Prescription For Malpractice

A recent report by the Public Citizen analyzed data collected by the Federal Government over a nine-year period and found that over half the doctors disciplined privately by hospitals were not disciplined by their state Medical Boards. This report, which is available online, reveals that over a thousand doctors disciplined by hospitals because of incompetence, negligence, malpractice or worse were not subject to any discipline at the state level. The National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)records all “clinical privileging actions”, or instances where hospitals restrict or revoke a doctor’s ability to practice at their institution. Violations recorded Read more

Protecting the Elderly

Making long term care choices for loved ones that require 24 hour care is extremely difficult.  When facing the prospect of putting a parent or loved one into a nursing home, taking steps to insure that that their rights are respected and that they get the care they deserve is a top priority. There are New York State and Federal Laws to protect nursing home residents.  Unfortunately, despite these statutes, many elderly people are neglected, and even abused, in nursing homes.  Knowing what warning signs to look for can help protect your loved one. Read more

Reduce Wrongs, Not Rights

Why is it that we always hear phrases like “jackpot justice” and “lawsuit lottery”? Why is it that we hear tales of doctors leaving New York State for fear of being sued? Is there any truth to these claims? The answer, quite simply, is “NO”. Did you know that, under New York law, before a medical malpractice case can even be filed the records must be reviewed by an expert physician, who must find merit to the claims? Did you know that medical malpractice defendants win approximately two out of three cases brought to trial in New York? (fortunately, here at Read more