Category: Medical Malpractice - page 3

July 10, 2017

The Real Dangers of Insurance Companies Denying Medical Treatment for Immunodeficient Patients

The Real Dangers of Insurance Companies Denying Medical Treatment for Immunodeficient Patients

Health insurance is a business. Often times, their decisions are driven by loopholes, finances and bureaucracy. In a recent article, CNN reports about the effects that health insurance denials have on a class of patients suffering from immunodeficiency. These patients require this treatment to enable them to lead normal lives. According to the CNN Article,..

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June 14, 2017

Please Support Lavern’s Law to Aid Victims of New York’s Unjust Medical Malpractice Laws

Please Support Lavern's Law to Aid Victims of New York's Unjust Medical Malpractice Laws

In New York, a victim of medical malpractice may be precluded from suing a negligent doctor because the Statute of Limitations has expired before they even knew that medical malpractice was committed. This unjust reality is the subject of Lavern’s Law which would allow victims of medical malpractice the right to sue within a certain..

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May 5, 2017

Do Simultaneous Surgeries Increase the Risk of Medical Malpractice?

Do Simultaneous Surgeries Increase the Risk of Medical Malpractice?

Simultaneous or concurrent surgeries are an accepted, if not widely-known, practice among many hospitals and medical providers. As reported by CBS New York, this practice is a profit-driven practice wherein a surgeon has multiple operations occurring at the same facility at the same time. The surgeon does the important parts of the multiple procedures while..

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April 25, 2017

Top 3 Causes of Premature Death in New York City

Top 3 Causes of Premature Death in New York City

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Of course, death is a natural part of the circle of life. It is when death comes prematurely that people often seek the counsel and assistance of an attorney. Not all deaths will form the subject of..

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April 5, 2017

A Patient’s Guide to Lung Cancer and Failure to Diagnose

A Patient's Guide to Lung Cancer and Failure to Diagnose

Lung cancer is among the deadliest form of cancer in the United States today, causing 150,000 deaths in 2012 alone. CNN has released a simple guide entitled Lung Cancer by the Numbers to help people understand the types of lung cancer, the symptoms and the potential treatment options. Due to the high fatality rate associated..

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March 10, 2017

5 Most Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Medical Malpractice Litigation

5 Most Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Medical Malpractice Litigation

Not all birth injuries are the result of medical negligence or medical malpractice. Some brain injuries can still occur, even in the most competent and careful medical hands. However, medical professionals do make mistakes that can lead to severe injury, and sometimes even death of an infant. When this happens, it is important to consult..

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March 2, 2017

Five Common Signs That You May Have Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Five Common Signs That You May Have Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are among the most complex types of personal injury lawsuits. Often, it is not clear if you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice. There are very few absolutes in the field of medicine and a good outcome is rarely guaranteed. However, patterns tend to emerge and there..

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February 27, 2017

Medical Malpractice or Not? Bill Paxton Dies from Complications Due to Heart Surgery

Medical Malpractice or Not?  Bill Paxton Dies from Complications Due to Heart Surgery

Famous actor, Bill Paxton, passed away due to complications from heart surgery over the weekend. According to various news reports, including NewsMax Health, the 61-year old movie and television star had a fatal stroke following the heart procedure. Heart procedures carry a very small percentage of risk as related to the possibility of a stroke…

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January 24, 2017

Erin Andrews’ Story Affirms Importance of Proper Physicals and Early Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer

Erin Andrews' Story Affirms Importance of Proper Physicals and Early Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer

Cervical Cancer has been in the news of late given the recent article in the journal Cancer documenting that cervical cancer has a higher death rate than experts previously believed. Today, another story about cervical cancer garnered media attention when it was revealed that Erin Andrews, a well-known sports reporter for Fox Sports, overcame a..

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January 23, 2017

Recent Study Shows that Cervical Cancer Has a Higher Death Rate than Experts Previously Thought

Recent Study Shows that Cervical Cancer Has a Higher Death Rate than Experts Previously Thought

Cervical cancer is a highly preventable form of cancer in the United States due to the availability of screening tests and a vaccine to prevent human papilloma virus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer. Unfortunately, a recent study shows that woman are dying from cervical cancer at a much higher rate than previously thought…

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