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

Knowing the Signs of a Stroke in Progress

A Stroke is a life threatening medical condition that occurs when the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs due to blood vessels being blocked or bursting. There are three major types of strokes. An ischemic stroke occurs when blood flow to part of the brain is cut off, due to a blocked or clogged blood vessel. An embolic stroke occurs when a blood clot breaks free and blocks circulation to the brain, depriving it of blood and oxygen. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when blood vessels in the brain leak or rupture, causing blood to build 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

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