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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 »

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

In surveys about which professions people trust the most, medical practitioners always come up near the top. Some people might trust their doctor so much, they would do whatever their doctor recommends. After all, the doctor is the expert, right? Who are you to argue? Medical malpractice law, however, recognizes that patients who rely completely… Read More »

What Is Cephalohematoma? What Complications Can Occur If It Goes Untreated?

Cephalohematoma is a medical condition that can occur in newborn babies, potentially leading to serious complications. When New York doctors violate medical standards of care, causing cephalohematoma or worse, grounds may exist to pursue a malpractice lawsuit. A serious medical condition, cephalohematoma involves localized bleeding between the periosteum (the connective tissue covering a bone) and the skull…. Read More »

When Is A Vacuum Extraction Delivery Subject To A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Accepted medical standards are the touchstone for determining whether medical errors were preventable and constitute medical malpractice. The same is true for the use of a vacuum extractor during delivery. When vacuum extractor injuries occur in Manhattan — and a vacuum extraction delivery (VAD) was performed but violated standard medical practices — medical malpractice grounds… Read More »

What Is The New York Scaffolding Law?

Construction site workers are at tremendous risk for injury — especially workers who regularly walk on scaffolds and use other equipment at heights where falls can be fatal. New York laws offer special protection to construction workers, and a personal injury law firm can represent injury victims or families whose loved ones die in scaffolding… Read More »