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What are the Common Types of Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor or any other healthcare professional breaches their duty of care to a patient and that breach results in injury or death. Fortunately, these cases happen on fairly rare occasions; but when they do occur, they can have devastating consequences. Like many others, you may wonder what type of treatments might be the cause for medical malpractice.

Basic Requirements for a Medical Malpractice Claim

In 2012, the total medical malpractice payout throughout the US was 12,142, amounting to one claim every 43 minutes. New York ranked number one in the top five states for medical malpractice payouts with an astounding $763,088,250. The medical negligence problem in New York is alarming and is one of the states in the nation where medical malpractice filings remained nearly level.

Proving Malpractice in Medical Services: The Why’s and How’s

If a patient in the state of New York suffers physical, mental, and emotional loss as a result of medical treatments, then he or she has a legal right to file a medical malpractice case against the hospital, the primary doctor or doctors, or against both the medical facility and the doctor.

Seeking Help from Medical Malpractice Attorneys in Prescription Drug Malpractice

Medical malpractice on the part of health care providers often happens due to various reasons. Of all the medical malpractices prescription drug malpractice is more common. Damage due to prescription drug errors can range from curable health issues to death. Many individuals are often victim of prescription drug malpractice.

Organ Punction or Performation

New York Organ Punction or Performation Malpractice  Causes of organ perforation When an organ’s wall gets completely penetrated during surgery, it is characterized as an organ perforation. Perforations are commonly the result of medical negligence and surgical errors, and may sometimes involve an equipment malfunction too. Other complications and pathological conditions in the body, diseases, […]

Providing Daily Transcripts to Your Expert Witness

Does your lawyer have to give daily transcripts of the trial to your medical expert witness? During trial why would a lawyer obtain the daily transcripts to give to the medical expert for the purpose of testifying in a medical malpractice case or accident case?

Can a Judge Dismiss a Case after Hearing the Opening Remarks

You have filed a medical malpractice case in New York and your lawyer has just finished making his opening remarks at the beginning of trial. The judge after hearing the opening remarks says he is dismissing your case. Can the judge dismiss your case based on the opening remarks of you lawyer, even before the defense lawyer has had a chance to make his opening remarks?