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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Is the misdiagnosis of cancer medical malpractice?


Imagine being told by a doctor or hospital that you likely had kidney cancer and needed to have both of your kidneys removed because of it. In addition to mentally processing the life-threatening cancer diagnosis, imagine the end result of the surgery would mean four hours of dialysis three days a week for the rest of your life--unless a kidney transplant could be obtained. 

The kidneys remove toxins and regulate potassium levels in the body among other things. Dialysis is needed when kidneys are absent or not functioning optimally. It’s reportedly time-consuming, uncomfortable, and life-altering.


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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Can I sue for damages over a botched circumcision?


While some may call it the unkindest of cuts, countless parents in America opt to have their baby boys circumcised before leaving the hospital while still others of the Jewish faith have the procedure done in a religious ceremony after the infant is discharged. But despite being considered routine by many, the procedure is not without risk. And when the delicate procedure goes wrong, it can go horribly wrong and lead to a personal injury lawsuit.
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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Legal Action After a Botched Circumcision


Can I sue for damages over a botched circumcision?


While some may call it the unkindest of cuts, countless parents in America opt to have their baby boys circumcised before leaving the hospital while still others of the Jewish faith have the procedure done in a religious ceremony after the infant is discharged. But despite being considered routine by many, the procedure is not without risk. And when the delicate procedure goes wrong, it can go horribly wrong and lead to a personal injury lawsuit.
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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Removing a Healthy Organ in Error


Can I sue for malpractice if a surgeon mistakenly removes a healthy organ?

Skilled New York medical malpractice attorneys need to know their way not only around the legal aspects of the case but must also navigate the often-complex terminology and best practices of the medical profession in proving their case.

That’s because succeeding in a medical malpractice lawsuit requires clearly showing that the doctor, hospital, and/or other medical personnel deviated from the accepted standards of medical care and that such deviation caused the victim’s injuries.

Medical malpractice lawsuits fall within the realm of Read more . . .


Monday, October 15, 2018

Don’t Be Afraid to Sue Someone

Q: Can I have multiple lawsuits simultaneously?

Some people go through their whole lives without retaining a skilled personal injury attorney– – either because they were never harmed by someone else they were too afraid or intimidated to pursue legal action. Others, they have multiple lawsuits at the same time. If you have been injured or suffered damages at the hands of someone else, you are entitled to pursue legal action—or actions—to eb compensated.

One famous drummer had a rough summer which reportedly began with a staph infection and was followed by a bus accident, prompting him to file two separate lawsuits regarding the two incidents.


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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Don’t Be Afraid to Sue Someone

Q: Can I have multiple lawsuits simultaneously?

Some people go through their whole lives without retaining a skilled personal injury attorney– – either because they were never harmed by someone else they were too afraid or intimidated to pursue legal action. Others, they have multiple lawsuits at the same time. If you have been injured or suffered damages at the hands of someone else, you are entitled to pursue legal action—or actions—to eb compensated.


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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dancing Surgeon Sued for Malpractice

Q: What constitutes medical malpractice?

An online video of a dancing doctor has gone viral. Unfortunately, it was apparently taken during a cosmetic surgery procedure in an operating room. Not surprisingly, the state medical board wasn't impressed with the doctor’s alleged conduct. Neither were the nine patients who have reportedly sued the doctor for


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Friday, April 20, 2018

Dropping the Ball on Diagnosis is Basis for Medical Malpractice Suit

Q: Can I sue a doctor for his failure to diagnose a medical condition?

When many people think about medical malpractice in New York, they often think of a botched medical procedure that harms a patient. While that may often be the case, medical malpractice can also result from many other situations including but not limited to misdiagnosis of various serious medical conditions, experimental drugs, cosmetic surgery procedures, birth injuries, medical device injuries, and negligence on the part of a hospital, surgeon, or other healthcare worker, to name a few.

The standard that is applied when determining whether medical malpractice was committed is whether there was an injury that resulted from medical treatment that deviated from accepted standards of practice.


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Monday, February 19, 2018

New York Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations Change


Q: How has the New York medical malpractice statute of limitations changed for misdiagnosis of cancer cases?

Medical malpractice occurs when an injury results from medical treatment that deviates from accepted standards of practice. The negligence can come at the hands of a doctor, nurse, surgeon, hospital, or any other healthcare worker.

The misdiagnosis of cancer malpractice lawsuit in New York is only one of many different types of medical malpractice.
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Monday, February 12, 2018

The Heat is On in Glenn Frey Wrongful Death Suit


Q: What constitutes medical malpractice?

When the Eagles tour returns to Madison Square Garden this fall, one of the band’s members will be noticeably absent. That’s because about two years ago, in a hospital just a short subway ride from the arena, the late co-founder of the Eagles, Glenn Frey, died.

Just prior to the statute of limitations running out his widow reportedly commenced a wrongful death lawsuit in New Yorkagainst the hospital and a gastroenterologist for the treatment he received during the last few months of his life.
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Monday, October 30, 2017

Malpractice May Occur No Matter How Experienced a Doctor May Be


Q: Is choosing the most experienced doctor for my surgery the safest choice?

No one wants to have surgery. But when it’s necessary, most people seek out the best surgeon to handle their procedure. They ask friends for recommendations and read reviews in search of a specialist-- maybe even the head of the department. Surely that’s the best person for the job, right?

According to some unhappy patients, choosing the head of orthopedic surgery could come back to bite you in the… hip. Or the knee.
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