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Elements of Medical Negligence in Medical Malpractice Cases

Understanding the elements of a medical malpractice case under New York law is crucial when you or a loved one suffers from medical negligence. New York has specific requirements and legal nuances that must be carefully considered, so consulting with an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney is highly advisable. What Are the Elements of Medical Malpractice? Understanding the...

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Long Island Failure to Diagnose Cancer Settlements

A cancer diagnosis will change the course of your life. However, in recent years, medical advancements have enabled doctors to more effectively treat many types of cancer. These treatments can not only extend the duration and increase the quality of a patient’s life but, in some cases, can eliminate cancer from the body altogether. However, effective cancer treatment requires...

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Can You Sue A Doctor For Misdiagnosis In NY?

A medical misdiagnosis makes a difficult situation even worse. When you’re already sick or injured and your doctor fails to identify the cause or prescribes the wrong treatment plan, you can suffer irreparable damage. Medical misdiagnosis can even be fatal. In fact, medical mistakes kill more than 250,000 Americans every year. The numbers are staggering. One recent study indicated...

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What Is the Average Medical Malpractice Settlement in New York?

Healthcare providers and hospitals maintain a duty to safeguard the health and safety of their patients. There is no singular definition of the “standard of care,” as each case varies depending upon the unique characteristics of the patient’s medical situation. Healthcare providers who fail to meet the applicable standard of care might be liable under New York’s medical malpractice...

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Can You Sue a Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

New York medical malpractice claims can be complicated and require an understanding of complex procedural, evidentiary, and substantive negligence laws. The complexity of these lawsuits creates confusion, misunderstanding, and false assumptions about New York medical malpractice claims.   Those who suffer injuries because of a medical provider’s negligence should consult an experienced New York medical malpractice attorney to discuss how...

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How to Prove Misdiagnosis in New York

Unfortunately, some patients leave a doctor’s office worse off due to a misdiagnosis. Studies show that medical errors, such as misdiagnosis, may be one of the leading causes of death in the United States.  If your doctor made an error in treatment or judgment, you might wonder how to prove misdiagnosis in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Below, the skilled...

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Rights As a Hospital Patient in New York

In many cases, the knowledge gap between patients and doctors is quite large. This can lead to patients placing an inordinate amount of trust in their healthcare providers—potentially to their own detriment. As a New York hospital patient, you have certain rights related to the medical care you receive from a hospital. Understanding these rights is critical to ensuring...

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What Is the Statute of Limitations for Medical Malpractice?

The medical malpractice statute of limitations is codified by statute in both the New York and Florida civil codes. These statutes set a deadline by which you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you miss the deadline without filing a lawsuit or finalizing a private settlement, you will be unable to recover for your injuries.  Of course, you...

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