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Medical Malpractice

When to Consult with NY Medical Malpractice Law Firm


How do you know if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice? And how do you know if it’s time to find a personal injury lawyer and launch a lawsuit? The answer isn’t as simple as it might initially appear. After all, people who go to the doctor are already sick or injured. How do you demonstrate that your failure to get the results you expected proves that the doctor was negligent or incompetent? In general, medical malpractice can be defined as occurring when a doctor or other practitioner harms his patient through incompetence or negligence. Although what constitutes medical malpractice is different...

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EP01 S04: Your Injury Lawyer is NEVER Allowed To Talk About THIS

Trial Stories Podcast

Do You Know The Number One Thing Your Personal njury Lawyer is Not Allowed to Talk About at Trial [buzzsprout episode='8180430' player='true'] Pick Your Favorite Channel: Apple Podcast | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSS Full Transcript: Hi everybody. My name is Arkady Frekhtman and I'm a trial lawyer at the F&A Injury Lawyers here in Brooklyn, New York. I wanted to talk about something that I'm not allowed to talk about when I'm on the trial. And that is insurance, right? Because all of these personal injury cases, whether they're car accidents, trip and fall, even medical malpractice, the defendants are covered...

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Many Medical Malpractice Cases Involve Medical Equipment Failures


While most medical malpractice cases involve the negligent acts of doctors and medical support staff, many others are filed due to medical equipment failures. Mistakes made while using different types of medical equipment and devices can also prove catastrophic, especially when patients are already suffering from serious conditions. Furthermore, when medical equipment is improperly used, the chances of a patient developing a serious HAI (hospital-acquired infection) greatly increase. Becoming familiar with medical equipment risks can help all of us better protect ourselves when trying to determine how past medical malpractice may have occurred -- or might occur in the future. What...

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Which Mistakes in Med School Could Lead To Medical Malpractice?


According to a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study, the methods used to evaluate surgical students to make less surgical errors might not be comprehensive enough to deliver the best results explaining New York City medical malpractice attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. Researchers tested the way future orthopedic surgeons are graded to check for shortcomings in measuring motor skills. The report published in the Journal of Surgical Education says that training students require more than ensuring that they practice skills as assessing quality and tracking errors are also needed. Formal training for improving mistakes is crucial to ensure...

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Medical Malpractice Law Firm in NYC Discuss Unauthorized Sterlizations

We practice in New York, but we pay attention to medical malpractice stories from across the country because we consider it to be part of our duty to stay informed. That explains how we came across the news of the doctor with a long history of medical malpractice accusations who now stands accused of a horrifying practice - sterilizing female inmates at a state prison for women without proper authorization. The 69-year-old doctor worked for the prison until 2011 when he "retired." He was hired as a contract physician immediately after and worked at Valley State until 2012. Between 2006 and 2010, he...

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Giving a Child a Doll with Special Needs Promotes Acceptance & Healing


All children have a deep desire to be accepted for who they are and to simply blend in with their peers. Unfortunately, many children with noticeable physical disabilities are often subject to ridicule and bullying by others. When you give disabled children dolls with visible disabilities, you can help them gain greater self-acceptance. And social psychologists believe that when you give such dolls to non-disabled kids, you can teach them empathy for those with physical differences. Learning to display sincere empathy for others has always been an important social skill. It’s even more crucial today since the CDC (Centers for Disease...

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Linking a Delayed or Misdiagnosis of Colon Cancer to Medical Malpractice

Misdiagnosis of Colon Cancer to Medical Malpractice

Most patients try hard to accurately describe all their health concerns during every medical appointment. This holds true whether it takes place in an office or via a telehealth platform. In fact, many patients often make a list of all their current symptoms prior to such visits, in hopes of obtaining accurate diagnoses. However, when doctors maintain overloaded schedules and fail to listen closely (or run the most appropriate, diagnostic tests), colon cancer can be misdiagnosed. In other cases, the correct diagnosis is so delayed that it becomes much harder to provide adequate treatment to patients. What follows is an overview of...

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Can Surgical Staplers Cause Serious Injuries & Death?

Surgical Staplers Cause Serious Injuries

During the past two years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued news releases, recalls, guidelines and other materials regarding surgical and implantable staples. This has been in response to the very large number of medical device reports (MDRs) that were submitted to the FDA between January 1, 2011 and March 31, 2018. In fact, at least 41,000 MDRs were received by the FDA during that time period (some experts claim that number is far higher). Numerous issues have been raised about the dangers posed to patients by both surgical and implantable staples. Unfortunately, too many patients are still suffering...

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NYC Hospital Negligence Law Firm

NYC Hospital Negligence Lawyers

Although many hospital patients benefit from successful surgeries, others return home battling serious pain caused by negligent care. Busy doctors and nurses often make critical errors requiring new surgeries to correct their mistakes. Some patients simply die of errors witnessed by a few employees who are too afraid of losing their jobs to speak up about what they’ve seen. Since a comprehensive list of negligent hospital errors and omissions would be too unwieldly for any article, a sample list has been set forth below. In some cases, hospitals can be held liable for the negligence of doctors who practice in them...

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New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyers Examine the Safety of Spinal Injections

Managing severe back pain following a serious fall or a major vehicle accident can be a daunting task explains one of the New York City medical malpractice lawyers at the Frekhtman &Associates law firm. And once prescribed opioids and other narcotic painkillers no longer provide significant relief (or you fear becoming addicted to them), one of your doctors will probably suggest that you obtain steroid injections directly into your back muscles – and maybe even undergo at least one epidural steroid injection (ESI). While this latter procedure frequently provides some short-term relief for a few weeks or longer for many patients, its...

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