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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice & Errors

Patients should not ever feel responsible for their own safety when they are visiting a health care provider. To be sure, patients should be able to expect that they will receive timely and appropriate care from any healthcare provider, and they should not have to fear that they will suffer an injury because of a …

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On the one hand, any situation in which a health care provider makes a mistake and a patient suffers harm should never happen and might be understood as a “never event.” On the other hand, some types of medical errors are so damaging and egregious that we need different terminology to describe them. This is …

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Patients can suffer serious harm as a result of many different forms of medical malpractice, from mistakes made in surgery to diagnostic errors that result in missed and delayed diagnoses. One common type of mistake that health care providers make is a medication error. Various health care providers can be responsible for injuries resulting from …

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When you are suffering from a sickness or have become injured, you visit one of the many great healthcare facilities in New York to receive treatment. You expect, while there, that you will receive the proper treatment that allows you to make a full recovery. Most of the time, this is what you will receive. …

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Anytime a patient suffers an injury as a result of a healthcare provider’s negligence, that patient may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. After serious injuries, patients want to understand how the term “medical malpractice” is defined, and what kinds of actions (or inactions) can constitute medical malpractice under New York law.  It …

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If you or someone you love suffered an injury after seeking a diagnosis or treatment or care from a healthcare provider, it is important to learn more about reporting medical malpractice. It is important to have an Albany Medical Malpractice Lawyer with Powers & Santola, LLP, assess your case to determine whether you ultimately have …

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Medical treatment delays can result in serious and deadly harm, particularly when a delay in treatment results in a disease like cancer spreading and becoming incurable or inoperable. Yet it can be difficult for patients to know whether a medical treatment delay is an actionable case. When is delayed treatment the result of medical negligence, …

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Delayed diagnoses and diagnostic errors that result in delayed medical treatments can be extremely costly in multiple ways. Although many patients do receive accurate diagnoses from physicians and specialists that allow them to seek treatment as quickly as possible for illnesses and conditions, many other patients suffer serious harm as a result of diagnostic errors. …

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After you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a healthcare provider’s negligence, or you have lost a loved one due to a fatal medical mistake, you should be thinking about finding the best medical malpractice lawyer for your case. When you begin seeking help from a medical negligence lawyer in New York, …

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Patients have a general right to make their own medical decisions. As modern medicine is more complicated than ever, doctors and health providers have a proactive responsibility to ensure that patients are reasonably informed about the risks and benefits of proposed treatment plans. This is known as the principle of “informed consent.”  As defined by …

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