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March 8, 2016

Emergency Room Error Leads to Shakeup at Coney Island Hospital

When being admitted to the emergency room, injured and sick patients assume that they can trust the doctors and nurses to stabilize their injuries and illnesses. Unfortunately, emergency room physicians and nurses do not always succeed in effectively stabilizing the conditions of patients. Recently, as reported by the New York Post, a 47-year old woman’s..

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September 3, 2015

How Expert Witness Testimony is Used in a Medical Malpractice Case

The term “expert witnesses” is often used in conjunction with medical malpractice litigation. However, the use of these experts is often misunderstood. Expert witnesses are required to prove the essential elements of a medical malpractice case including liability/responsibility, causation and damages. Expert witnesses also serve to educate the jury regarding complicated medical issues that arise..

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September 1, 2015

How We Decide Whether an Individual Has a Meritorious Medical Malpractice Case

A common misconception regarding medical malpractice cases is that the process of filing a lawsuit is quick. In television we see an act of negligence occur, a lawsuit be filed and a trial be conducted within one hour. Obviously, in real life, the process is different. In other areas of personal injury law, the commencement..

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August 4, 2015

“Lavern’s Law” Could Drastically Change Medical Malpractice Law in New York

A bill currently waiting for a vote in the senate has the ability to completely change the scope of medical malpractice cases in New York. The law is named after Lavern Wilkinson, a 41-year-old Brooklyn mother who died in 2013 from a form of lung cancer that was believed to be curable. Ms. Wilkinson’s passing..

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January 17, 2013

New York City Hospitals: Better Care Not Just About Fewer Malpractice Suits

Towards the end of December 2012, WNYC published an article indicating that New York City hospitals had been effective at reducing medical malpractice claims and settlement costs. According to the article, the number of lawsuits filed against the city’s public hospitals in the prior 10 years had dropped by 28 percent and the dollar amounts..

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