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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice & Errors

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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Modern medicine is complicated. Patients have a general legal right to make decisions regarding their own treatment. Under the theory of informed consent, doctors and other medical professionals should explain the purpose and risk of a particular course of treatment before the patient agrees to it. In some cases, a patient may even be asked …

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When you receive care from a physician, hospital, or other medical provider, you reasonably expect that you will get high-quality care. Unfortunately, in far too many cases, patients are harmed by substandard care. This raises an important question: How common is medical malpractice? Here, our Albany medical malpractice attorneys provide an overview of medical malpractice …

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When you get treatment from a doctor, you expect high-quality care. Sadly, this does not always happen. Medical malpractice remains a very serious public health issue in New York. To bring a successful medical malpractice lawsuit in New York, a patient must prove that they suffered harm because their doctor or health care provider was …

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Physicians, hospitals, and other health providers have a legal responsibility to treat every patient with reasonable skill, prudence, and professional care. The failure to do so could be medical malpractice—and it can lead to very serious injuries, illnesses, and medical complications. If you or your loved one was the victim of medical negligence, you may …

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Unfortunately, medical malpractice remains a serious public safety problem in New York and throughout the entire country. Shockingly, a 2018 study found that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States.  That being said, an adverse medical outcome is not necessarily malpractice under New York state law. A doctor, nurse, …

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The pandemic has hit our communities hard. According to the New York Department of Health, nearly 2.1 million cases of the virus have been confirmed in our state since the start of the outbreak. The good news is that vaccines are arriving. The official New York COVID-19 vaccine tracker estimates that 42.9 percent of state …

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