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Judge Rules Immunity Doesn’t Apply in New York Nursing Home

Judge Rules Immunity Doesn’t Apply in New York Nursing Home

| Medical Malpractice
Earlier this month, Erie County Supreme Court Justice Jeanette Ogden rejected a nursing home’s movement to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the estate of a woman who died in care during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The nursing home’s lawyers argued that the nursing home was immune from litigation under an immunity law…Read the article
What is Erb’s Palsy and How Is It Caused?

What is Erb’s Palsy and How Is It Caused?

| Personal Injury
Newborns are incredibly vulnerable individuals. Many newborn babies don’t weigh much more than a two-liter bottle of soda. Excessive force on a baby’s arm or head usually causes Erb’s palsy, which affects the brachial plexus nerve bundle under the arms. Usually, this excessive force occurs during difficult deliveries, as outlined below. Like many other palsies…Read the article
When is a Drug Considered Defective?

When is a Drug Considered Defective?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Some people believe that a drug is defective if the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recalls it. Between 2017 and 2019, the FDA recalled about seventy drugs a year. However, mostly for the reasons outlined below, the FDA only recalls drugs in extreme circumstances. Furthermore, by the time things reach that point, many people have…Read the article
5 Notable Examples of Medical Malpractice

5 Notable Examples of Medical Malpractice

| Medical Malpractice
In order to prevent medical malpractice, it is important for patients and their families to understand examples of medical malpractice. When you know how to spot malpractice, you’re more likely to advocate for yourself or your family. What is Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice is a breach of an accepted standard of care that results in…Read the article
5 Most Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

5 Most Common Kinds of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is a serious issue, and one that can result in significant harm to patients. Every year, medical malpractice lawsuits are filed against doctors, hospitals, and other healthcare providers. A study done in 2016 showed that there are over 250,000 deaths due to medical malpractice every year.  If you or a loved one is…Read the article
How an Expert Witness Can Help Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

How an Expert Witness Can Help Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
The Role of an Expert Witness in a Medical Malpractice Case The job of an expert witness in a medical malpractice lawsuit is to give their professional opinion about whether or not the defendant, or doctor, violated the standard of care, which caused the plaintiff’s injury. An expert witness is often consulted by lawyers on…Read the article
Who Can Be Held Liable for Defective Medication?

Who Can Be Held Liable for Defective Medication?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Millions of people in America take medication every day to treat different types of illnesses. While most pharmaceutical drugs are safe, there is always the chance of defective medication making its way to the market. If you have suffered an injury or illness after taking defective medication, you can claim compensation for an injury through…Read the article
8 Common Reasons to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

8 Common Reasons to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

| Medical Malpractice
Like all people, doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers occasionally make mistakes. Sadly, these malpractices often lead to their patients experiencing pain, injury or even death. According to studies, injuries caused by medical malpractices are the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer. For a medical mistake to be considered malpractice, the…Read the article
The Five Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

The Five Most Common Types of Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

| Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice is more than a poor result or an unintentional mistake. Instead, medical negligence is a lack of care. Doctors have one of the highest duties of care in New York law. In the words of one legal scholar, their fiduciary duty requires them “to always put the well-being of their patients first and…Read the article
Lights, Camera, Action in the Operating Room

Lights, Camera, Action in the Operating Room

| Medical Malpractice
Although the proposal has been pending for several years, the fight over AB 863, which would allow patients to record surgical procedures, is just now heating up. Could this progressive proposal spread to other progressive states, like New York? South Korean lawmakers recently passed one of the world’s first laws allowing surveillance cameras in operating…Read the article