VA Knowingly Hires Doctors With Criminal, Malpractice and Disciplinary History

In exchange for putting their lives on the line for our country, the government is to provide our veterans free medical care at Veteran’s Administration hospitals.  But what type of care are our veterans actually getting? According to this story in USA Today, the VA has knowingly hired physicians who have had their licenses revoked, have felony convictions, extensive malpractice histories, and who have been charged with sexual misconduct Read more

Brachial Plexus Injuries: What You Need To Know

This is Brachial Plexus Awareness week 2017. Brachial Plexus Palsy,  or Erb’s Palsy, is a severe nerve injury which occurs when the doctor yanks or pulls too hard on a baby’s head during birth. The condition is rare, with approximately two instances for every thousand successful births, and is completely preventable with the correct procedures during delivery. Read more

Nursing Home Neglect: Is Your Loved One At Risk?

The recent indictment in Nassau County and conviction in Ulster County of nursing home workers make it clear that neglect and abuse in nursing homes is a very serious problem.  When a nursing home patient receives substandard care, it can have devastating results for these patients, many of whom are made more vulnerable by conditions like dementia. Some warning signs that a loved one may be at risk for elder abuse or neglect include: 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