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February 2015 Archives

Country's largest concierge medicine practice loses lawsuit

New York residents who are members of or are interested in concierge medicine practices may be interested to know that a recent case might result in a change in how those practices do business. On Feb. 10, a jury awarded $8.5 million to the widower of a woman who was not properly diagnosed by a doctor in a concierge medicine practice. The incident occurred in Florida in 2008. The woman's circulatory problems were not diagnosed by the doctor or his staff. As a result, her leg was amputated.

How doctors make COPD diagnoses

New York residents whose doctors have recommended testing for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may have questions about what kinds of tests they will perform and how their doctor will arrive at their diagnosis. COPD is a serious disease that can escalate quickly without treatment, so a timely diagnosis is necessary.

Importance of Presenting the Proper Standard of Care in a Medical Malpractice Case

In a medical malpractice case, the doctor is often asked the question, whether he knows what is the expected standard of care in treating the particular medical issue.

Does the Victim Receive the Full Amount Awarded by the Jury

Why is it that when an injured victim winds up winning a large verdict, which creates virtual ink in the online media and perhaps some real ink in the printed media, yet you never receive any news about what happens months or even years later, when that injured victim receives the actual final check.

Should You Accept a Settlement for Your Medical Malpractice Case

A person has suffered significant injury because of carelessness of a doctor, and has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit to claim damages. Now, close to the trial date, the defense makes a settlement offer. The lawyer informs his client about the offer, tells him the amount, and recommends that the accept it. The client is very disappointed by the offer, and in fact asks his lawyer, whose side he was representing.

A Medical Malpractice Case Involving a Delay in Diagnosis

A patient claims that the doctor failed to diagnose his fracture, and he wants to know whether he has a valid basis for filing a medical malpractice case against the doctor.

In New York You cannot Question the Defense's Medical Experts during a Deposition

In your medical malpractice case, can you question the medical experts of the defense during a pre-trial testimony in New York?

Is it a Gamble to Refuse a Startling Settlement Offer

You have just been offered $1 million for your medical malpractice case, and you decide to reject it. Is this a gamble? Are you making a profound mistake?

What is a Missing Witness Charge in a Medical Malpractice Case

It is not uncommon for the defense to have a witness, a critical witness that they have not brought in. For instance, in a medical malpractice case, the defense had hired a doctor to examine the injured victim. This is called an independent medical examination.

There is No Point in Fighting a Lawsuit against a Defendant who is Found to be Innocent during a Deposition

A patient is seriously injured during surgery, and the appointed attorney brings a medical malpractice lawsuit against a number of different doctors. However, he lets off one doctor, the anesthesiologist, during the course of the lawsuit.

Two Strategies Used by the Defense in Medical Malpractice Cases

You have been injured because of the negligence or carelessness of your doctor and you have filed a medical malpractice case to seek compensation for the harm and injury done to you. Filing a medical malpractice case is not easy, since you need a medical specialist to review your case and give his or her approval for the validity of your case. Once that is done, your case is filed; however, the defense will employ two very strong strategies that can even have your case dismissed.

New York might scrap doctor malpractice information website

Threatening public access to physician credentials and malpractice records, the current budget proposal from Gov. Andrew Cuomo cuts funding for the New York State Physician Profile website. Originally created by legislation in 2000 and run by the Health Department, the online database allows free access to information about doctors in the state. Details like hospital affiliations, background information, professional misconduct, and legal malpractice actions are available at the website.

The impact of health care secrets on patients

Patients in New York want to believe in their doctor, but even the best health care professionals are still normal people. Hospitals are in the business of healing the sick and injured, but at the end of the day they are still businesses. While neither doctors nor health care administrators will want to admit it, there are a few secrets about the health care industry that can have major impacts on patients' treatments.

Your Credibility is Extremely Important in a Medical Malpractice Case

Your credibility is a key component of your entire medical malpractice case. Remember, you are claiming that you have suffered significant injuries because of somebody else's negligence or carelessness. You are claiming that your injuries and harms were caused by somebody's negligence. Now, you are asking the jury to believe that what you are saying is true.

Is a Juror Automatically Disqualified if they have Suffered a Similar Injury as the Plaintiff

During a jury selection in a medical malpractice case one of the jurors asks to speak outside and tells us that they have some familiarity with the type of injury of the case we are bringing now. Does this automatically disqualify that particular juror?

Emergency Room Doctors are Obligated to Ensure Patients are not Afflicted with Secondary Injuries

New York medical malpractice attorney explains how an ER doctor accidentally tied off a nerve when treating a laceration on an arm to save a patient causing him permanent injury.

Fighting A Medical Malpractice Legal Battle? Stay Away From Social Media!

Social media is becoming more and more popular. The many social media platforms available, including Facebook, twitter, Instagram, and others make sharing of information easy and quick.

Can You File a Medical Malpractice Case if You go Blind after Cataract Surgery

The patient had a slight cataract and the doctor reassured her that everything would be fine after the cataract surgery. However, the patient came out blind after the cataract surgery. Does this woman have a medical malpractice case?

Resident, Fellow, and Attending Doctors

When you are being treated in a hospital, you will find there are many doctors with various titles. There are mainly residents, fellows, and attending doctors, and it is important for you to know, whom they are, and who is treating you. If you ever need to file a medical malpractice case, having this knowledge can be helpful.

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$7,750,000 Recovery Due to Negligent Care in NYC Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Our client, a 5 year-old patient receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc,Falkoff & Wolf. Daniel Minc, representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts said "it was great day for the family".

The case involved negligent care on the part of the hospital pediatric intensive care unit for failing to observe bleeding from a simple biopsy wound which caused Neurological damage.

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$25 million verdict against New York Methodist Hospital
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