makes that news even more devastating. Being barred from pursuing a claim because you did not even know your condition was misdiagnosed until after the statute of limitations expired adds insult to injury. Unfortunately that happens all too frequently in New York, one of only six states that does not have a date of discovery rule for cases involving delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis. Currently under New York law, the Read more

Increased Doctor Discipline Needed

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

Breast Cancer Detection Law Signed

Good news for New Yorkers!  Our State signed into law an important new measure to help promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The new law, which will take effect in 180 days,  will provide women with important information they need to make decisions regarding their health.   Read more