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Manhattan Doctor Sentenced in Fentanyl Bribery Case

Manhattan Doctor Sentenced in Fentanyl Bribery Case

| Opioid Crisis
A local court sentenced 51-year-old Dr. Jeffrey Goldstein, of New Rochelle, to five-and-half years in prison. Goldstein had previously pleaded guilty to charges that he accepted kickbacks and bribes to prescribe Fentanyl to his patients. According to court documents, Insys paid Goldstein about $200,000 to stop prescribing a competitor’s product and start prescribing Insys’ Fentanyl.…Read the article
Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

Coronavirus Triggers Spike in Nursing Home Vacancy Rates

| Personal Injury
New York nursing home patients are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations in droves. But the coronavirus-induced nursing home crisis might be entering a new phase. New York’s vacancy rate is three times higher now that it was before the pandemic. Many nursing home residents died during the height of the pandemic, and “building that population back is…Read the article
The Truth About Nursing Home COVID -19 Deaths

The Truth About Nursing Home COVID -19 Deaths

| Personal Injury
Governor Andrew Cuomo immediately disputed a NY Attorney General report which claims the state intentionally undercounted coronavirus nursing home deaths by 50 percent. All states separately report nursing home coronavirus deaths. But New York is one of the only states in the country which only includes people who die from coronavirus inside nursing homes. The…Read the article
What is Medical Malpractice? Our Answer

What is Medical Malpractice? Our Answer

| Medical Malpractice
What is Medical Malpractice? Professional malpractice is essentially professional negligence. Since patients depend on doctors for all their healthcare needs, physicians have a fiduciary duty toward their patients. Doctors must set aside all other priorities, especially making money, and only do what is best for their patients. In order to make money, many doctors are…Read the article
Worker Safety in the Coronavirus Age

Worker Safety in the Coronavirus Age

| Coronavirus
Mostly because of the COVID-19 pandemic, worker safety has consistently been in the news during 2020. For example, in late August, the United Federation of Teachers almost went on strike over coronavirus health concerns. Coronavirus is just the latest in a string of deadly occupational diseases which often affect area workers. Other issues which are…Read the article
Criminal Charges Filed in Coronavirus Nursing Home Outbreak

Criminal Charges Filed in Coronavirus Nursing Home Outbreak

| Coronavirus
Largely as a result of poor decisions and chronic understaffing, two workers at a Massachusetts soldiers’ home might spend the next thirteen years in prison because of criminal charges. A grand jury indicted Bennett Walsh and Dr. David Clinton, two members of Holyoke Soldiers’ Home’s leadership team nursing home, on multiple charges. According to prosecutors,…Read the article
Hoverboard Dentist Gets Twelve Years in Prison

Hoverboard Dentist Gets Twelve Years in Prison

| Medical Malpractice
Earlier this year, Alaska dentist Dr. Seth Lookhart was convicted on multiple counts of fraud and other wrongdoing, including extracting a tooth while he rode a Hoverboard. In September 2020, he was sentenced to twelve years in prison. In 2017, prosecutors charged Lookhart with over a dozen infractions, including the aforementioned Hoverboard extraction. Lookhart jokingly…Read the article
Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

Virtual Healthcare: Your Health and Safety

| medical
In the spring and summer of 2020, virtual healthcare visits increased over 4,000 percent, mostly due to the coronavirus outbreak. The number of healthcare facilities offering such services also increased significantly, mostly due to supply and demand. Previously, many facilities hesitated to offer such services, typically because of high implementation costs. Virtual healthcare contacts do…Read the article
Top 3 Most Diagnosed Primary Care Physician Claims

Top 3 Most Diagnosed Primary Care Physician Claims

| Personal Injury
Almost all Primary Care Physicians claim that they listen closely to their patients when they discuss their symptoms. Yet in these circumstances, most doctors only tune in for about eleven seconds. That brief interaction, along with some physician’s “I already know what’s wrong with you” attitude, often sets the stage for medical negligence. Doctors hear…Read the article
Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

Is Camping Safe in the Coronavirus Era?

| Personal Injury
In a nutshell, the great outdoors (such as camping) are still pretty great, even during coronavirus pandemic, as long as you follow basic safe guidelines. A group of public health physicians rated outdoor camping as a relatively-low 3 on a 10-point risk scale. For comparison, they rated a gym as an 8 and a round…Read the article