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Legal Definitions Related to NYC Personal Injury Claims

The process of filing a personal injury claim in New York can be somewhat difficult to follow, especially if you have never filed or have been involved in a personal injury claim before. Moreover, the legal terms associated with personal injury claims can be hard to understand for injury victims and their families.

Brain Injury Awareness Month: medical malpractice can cause TBI

The Brain Injury Association of America, known as BIAA, has declared March 2013 to be Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to BIAA, 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur annually. Because of the complex interconnectedness of the different regions of the brain, even a mild brain injury like a concussion can wreak havoc on a person’s […]

Medical care specialists rarely report medication errors, study finds

Did you know that according to a recent study, patients and their families are not always told when hospitals make medication errors? A medication error is any incorrect administration of medicine. This can include failure to prescribe or administer the correct drug, a mistake in dosage, allergic interactions and other similar matters. When medication errors […]

Possible medical malpractice in famed comedian’s death

On behalf of Daniel C. Minc Family considers wrongful death suit after multiple problems found at clinic The sudden death of Joan Rivers in September shocked the public, but it was later revelations that the death might have been preventable that have led to a great deal anger and confusion for her fans and family. […]

Understanding risks and common injuries of cesarean sections

Knowing about the birth injuries most commonly resulting from c-sections can help parents better understand the risks. Those living in New York who are expecting to give birth soon will possibly choose to undergo a cesarean section or c-section. This is one form of giving birth that is different from vaginal birth, which is the […]

Cerebral palsy and birth injuries: What victims need to know

Cerebral palsy is a disorder that can result from damage to the brain during the birthing process. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a branch of the National Institute of Health (NIH), defines cerebral palsy as a group of neurological disorders that appear in infancy or early childhood and permanently affect body movement […]

Medical malpractice claims from bariatric surgery becoming more common

Bariatric surgeries like gastric bypass are complicated procedures. Unfortunately, a surgeon’s errors or malpractice makes the risk of serious complications or injury much higher. More than 100,000 bariatric surgeries are performed each year. The majority of bariatric patients will come through surgery just fine, experiencing only normal complications and adverse effects like pain, fatigue, nausea […]

Potentially fatal fungal infections plague hospitals around New York

Fungal infections are spreading through hospitals across New York at an alarming rate. A particularly nasty strain of fungal infection has been spreading across hospitals throughout New York and New Jersey, sickening patients and frustrating public health authorities. Infections of Candida Auris, a common fungus, first appeared in Japan back in 2009, and traveled to […]

What are the types of medication errors?

The medical community recognizes nine distinct classifications for errors involving medication and ranks them in order from least to most harmful to patients. At any given time, a person in New York might require a prescription or even over-the-counter medication. In some situations, more than one drug may be needed and may even include a […]

Compensation available for victims of retained surgical objects

Victims of retained surgical objects are generally eligible to recover compensation for their injuries in a medical malpractice lawsuit. A recent study from the American College of Surgeons highlighted the problem of retained surgical objects in hospitals across the nation. Also known as left-behind items, retained surgical objects occur when a surgical item is left […]