Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP
Main Navigation

Medical Malpractice Archives

Failure to diagnose main focus of medical malpractice case

When New York doctors treat patients that come to them suffering unexplained pain, they have their work cut out in trying to determine a cause. Sometimes, it's immediately apparent, and a doctor merely needs to check a few things to confirm his or her suspicions and make a confident diagnosis. If a doctor fails to properly diagnose a condition that other doctors claim should have been an easy diagnosis, and a patient suffers because of it, a medical malpractice incident may occur.

Medical errors and medical malpractice often coincide

Whose responsibility is it to make sure patients clearly understand what type of medication they are receiving, how it should be taken and what the possible side effects might be? In some situations, medication errors are caused by medical malpractice when doctors, nurses or pharmacists fail to provide a reasonable standard of care or service. New York patients who suffer illness or injury due to medication mistakes may be entitled to address their situations in court.

Was your injury caused by medical malpractice?

Going to a doctor's office can be very stressful. Many people worry what their diagnoses will be, or they become afraid if they learn they need surgery for an adverse health condition. Anyone undergoing any type of medical treatment in New York or elsewhere must place his or her trust in health care providers, since there's no way to know what a particular outcome will be. If a doctor or other medical professional commits an act of omission or negligence while caring for a patient and injury results, that patient may seek justice for medical malpractice in a civil court.

Medical malpractice situation resolved before jury is charged

A family acting on behalf of a loved one has accepted a settlement after a trial had already been in progress for six weeks. The situation began some time ago, when a man went to the doctor saying he was suffering severe neck pain. As events unfolded, it became clear to the family that the doctor had apparently failed to correctly diagnose the man's condition. A medical malpractice lawsuit ensued. There may be New York residents currently facing similar problems.

Healing the wounds of medical malpractice, one stitch at a time

No one in New York (or anywhere for that matter) really likes to think about having to undergo any type of necessary surgery related to an adverse health condition. Most people are thankful, however, that advanced technology and skilled hands make it possible to provide healing and improved health to those who suffer -- many from conditions that would typically have been fatal just a few decades ago. There's obviously a safety risk inherent in every surgical procedure, but patients should be able to trust that the utmost care will be taken to keep them safe; when medical malpractice occurs, it can devastate lives forever.

Large mass inside man's body allegedly due to medical malpractice

When a person enters a New York hospital for surgery, it's typically an uncertain situation. Surgeons and patients usually have an idea of what will occur, but there's really no way of knowing exactly what might transpire in the operating room or during recovery. Everyone obviously hopes for the best, but sometimes things go very wrong and medical malpractice issues arise.

Substantial recovery awarded parents in medical malpractice case

The birth of one's first child is typically a joyful, exciting experience. Pregnancy is challenging in many ways for mothers in and beyond New York, and they often breathe extended sighs of relief when their babies are born. All too often, however, doctors make errors that result in devastating injuries, turning what were meant to be happy occasions into living nightmares. A medical malpractice lawsuit in another state is evidence of this.

Is your worsened health condition due to medical malpractice?

Who knows how many people in New York will undergo surgery this year. It's safe to assume there will be many. Reasons for surgery will likely vary, from elective procedures to life-or-death emergency situations. One thing's certain, however: Patients entrusting themselves to professional medical care have the right to reasonably assume all measures taken will be in accordance with the highest level of accepted safety standards. Otherwise, medical malpractice incidents may occur.

Medical malpractice problematic in many New York regions

When a person undergoes surgery or receives some other type of medical treatment at a New York hospital or doctor's office, it's assumed those providing the care will act in accordance with the highest levels of accepted safety standards. While there's always a certain amount of risk inherent in any medical procedure, a patient has the right to reasonably expect safe and adequate care. Substandard care may result in severe injury or illness to patients, which often leads to medical malpractice lawsuits.

Many lawsuits filed for medical malpractice at same hospital

Many New York residents understand how stressful it is to be told heart surgery is needed to survive. Any type of surgical procedure involves a certain amount of risk. Some surgeries, such as those involving the heart, are inherently more dangerous than others. When surgeons are negligent, severe injuries often occur, leading to medical malpractice lawsuits.

Send Us An Email

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

© 2017 by Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP All rights reserved. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.