When a family files a medical malpractice lawsuit against a hospital or physician, it is likely because they believe that negligence led to the death or suffering of their loved one. Famous comedienne Joan Rivers succumbed to alleged medical malpractice in 2014 at the age of 81 while undergoing fairly routine procedures. Her family filed a medical malpractice suit against the for-patient outpatient surgery center where Rivers was treated.
Now that the weather is warmer, you're probably looking forward to spending more time on your motorcycle.
When you go to a doctor for treatment or diagnosis, the last thing on your mind is whether the doctor will perform up to the accepted standard of medical care. Unfortunately for many patients, this is an issue they will have to deal with. Medical complications resulting from medical negligence is becoming all too common. Surgical errors, failure to diagnose a medical condition, and treating without informed consent are some of the common mistakes made by medical professionals that can leave unsuspecting patients seriously harmed.
New York officials have been very concerned for the well-being of the city's pedestrians, and for good reason. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013, over 150,000 pedestrians were treated in the emergency room for non-fatal accident-related injuries. The pedestrian fatalities in 2013 motor vehicle accidents totaled 4,735.