$I Billion for Injured New Yorkers
  • $30.1 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $15 Million Manhattan - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $3 Million Queens - Wrongful Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Bronx - Birth Injury Accident
  • $30.1 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $15 Million Manhattan - Medical Malpractice Case
  • $3 Million Queens - Wrongful Death Case
  • $5.5 Million Bronx - Birth Injury Accident
  • $7.75 Million NYC - Medical Malpractice Case
Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP - New York Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Experienced & Trusted Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Call today for a Free Consultation
1-866-516-5887
Header

New York City Medical Malpractice Law Blog

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

According to a Harvard University study, every year, about 95,000 people in the United States are killed by medical malpractice in hospitals. Another 400,000 are victims of medical errors and medical negligence. According to a US government report, it is estimated that about 10% of physicians require discipline that range from supervision to loss of license. However, disciplinary action is taken against only six-tenths of 1%.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the third leading cause of death in the United States is medical negligence. It falls right behind heart disease and cancer. In 2012, the cost of medical malpractice payouts was more than $3 billion, which was an average of 1 payout every 43 minutes. About 65,000 to 200,000 deaths are caused each year by medical accidents. According to hospital records, 25,000 to 120,000 deaths are a result of medical malpractice or negligence every year.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Friday, April 15, 2016.

Medical malpractice is one of the most serious problems in the United States, falling behind only cancer and heart disease as the number one cause of death in the country. According to a Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) article, there are as many as 225,000 deaths caused by medical malpractice every year. These can be divided into different subcategories:

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

According to a 2014 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2012, there were over 29 million, 9.3%, people in the United States with diabetes; 1 in 4 does not know that they have the condition. Of the 29+ million, 21.0 million were diagnosed while 8.1 million were undiagnosed. 1.7 million people over the age of 20 were newly diagnosed with diabetes (this was in 2012).

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 09, 2016.

The most common surgical procedure in hospitals in the United States is caesarean sections. The national c-section rate was 32.9% in 2009 and in 2014, it was 32.2%. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, there are significant improvements as the c-section rate tops 10%, but there is no evidence that there will be a continual improvement in health care quality once the rate in a country exceeds 15%.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 09, 2016.

Every year, approximately 440,000 people in the United States are killed every year as a result of hospital, physician, and nurse errors. According to Diederich Healthcare's 2013 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis, $3.6 billion was spent in medical malpractice payouts. This accounted for 12,142 total malpractice payouts, which is one every 43 minutes.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 09, 2016.

In the last few decades, the number of ectopic pregnancies has seen a dramatic increase. According to a 2002 Obstetrics and Gynecology-published study, approximately 40% of pregnancies that are diagnosed as ectopic are later shown to be normal intrauterine pregnancies. In 2014, there were 14 pregnancy-related lawsuits filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Saturday, April 09, 2016.

According to a recent study, approximately 440,000 people in the United States die as a result of medical negligence every year. For decades, it was estimated by the federal government that about 98,000 people were killed as a result of preventable medical errors each year. As you can see, in reality, the numbers are staggeringly much higher. In 2014, the total payout amount for medical malpractice claims was almost $4 billion.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Wednesday, April 06, 2016.

Every year, millions of medical errors occur across the United States. There has been a significant increase in the number of people getting treatment for medication errors in recent years - an increase of more than 50%. As per the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, over 1.5 million people across the country became injured or ill due to the side effects of medication or because they were prescribed or took the wrong dose or type of medication in 2008.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medical Malpractice on Monday, April 04, 2016.

According to the Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, there were more than 455,000 cases of pressure sores among hospital patients in 2003. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2004, 159,000 nursing home residents in the United States suffered from pressure sores.

Page 13 of 44

LEARN ABOUT MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES IN NYC

LISTEN TO OUR CLIENTS

CASE OF THE MONTH

$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. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc 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.

MED MAL BLOG

RMFW ON TWITTER

EXPERIENCED & TRUSTED MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAWYERS

  • Top Lawyers 2016
  • Litigator Awards
  • Verdicts and Settlement Hall of Fame
  • BBB Accredited Business | A+
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb | Top Attorney Medical Malpractice
  • Rated By Super Lawyers | Daniel C. Minc | 5 years
Call 1-866-516-5887 or email us to set up your free, confidential consultation.
Our experience can make a difference for you.

Office Locations - Call today to schedule a consultation 1-866-516-5887

16 Court Street
|
Brooklyn, NY 11241|

Brooklyn Law Office

3101 Broadway
|
Astoria, NY 11106|

Astoria Law Office

8900 Sutphin Blvd
Suite 501
|
Queens, NY 11435|

Queens Law Office

9201 4th Ave
|
Brooklyn, NY 11209|

Brooklyn Law Office

Firm News

Robert H. Wolff Named President
Firm Attorney, Robert H. Wolff is now the president of the New York City Bronx County Bar Association
About This Attorney