O'Connor First
Serving All OfNew York And Vermont
877-886-4029 Toll Free
518-465-0400 New York

Medical Malpractice Archives

Lawsuit proves why unprofessional behavior shouldn’t be tolerated in hospital settings

Doctors have long been referred as champions and heroes within the healthcare field. It can certainly be argued that the men and women who struggle through years of schooling and residencies to eventually become full-fledged medical doctors are indeed among the brightest and most committed and determined of working professionals.

Fighting for and to preserve the rights of businesses and business owners

American businesses provide the financial backbone upon which the U.S. economy relies, thrives and survives. For many business owners, a business' success is preceded by years of hard work and sacrifice. It's difficult, therefore, to imagine having everything stripped away because of a frivolous or invalid lawsuit.

Are you facing a medical malpractice lawsuit?

For a physician, learning that you are the subject of a medical malpractice claim can be devastating. When accused of medical negligence, it's normal to feel singled out. However, according to the American Medical Association, "more than 42 percent of physicians have been sued." Lawsuits are particularly common among certain practices including obstetricians and gynecologists with roughly one out of every two doctors reporting being sued at least once before turning age 40.

Doctors who learn they are the subject of a medical malpractice lawsuit must take action

Doctors are among the most revered of all professionals, and with good reason. The men and women who choose to become physicians spend years learning and training how to help, treat and effectively heal people who are ailing or in emergency medical situations. In some cases, despite a doctor's best efforts, a patient may suffer harm, injury or death.

New York's medical marijuana program a work in progress

New York Gov. Mario Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act into law last summer, and the state became the 23rd state to legalize medical marijuana. The law and the associated regulations provide strict guidelines for prescribing and dispensing the drug. For example, a physician must complete a training course before the state will authorize him or her to prescribe the drug.

'Who's calling, please?' J&J has a theory, and it's not good

We're back to the subject of transvaginal mesh litigation involving thousands of plaintiffs and some very large medical device manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson. When we left off in January, we had talked broadly about the product liability claims, and we had discussed how contingent fee agreements between plaintiffs' attorneys and their clients work.

'This is she. Who's calling, please?' J&J wants to know, too

The plaintiffs in the lawsuits against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh have terrible stories. These women went into surgery believing their doctors had a solution for urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. After the surgery, though, they developed even more serious health issues: constant pain, permanent damage to bladders and other organs, additional surgeries and all the medical bills that go with continuing treatment.

Missed diagnoses and medical malpractice claims

Diabetes is a growing concern for millions of Americans, but so are medical malpractice claims for health care professionals, as many doctors may continue to miss the proper diagnosis for this disease. According to a recent study, it is estimated that as many as three in 10 cases go undiagnosed and missed by doctors. A missed diagnosis, especially for a major health issue such as diabetes, can lead to a costly medical malpractice claim.

Medical malpractice reform may interest New York doctors

Many New York doctors and other medical professionals go into the field of medicine in order to help people who are sick or injured. They often do everything they can to ensure that procedures are performed the way they are supposed to be. Unfortunately, some patients may feel that a doctor or other hospital staff member did not perform duties to the best of his or her abilities, and that staff member may need to defend against medical malpractice allegations.

Email Us For a Response

Speak To An Experienced Attorney.

High-Quality Representation At An Affordable Price. Contact Us Today.

Learn more about how we can help you by calling the firm at 877-886-4029.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

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.


Privacy Policy

This site uses Google's Invisible reCAPTCHA, which is subject to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News |2021
  • dri | The Voice of the Defense Bar
  • BEST'S Client Recommended 2019 | Insurance Attorneys
  • AV Preeminent
  • Bar Register Preeminent Lawyers
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • IADC
  • MPL
  • Best Lawyers
  • FDCC
  • Peer Rated
  • Plus
  • New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • TIDA
  • Best Lawyers | Best Law Firms | US News |2019

20 Corporate Woods Boulevard
Albany, NY 12211

Toll Free: 877-886-4029
Phone: 518-465-0400
Fax: 518-465-0015
Albany Law Office Map

507 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201

Toll Free: 877-886-4029
Fax: 518-465-0015
Map & Directions