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

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

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

Early Detection Saves Lives

When we were younger our mother always told us “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is as true now as it was then. In the case of a potentially deadly disease such as cancer, the key to cure is early detection. Most cancers are curable, if caught early enough. This why there are mammograms, sonograms, and fine needle biopsies to detect breast cancer in its early stages. Read more