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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
NY Nursing Home COVID Controversy Continues

NY Nursing Home COVID Controversy Continues

| Personal Injury
Largely depending on your perspective, nursing home data recently provided by the New York State Health Department either exonerates these facilities or condemns them. Coronavirus was “a perfect storm” for nursing homes, explained UMass Professor William Miller. “You have extremely vulnerable residents living in a congregate setting being served by people who come in from…Read the article
Do Guardians Really Look Out for Their Wards?

Do Guardians Really Look Out for Their Wards?

| Medical Malpractice
In most states, a guardian may seize total control of a person’s assets if that person is incapacitated. According to one observer, “incapacitate” is so vague that it could mean “anything from being in an absolute coma to not being able to find your car keys.” Essentially, there is a presumption that the guardian is…Read the article
Routine Dental Procedure Kills 3-Year-Old Boy

Routine Dental Procedure Kills 3-Year-Old Boy

| Personal Injury
The child’s heart stopped during a simple tooth extraction procedure. He had no pre-existing conditions and no known anesthesia allergies. According to police, a certified nurse anesthetist put the boy to sleep immediately prior to the procedure. Less than an hour later, the young man’s pulse slowed and cheek swelled. Despite some unspecified medical intervention,…Read the article
Patients Seek Justice Against Predatory Doctor

Patients Seek Justice Against Predatory Doctor

| Civil Rights
Former Long Island doctor Stuart Copperman thought he had avoided legal responsibility for multiple sexual assaults he committed between 1961 and 2000. Now, seventy-seven of his victims hope to have their day in court. Copperman, who now lives in Florida, has not practiced medicine since these allegations came to light in a 2000 disciplinary hearing.…Read the article
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