Tag Archives: medical malpractice

Birth Injuries Caused by Medical Malpractice

After a complex labor and delivery, most mothers do not want to question their doctor because we want to believe that our medical team did everything possible to ensure a safe delivery. But if your baby is injured, expensive treatments, therapies and equipment will cost untold amounts of money to help him or she reaches -->

Fatal Medical Diagnostic Errors More Common Than you Think

A recent study shows that from 2013-2017 errors related to diagnosis were the largest source of medical malpractice claims. “The report, published by malpractice services provider Coverys, found 33% of malpractice claims were related to errors made during patient diagnosis and more than half of those claims involved poor clinical decisions. Diagnosis-related claims beat out all -->

Kicking off American Heart Month

Today kicks off the American Heart Association’s American Heart Month. In preparation for American Heart Month, our team has been hard at work creating little red hats for the Little Hats, Big Hearts project.  lhbh3.jpg “Volunteers from around the country are joining the American Heart Association, in connection with The Children’s Heart Foundation, to celebrate American -->

Proving Negligence in a Hospital Malpractice Claim

Medical malpractice is a term describing what happens if a doctor, healthcare professional, health care facility, or hospital fails to provide care for an individual in accordance with the accepted standards of the medical profession and that individual becomes injured or ill as a result. Accordingly, there are three basic elements to prove in a -->

Suing a Hospital for Malpractice

Patients in a hospital are entitled to a certain basic level of care. If conditions, events or conduct in that hospital result in harm to a patient, that individual has the right to sue the hospital for malpractice. However, it can become difficult to determine whether the hospital or doctor is liable. Contacting an experienced -->

Protecting Patient Rights, Calling for Critical Changes

This past spring Managing Partner, Andrew Finkelstein & Senior Trial Attorney George Levy met with legislators in Albany to promote and protect New Yorkers’ rights. Among the topics discussed was Lavern’s Law, pending legislation that greatly impacts victims of medical malpractice. “New York is one of only a handful of states where people harmed by -->

2017 Civil Justice Lobby Day

Today Managing Partner, Andrew Finkelstein & Senior Trial Attorney George Levy are in Albany meeting with legislators to help protect New Yorkers’ rights and access to civil justice. agf_albany_lobbying_5.16.17.jpg Legislators are being urged to move forward on a number of topics that effect New Yorkers and their families, including: 1. Lavern’s Law. “New York is -->

Free Blood Testing for City of Newburgh Residents after Water Contamination Revealed

State officials are offering Newburgh’s 28,000 residents free blood testing in a response to the PFOS contamination. PFOS is a chemical linked to cancer and other serious health issues. In May 2016 the city of Newburgh declared a state of emergency after it was discovered the city’s water source no longer met the U.S. Environmental -->

Tragic Death of a Toddler During Potentially Unnecessary Surgical Procedure

Just months ago a 14 month old Texas toddler died while undergoing a dental procedure. Authorities are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the child’s death and are now questioning why treatment was performed at all. “One can only speculate as to why any treatment was performed considering no indication of dental disease or pathology was -->

Research provides clues to effective treatments for Gulf War illness

By Patricia Kime:  A single cause for Gulf War illnesses may never be found, but research is finding evidence of physical disease that could lead to better treatments, medical experts said during a forum in Washington on Operation Desert Storm exposures Thursday.  Read more here:  http://www.militarytimes.com/story/military/benefits/health-care/2016/06/17/research-provides-clues-effective-treatments-gulf-war-illness/86030830/

Dear Friends and Clients,

In furtherance of our firm’s culture of commitment to always act with compassion, concern and commitment to our clients, community and colleagues, we have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligations while prioritizing health, wellness and safety of all we can.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced changes to many lives and businesses in our communities, and around the world. We, much like our neighbors and friends, have been taking precautions to ensure that we are still fulfilling our ethical and moral obligation to our clients, while also prioritizing the health, wellness and safety of our employees.

Until further notice, our offices will be closed to the public to encourage social distancing and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Our team is still hard at work, many from home, and you may still call, email, live chat or video conference us if you or a loved one is seeking legal assistance. As the first law firm to offer our clients secure online access to their case file more than a decade ago, we have always been believers in using technology to make life easier and information more accessible. In these present times it has been a smooth transition for us to continue to offer our clients the same seamless and thorough service that you deserve and are accustomed to.

This pandemic is unlike anything any of us have faced in our lifetimes, and while we can continue to emotionally support one another through it all, staying home and keeping your distance is vital to the health and wellness of our communities. It does not feel good to break routines, cancel events and retreat from our normal, day-to-day socializing, but let us remember that, in times of strife, prior generations were asked to go to war and we are simply being asked to stay home. Your isolation equals more lives saved, and more time for medical providers to prepare for the treatment of patients battling COVID-19.

When the dust settles, we will join together with a greater appreciation for our lives, local businesses, loved ones and health. Until then, we will continue to offer guidance from a safe distance.

Very truly yours,

Andrew G. Finkelstein and the staff of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP