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NY Doctor Cries Foul Over New Billing Rules

NY Doctor Cries Foul Over New Billing Rules

| Personal Injury
In June 2022, a New York judge will rule on a physician’s claims that the federal No Surprises Act denies doctors “the right to bill their patients for the reasonable value of the services they have rendered.” Physician groups have also tried to stop the No Surprises Act in court, claiming that the dispute resolution…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
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
Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

| Medical Malpractice
Before she had stomach surgery at an Arizona hospital, Janine specifically told doctors she did not want a pelvic exam. They gave her one anyway. And, this was not an isolated incident. Only a few states in the Union require pelvic exam informed consent. In most cases, doctors or even medical students may perform such…Read the article
Hip Recalls and Procedural Risks

Hip Recalls and Procedural Risks

| Commercial Litigation & Class Actions
A hip replacement is done to correct a problem with the bones and joint of the hip-part of the bone and joint is removed and is replaced with a synthetic hip joint that is usually constructed of metal, ceramic and very hard plastic. This artificial joint replacement is done to try and reduce pain and…Read the article
Harsh Spotlight Falls On Surgical Centers

Harsh Spotlight Falls On Surgical Centers

| Medical Malpractice
Hundreds of thousands of people go to surgical centers instead of hospitals for routine procedures, complex surgeries, and everything in between. These places are very convenient, but are they safe? Not according to a recent survey. Since 2013, over 250 people have died following operations at one of the nation’s 5,000-plus surgical centers. Some of…Read the article
Study: Medical Malpractice 3rd Leading Cause of Death

Study: Medical Malpractice 3rd Leading Cause of Death

| Medical Malpractice
Many may think that nightmare stories of medical negligence leading to serious physical injury and even death are rare exceptions. However, a 2016 study by patient-safety researchers shed some light on the impact medical malpractice truly has on the Country. The study, led by a professor of surgery at John Hopkins University School of Medicine,…Read the article