Why Would The Federal Government Protect Dangerous Doctors?

A bombshell investigation has revealed that Thomas Franchini, a podiatrist who botched treatment of veterans in 88 separate cases, was allowed to resign from the VA Hospital system without discipline and go into private practice here in New York. Another dangerous doctor, a VA radiologist who misread dozens of CT scans, was paid $42,000 of unused sick and leave pay and allowed to resign from a VA hospital. That doctor, like Dr. Franchini, left the VA with a clean reference. Even more shocking is that these were only two of about 230 secret settlement deals in which VA officials allowed dangerous Read more

Medical Malpractice FAQs

What is Medical Malpractice?  Medical professionals are trusted with your most important asset: your health. We expect doctors and health care workers to do their best, but unfortunately there are times when patients are injured because they received treatment that was below the accepted standard of care. Read more

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

Unsafe Injections

        When you roll up your sleeve to get an injection do you ever think about asking the doctor or nurse whether they are reusing the needle? Most people would never think to, but unsafe injections are a serious and potentially deadly problem. The recent articles regarding thousands of patients in upstate New York who may have been exposed to life threatening diseases due to hospitals reusing insulin pens are only the most recent example of how unsafe injection practices can expose patients to deadly illnesses. Read more