What is Cerebral Palsy?

The term cerebral palsy refers to a group of disorders that affects a person’s ability to move. “Cerebral” refers to the cerebrum, which is the part of the brain that controls movement. “Palsy” refers to a paralysis of voluntary movement in certain parts of the body. When the motor control portion of the brain is damaged, as it is in people with cerebral palsy, voluntary and involuntary motor skills do not function properly. This can present significant challenges affecting how someone walks and talks, and potentially their ability to perform everyday tasks. Read more

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

In 2016, September was declared Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month to draw attention to this terrible disease and to help increase funding for ovarian cancer research. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ovarian cancer causes more deaths per year than any other gynecological cancer with over 13,000 women dying from ovarian cancer in 2015 alone. Read more

Elements of a Medical Malpractice Case in New York

You have heard the term “medical malpractice” and probably have a general idea of what it means. A doctor has done something wrong and caused injury to a patient. But what exactly must be proven to establish that a doctor has committed malpractice? There are four elements that must be proven in a medical malpractice case. Read more

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