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August 2017 Archives

Medical malpractice: Man awarded $3.2 million after wife's death

When accidents occur in New York and result in injuries, the aftermath may be an overwhelming time for the family members of victims. Typically, family members may feel relief once patients have stabilized from their injuries, but unfortunately, risks are present along every stage of the healing process. One man in another state was recently awarded $3.2 million in the medical malpractice lawsuit he filed regarding the care his wife received in the days following her surgery.

New York truck accidents caused by cell phone use

For many, having a cell phone in their hands is almost second-nature. In fact, some may pride themselves on being able to multitask, handling important responsibilities while tending to matters on their mobile devices. Unfortunately, if one of those important tasks is operating a motor vehicle, the chances of car and truck accidents increase. One New York truck driver is facing serious changes after police say he was driving while distracted.

Should you call a lawyer when a loved one dies in an accident?

Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult under any circumstance. It can be even more challenging when you suspect the death happened due to someone else's negligence. With enough to worry about, you may wonder if you should put in the effort to pursue a wrongful death case.

Wrong diagnosis and cover-up lead to medical malpractice claim

Patients place their trust in doctors, relying on the skill of a physician to properly diagnose and treat an illness. When receiving a diagnosis of a life-threatening ailment, a New York patient may be more likely to agree to radical procedures to improve the chances of survival. However, if that diagnosis is incorrect, the patient may end up a victim of medical malpractice.

Work injuries decline for all but older workers

Across the country, safety advocates and workers alike may be joyfully sharing the latest news regarding injuries and fatalities in the workplace. According to the latest government statistics, overall fatalities from work injuries in New York and several other states have declined. However, a closer look at the data shows a darker side to the research.

Medical malpractice suit alleges failure to diagnose stroke

A man in another state recently claimed that medical professionals did not diagnose his stroke appropriately back in 2015. As a result, he has decided to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against two physicians and two medical centers. When patients in New York and elsewhere are harmed by the actions of medical professionals, they have the right to take legal action.