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Can You Sue a Dentist for a Bad Root Canal?

Root canals are common procedures performed in dentists’ offices or at practices specializing in endodontics. Every case presents its own set of challenges, however, and errors do occur. If one of those errors causes a serious dental nerve injury during a root canal, you may be able to sue the dentist or specialist. What is… Read More »

Can You Sue a Nursing Home for a Fall?

In the 1990s, a popular advertising campaign aired on televisions throughout the United States. It depicted an elderly woman shouting, “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” This campaign was memorable for all the wrong reasons, and worse, the response it received seemed to make light of the very serious issue of elderly falls…. Read More »

Can You Sue a Doctor or Hospital for Diagnosis Errors?

Delayed diagnosis, misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose and treat are all aspects of diagnosis error, which constitutes medical malpractice. If a serious injury or death resulted from a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis, the surviving family members may be able to sue the medical professionals responsible, including — Physicians Specialists Hospitals Private practices Is… Read More »

Can You Sue a Dentist for TMJ?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a hinge joint between the lower jaw and skull with a small disc between the bones. It facilitates opening and closing the mouth and moving the jaw from side to side. The TMJ is a very important joint, as it allows a person to eat, drink and talk. An injury… Read More »

Can You Sue a Nursing Home for Failing to Prevent Bedsores?

Nursing homes have a duty to ensure that elderly residents receive the necessary care and services to attain or maintain the highest practicable physical, mental and psychosocial well-being. When nursing homes violate that duty by failing to provide the quality of care that is required, the facility may be held liable for the negligent acts… Read More »

Can You Sue a Doctor or Pharmacy for Prescribing the Wrong Medication?

We’ve all heard the phrase, “the cure is worse than the disease.” The speaker is usually speaking figuratively about the difficult road to recovery after an illness or trauma, but in cases of medication error, this expression could be entirely accurate. Medication error occurs when a medical professional or pharmacy: Administers the wrong medication Administers… Read More »

Can You Sue a Dentist for Nerve Damage?

If you have gone through a dental procedure that involved extractions, implants, or root canals and are suffering lasting numbness, paralysis, loss of sensation,loss of taste or diminished function, you may be able to sue for dental malpractice. Any alteration to feeling, sensation, taste or function in your mouth in the weeks and months following… Read More »

Can Birth Injury Cause Autism?

The mystery of what causes children to be born with autism — a developmental disorder that is sharply on the rise across the United States — has gained increasing attention in the medical community in recent years. From the standpoint of a birth injury attorney in New York City, one of the most significant developments… Read More »

Unsafe Elevators and Other Urban Nightmares

Having an elevator phobia is inconvenient in a city like New York — unless you do not break a sweat climbing 18 flights of stairs. Like fears about flying in an airplane, this one seems irrational — unless you watched news reports about Suzanne Harts, the advertising executive who was killed in an elevator accident… Read More »

New York Sidewalks and Other Slip and Fall Dangers

Unlike sprawling modern cities like Los Angeles or Dallas, the five boroughs of New York City do not take up that much geographic space. However, the city has 12,750 miles of sidewalk — more than enough to extend from Broadway to the Pacific Ocean and back, twice. The Department of Transportation makes repairs to about… Read More »