In America, 17,500 people sustain an injury to their spinal cord every year. To put that into perspective, this means every day, 48 people suffer a new spinal cord injury. The majority of these injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and violent attacks, such as assault.
Children are one of society’s most vulnerable demographic. When a person is negligent, or careless, children suffer great harm, even when the mistake or error was a small one. In the worst of cases, children may even suffer wrongful death due to the actions or inactions of another person. The law in New York recognizes Continue Reading..
A study conducted in 2015 at Massachusetts General Hospital showed that medication errors occur in approximately half of all surgeries. Although the study is a few years old, the sad fact is that things are not that much different here in New York City today. Many people think medication errors during surgery are rare and Continue Reading..
Nursing homes in New York, and throughout the entire country, have long been criticized for their use of antipsychotic drugs on the patients in their care. These drugs are very dangerous for many elderly individuals and nursing homes typically use them to make it easier to deal with residents they deem difficult. A recent report Continue Reading..
Doctors and other healthcare workers have the lives of patients in their hands every day. This is a very stressful proposition for anyone, and this stress may cause physicians to suffer from burn-out, and make mistakes. Physician burn-out is a common problem and it can lead to mistakes being made, even medical malpractice. According to Continue Reading..
People see a doctor when they are injured or sick and they never expect to be harmed as a result of a healthcare professional’s negligence. Unfortunately, individuals sometimes suffer from additional injuries when they visit a doctor who is negligent and does not provide the proper standard of care. In these cases, injured individuals can Continue Reading..