Certificates of Merit in New York Medical Malpractice Cases

If you believe that you’ve been injured due to the negligence of a doctor or other medical provider, you should consult with an attorney to see if you have a case for medical malpractice. A medical malpractice case is one involving allegations that a healthcare provider violated the standard of care when treating a patient resulting in an injury. Pursuing a medical malpractice claim in New York can be a complicated and involved process requiring the expertise of an experienced attorney. Unlike other types of negligence cases, under New York Civil Practice Laws and Rules section Read more

The Risks of Vacuum and Forceps Assisted Deliveries

When a mother comes to the end of a long and difficult labor, sometimes a doctor may decide to use vacuum extraction or forceps to help the process along. It can be especially helpful to safely speed along the delivery process if the mother or the baby is in distress. While most assisted deliveries are performed safely with no injury, there are significant risks involved, and your healthcare provider should make sure you are aware of the risks and proceed accordingly. Read more

Why is Maternal Mortality So High in the United States?

There is an assumption that death from childbirth is something that doesn’t happen in the United States. However, with an estimated 26 deaths per 100,000 live births, the United States leads industrialized countries with the highest maternal mortality rate. The U.S. has more than 3.5 times as many maternal deaths as in Canada and most Western European countries. Every year in the U.S., 700-900 women die from pregnancy or childbirth related causes, and some 65,000 nearly die. But what is causing such a high maternal mortality rate? It turns out there are multiple factors that may be Read more

Primary Care Malpractice

Primary care providers see patients who come to them with common, everyday medical problems. You see your primary care provider when you think you have the flu or a sinus infection. Depending on your insurance, your primary care provider can also be the gatekeeper of your access to specialists. Your primary care provider is usually the first doctor you see when something is wrong, and you trust him or her to provide you with appropriate medical care. But primary care providers can also make medical errors and can be liable for malpractice. Read more