Surgical Error – When is it Malpractice?

When doctors make a surgical error, it can cause serious injuries to their patient. If you have been injured by a surgical error it is important to know your rights, as well as the legal steps you can take to receive compensation for your injury. Common Types of Surgical Errors If you’ve been a victim of a surgical error, you may have a medical malpractice case on your hands—and one in which you need to act on as quickly as possible. Not all surgical errors qualify as medical malpractice, but many do. A trusted New York Read more

What is Medical Malpractice?

If you are contemplating filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in the state of New York, there are special rules and time limits that you need to be aware of. What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional (a doctor, hospital or other health care professional) has injured their patient due to negligence or a failure to act. In order to prove a medical malpractice claim you will need to show: Read more

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