The Danger of Unread Medical Test Results

Diagnostic errors are among the most common underlying causes of New York City medical malpractice.  It is self-evident that medical professionals must make reasonable decisions about ordering tests, must diligently read the results, and must make fair assessments of the next steps required based on those results.  However, a new research effort suggests that some…

Hospital Mistakes Kept Secret

A recent news story, reports that New York hospitals are hiding thousands of medical mistakes in a database that is hidden from the public!  As a New York medical malpractice attorney it chilling, but not all that surprising, that serious errors are being hidden and those affected denied justice. Buried Information According to the New…

Profits Over Patients – New York City Hospitals Forgo Medical Malpractice Insurance

The basic idea behind medical malpractice is straightforward: when a hospital or doctor injures a patient – administers the wrong medication, malpractices a child and causes brain damage, commits surgical malpractice, or fails to diagnose cancer – the defendant is required to pay for the consequences of their medical errors.  This is important because it…

Hospitals Receive Patient Safety Grades

There are dozens of “report cards” that scrutinize hospital performance.  However, a new addition to the safety scoring regime is drawing attention for its simplicity and potential to finally help consumers use safety rubrics to make informed healthcare choices. The new system will provide a single summary score to all facilities using familiar letter grades-…