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Can I Sue My Dentist for Nerve Damage?

Just like any other medical professional, a dentist has a duty to prevent harm to patients and treat them using acceptable techniques. When a dentist causes nerve damage by deviating from the acceptable standard of care for the patient’s situation, the dentist commits medical malpractice. Nerve damage is one of the most common reasons for… read more

How Long Do You Have to Sue a Doctor?

Taking any type of legal action almost always requires meeting the applicable statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the time limit in which a claimant must take legal action after a specific event. For example, most states uphold a two-year statute of limitations on personal injury claims, so a potential plaintiff has two… read more

Can You Sue a Doctor for Pain and Suffering?

Medical professionals like doctors, nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologists have a professional duty to ensure they do not harm their patients. The doctor who treats a patient must use approved diagnostic methods and treatments appropriate for the patient’s condition, and every known medical condition has a standard of care that a treating physician must meet. When… read more

Do I Need to Report a Car Accident in New York?

Some drivers may wonder what to do immediately following an accident. While most know they should exchange insurance information with the other drivers involved, they may not realize they have an obligation to report the incident to the police. Failure to report a car accident may cause serious problems with a future insurance claim or… read more

Can You Claim for Pothole Damage?

When a driver suffers injuries and property damage in a car accident, the first step toward recovery is determining who was at fault. In a single vehicle accident, a driver may assume that he or she is automatically to blame since there were no other drivers involved, but this is not always true. If dangerous… read more

What Is the New York City Right-Of-Way Law?

New York City is one of the most densely populated and busiest cities on the planet and traffic congestion is one of the leading causes of accidental injuries throughout the city. One of the main reasons behind the staggering number of pedestrian accidents in New York City is drivers failing to yield the right-of-way to… read more

Can Forceps Cause Brain Damage?

The birth of a child is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying for most parents, and the potential for complications during childbirth is a significant concern for many expectant parents. During the delivery, there are many possible situations that can require the doctor to use specialized equipment for a safer birth. For example, some women will… read more

What Constitutes Medical Negligence?

Medical malpractice law hinges on the concept of “medical negligence,” or a medical professional’s failure to meet an acceptable standard of care that results in harm to a patient. If you suffer injuries due to incompetent or ineffective medical treatment, it’s vital to speak to a qualified NYC medical malpractice attorney to learn your options… read more

Can You Sue a Doctor for Misdiagnosis?

Medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, surgeons, and anesthesiologists, have a duty of care to prevent harm to their patients. Medicine is an inherently uncertain science, and no two patients are exactly alike, but honest mistakes, diagnostic errors, and laboratory mix-ups can and do happen all the time. When these incidents result in patient harm, the… read more

Most Dangerous Pedestrian Intersections in New York [Interactive Map]

Over the past several years, New York City has made significant traffic safety improvements for pedestrians.  Thanks largely to the Vision Zero Initiative, pedestrian fatalities decreased by 32 percent in 2017, reaching the lowest levels since 1910. While the reduction in fatalities should be certainly celebrated, pedestrians are still being struck every day in New… read more