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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice in New York: What is Informed Consent?

As a patient, you have a basic legal right to make decisions regarding your own medical care. Under the theory of informed consent—which emphasizes the importance of patient autonomy—medical providers have a responsibility to ensure that you understand the nature and risks of a proposed type of treatment. Lack of informed consent could give rise...

How Common is Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that arises when a health care provider fails to abide by the appropriate standard of care, thereby causing harm to a patient. Unfortunately, medical malpractice is far more common than many people realize. New York leads the nation in medical malpractice payouts—however, the majority of affected patients...

New York Medical Malpractice: What is a Birth Injury?

Parents have the fair and reasonable expectation that obstetricians (OB/GYNs), nurses, and other medical professionals will do all they can to ensure that birth is as safe as possible. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, infants are harmed as a result of the negligence of medical providers or healthcare professionals. Through a birth injury claim,...

Brain Injury Claims and Future Medical Care: What You Need to Know

Recovering from a brain injury can be a long, difficult process. The adverse effects could even be permanent. An important part of any personal injury claim is ensuring that future medical costs and necessary rehabilitative treatment are properly considered.  You should never agree to settle a serious injury claim without a comprehensive treatment plan that...

Can I Sue a Dentist for Medical Malpractice in New York?

Yes. Dentists and dental hygienists owe a duty of care to their patients. If they cause harm by providing substandard professional care, then they can be held liable for the resulting damages through a malpractice claim. Unfortunately, dental malpractice is a serious issue. According to statistics from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), dental malpractice...

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