Tell the Governor to Sign Laverne’s Law!

Please take action to assist patients who have been injured as the result of a delayed cancer diagnosis. We urge you to contact the Governor and ask him to sign the Date of Discovery bill that passed both houses of the state legislature  into law. You can do so HERE. Lavern’s Law, S6800/A8516, would extend the statute of limitations for medical, dental or podiatric malpractice related to the failure to diagnose cancer or other tumors from two years and six months from the date of the act, omission or failure complained of, to two years and six months from when a person Read more

Tell Your Senator To Protect Malpractice Victims

Learning that you have cancer is horrifying enough. Finding out that your diagnosis was missed and that your chances for survival are diminished because of medical negligence makes that news even more devastating. Being barred from pursuing a claim because you did not even know your condition was misdiagnosed until after the statute of limitations expired adds insult to injury. Unfortunately that happens all too frequently in New York, one of only six states that does not have a date of discovery rule for cases involving delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis. Currently under New York law, the Read more

Breast Cancer Detection Law Signed

Good news for New Yorkers!  Our State signed into law an important new measure to help promote early detection and treatment of breast cancer. The new law, which will take effect in 180 days,  will provide women with important information they need to make decisions regarding their health.   Read more

Hospital Safety Report

As New Yorkers we always assume that our city has the best of everything, but a recent study by Consumer Reports revealed that this might not be the case when it comes to healthcare. This study reported that the five worst hospitals in the nation are in the New York Metropolitan area. Read more