Monthly Archives: December, 2013

Patients’ needs may not dictate how pediatric care is given

For parents, there is little scarier than when their child is sick or injured. The need for instant care is crucial in many cases, and parents expect that doctors will give the young patients the best care that they can. However, the cases in which one child is given[...]

Tourist sues city after losing leg in taxi accident

Our readers in New York might remember a pedestrian accident from this past summer that garnered a lot of attention. A British tourist who was visiting Rockefeller Center was hit by a taxi that jumped a curb and plowed into her. New Yorkers sprung into action to help her.[...]

Medical malpractice errors one of the top killers in the U.S.

If asked to identify the top causes of death in the U.S., few people would think to include medical negligence. Nevertheless, research shows that incidents of medical malpractice account for tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. each year. According to a study by the Institute of Medicine,[...]

Uninsured motorists can lead to financial black holes

When a person in New York is injured in a car accident as the result of someone else’s negligence, it is often appropriate and necessary to sue the at-fault driver for damages. Depending on that driver’s insurance coverage, this can be problematic. Many people do not carry required car[...]

Family wins med mal case against hospital for baby’s untreated jaundice

A mother’s instincts can sometimes be more accurate than a medical provider’s diagnosis. After a New York woman gave birth to her son six years ago, she says that she was was quickly rushed out of the hospital. The woman expressed concern to the medical staff at the hospital[...]

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