Attorney advertisement

Paul B. Weitz & Associates, PC
Local 917-338-0697
Toll Free 888-897-5481
Phone 212-346-0045
Hablamos Español
Review Us

Medical Malpractice 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.

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.

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.

Medical malpractice may occur when your surgeon leaves the room

Anyone anticipating an operation in a New York hospital may be concerned. Recent reports name surgical mistakes as one of the leading causes of death and reasons for medical malpractice claims in the country. However, it may be surprising to learn that the doctor a patient authorizes to do the surgery may not be the one actually performing the operation. In fact, a surgeon may not even be in the room while the patient is anesthetized.

New York lawmakers consider medical malpractice changes

When a 41-year-old mother went to the doctor feeling ill, she had a treatable form of cancer in her lung. However, the doctor who examined her did not tell her about the mass on her lung, and the disease spread untreated. By the time doctors diagnosed the cancer in her body, it was too late to save her life. Additionally, the time limit for filing a medical malpractice claim in New York had also passed.

Can cancer be misdiagnosed?

Yes, cancer can be misdiagnosed -- or diagnosed too late. In one type of misdiagnosis, doctors tell patients they have cancer. Later, they find out they do not. This can happen when doctors misread screening tests. For example, a colorectal cancer test requires proper preparation of the bowels. If they are not, a misreading of the test results could be more likely. This type of misdiagnosis can cause huge emotional suffering, but in many cases, there are no long-term physical effects. That said, some people diagnosed with cancer undergo harsh chemotherapy and other unneeded procedures before the truth comes out.

Doctors risk medical malpractice by failing to screen newborns

Many parents in New York are justifiably hypervigilant when it comes to the health of their children. When parents notice that something isn't right with their children, they rely on pediatricians to find out what is wrong or to put their minds at ease. However, all too often, doctors may neglect to follow up with their most important diagnostic tool: lab results. When a doctor misplaces or forgets about a patient's test results, the doctor may fail to diagnose a treatable illness, leaving parents to consider medical malpractice claims.

Some specialties have higher risk of medical malpractice

Going to the doctor is seldom pleasant. Even for a routine checkup, there is a level of nervousness about the possibilities. If the doctor finds something irregular, chances are good the patient will be sent to a specialist, and that may increase one's anxiety even more. Medical malpractice data published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that a patient's anxiety about seeing a specialist may not be unfounded.

Doctor accused of medical malpractice after woman's death

Surgery is a frightening prospect for many people in New York. When asked why, many will say they do not like to be put to sleep. The practice of anesthesiology is delicate and deals with many variables, any of which may become a crucial element in a patient's survival of the procedure. One doctor in another state is facing a medical malpractice lawsuit following a surgery that ended a woman's life.

Woman files medical malpractice claim after crippling infection

When preparing for a routine medical procedure, it is common for patients in New York and elsewhere to feel a little nervous. After all, anytime people are sedated and their bodies opened for surgery, there is a risk of complications. Those complications are often preventable, and when patients are left with the devastating consequences of medical malpractice, they may seek compensation.