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New York hospital struggles with procedures after patient death

Once hospital negligence has occurred, everyone expects there to be changes made to prevent future patient injuries or deaths from occurring. One New York hospital has unfortunately failed to take appropriate steps to fix their issues.

Medical malpractice statute of limitations may be extended

When a physician in New York does not treat a patient with the proper level of care, the patient may suffer greatly. In such a case, the patient or his or her family may be able to file a medical malpractice suit against those responsible for the harm caused. When it comes to litigation, each state has a statute of limitations in place, which requires a patient to file suit within a certain amount of time. In New York, as of now, patients are required to file their lawsuits within 2 ½ years after the malpractice allegedly occurred. This malpractice could include a misdiagnosis, mistreatment of the patient, or any other act or omission that fails to live up to the acceptable standard of care.

Family of Joan Rivers settles medical malpractice suit

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.

Our Staten Island team fights for medical malpractice victims

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.

Some New York doctors likely to commit medical practice

In New York, many people have filed medical malpractice lawsuits against their physicians and won. This makes it seem like many doctors are treating their patients improperly. However, a recent study may reveal that some doctors are more likely to commit malpractice than others. With 15,000 to 20,000 medical malpractice lawsuits brought against doctors every year, any new information may help us prevent medical negligence from occurring.

Failure to diagnose can lead to medical malpractice suits

New York is filled with some of the world's finest physicians and surgeons that successfully treat patients every day. However, even the top doctors in the world can make mistakes. Some of the most common mistakes involve failed or erroneous treatments or diagnoses. Such errors can cause further injury or disease progression, which could ultimately lead to a premature death.

Nursing home workers sharing inappropriate pictures of residents

Each year, New Yorkers who are unable to care for their loved ones make the difficult decision to put them in a nursing home. With the lives of their relatives at stake, people want to believe that the care given in these facilities is up to par. However, this is sadly not always the case. Fortunately, there are ways to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.

Musician files medical malpractice lawsuit against hospital

When New York residents are admitted to the hospital for surgery or treatment, medical professionals are required to provide them with adequate care. Unfortunately, many doctors make surgical errors while treating patients. According to a recent report, rock star Terry Corso believes that medical malpractice has ruined his chances of having a normal life and is filing a lawsuit against negligent parties.

How to prove fault in a medical malpractice case

Staten Island doctors are expected to adhere to a certain standard while treating patients. If they fail to meet this standard of care and cause injury to a patient, the patient may allege negligence and seek damages under medical malpractice law.

Should you file a medical malpractice suit?

You sought medical care for an injury or an illness, but it seems that the doctor who treated you just made things worse. What should you do? In many cases, it may be in your best interest to file a medical malpractice suit. A number of patients who have been harmed or injured as a result of a medical provider's negligence have filed successful medical malpractice lawsuits and recovered damages from those responsible.

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