Statute of Limitations in a Medical Malpractice Case

A statute of limitations is a law that puts a strict time limit on a victim’s right to file a lawsuit in the civil court system after suffering some type of injury or loss. After the time has expired, the victim loses his or her right to file a lawsuit. There are different deadlines depending on the type of case. The statute of limitations for a medical malpractice suit in New York can be found in New York Civil Practice Law and Rules section 2-14a. Read more

Risk Factors for Erb’s Palsy

  Erb’s palsy is an injury that affects the nerves of an infant’s upper arm. One of the most common causes of Erb’s palsy is shoulder dystocia, which can happen during a difficult delivery. Shoulder dystocia occurs when a baby’s head is delivered, but the shoulders remain stuck inside the mother’s body. An infant’s neck can be stretched to one side, causing temporary or permanent nerve damage. Erb’s palsy can also occur without shoulder dystocia. Read more

Are Women More Likely to be Misdiagnosed?

The misdiagnosis of a disease or illness can have tragic consequences for a patient. When a doctor’s error leads to no treatment, or delayed treatment, for a misdiagnosed condition, a patient can be seriously injured or die from the mistake. Misdiagnosis can happen to anyone, but in recent years it appears that the gender of a patient may have an impact on whether the patient is diagnosed correctly. Are women more likely to be misdiagnosed than men? Read more

May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Preeclampsia Awareness Month is an opportunity to educate about, and bring awareness to, this dangerous pregnancy condition Preeclampsia affects up to 8% of pregnancies and is responsible for 15% of maternal deaths worldwide. Preeclampsia is a severe condition that can have serious consequences for a mother and a baby but can be effectively managed with proper monitoring and medical care. What is Preeclampsia? Preeclampsia is a disorder that involves high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Severe cases of preeclampsia can lead to serious complications and even death. Read more