What to Do if You are Injured on the Job

Injuries on the job happen, whether you work in a hazardous industry like construction or even in a comfortable high-rise office. When you are hurt on the job, medical bills and lost wages can place a financial strain on you and your family. By following the appropriate steps after an injury, you can protect your Read More

Don’t Rely on Nursing Home Quality Scores

When you are trying to choose a nursing home for a family member or friend, you want to do your research to make sure you are selecting a safe environment. One way to compare the service provided by different nursing homes is to look at their New York State inspection reports, and the quality score Read More

Study Results Raise Questions About Vertebroplasty For Patients With Osteoporotic Spinal Compression Fractures; Is it Malpractice?

Have You Had Surgery Using Spinal Cement? Each year, as many as 250,000 people in the United States suffer vertebral fractures, which are small breaks or cracks in the bones of the spine. Even minor falls, missteps, bumps into countertops or other hard surfaces, and other every day accidents can cause these types of painful Read More

Three Strikes Rule and License Suspension

What happens to doctors who commit medical malpractice over and over again? Can they keep their licenses? Is there any oversight of doctors who are sued multiple times? The answers to these questions vary greatly depending on the state in which a physician is licensed. All states have licensing boards that are required to take Read More

False Imprisonment

False imprisonment is defined as the unlawful restraint of a person that affects that person’s freedom of movement. False imprisonment can occur when a person is physically restrained, chemically restrained, or psychologically restrained. Moreover, the person restrained does not have to attempt to escape the restraint in order to state a claim for false imprisonment. Read More

Hospital Liability for Defective Medical Equipment

When a hospital provides medical equipment for a patient’s use, it can be held liable if the device malfunctions and causes injuries to a patient. Hospitals can be held liable for medical equipment failure under various theories. For example, hospitals can be liable in negligence or medical malpractice if they fail to maintain medical equipment Read More

Arbitration

In the world of commercial business, arbitration is a frequently used procedure for the settlement of disputes. The parties submit to one or more persons selected either by themselves, by a neutral body, or by statute, and the arbitrators investigate the issues in order to make a final and binding decision. Arbitration is used in Read More

Laser Eye Correction Risks

Laser eye correction was once dubbed the new “miracle” eye surgery, promising a painless vision correction surgery. Now there are thousands of lawsuits filed each year for medical malpractice claims regarding laser eye procedures. However, laser eye correction is still the most common surgical procedure in the United States, with over one million procedures performed Read More

Who is Liable for a Heart Disease Fatality?

Heart disease includes a wide range of conditions, including coronary artery disease, infections, congenital heart disorders an arrhythmias. While the details of heart disease can differ between individuals, each type of disease has a similar outlook if left untreated: death. For this reason, doctors are supposed to be diligent about detecting potential heart problems in Read More

What to Do with a Cancer Diagnosis

A cancer diagnosis is difficult to contend with, whether the diagnosis pertains to you or a loved one. At this point, it is important to do everything you can to battle the disease and stand up for your rights. Your chances for survival depend on a combination of an accurate diagnosis as well as the right treatment Read More

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