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Archive: Medical Malpractice

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Medical professional making a medical error on Long Island.

When a health care provider is found to have committed medical malpractice, they typically deviated from an accepted standard of care and caused injury to their patient.  Many organizations that represent health care providers and medical malpractice insurance companies are…

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Doctor meeting with a patient on Long Island to avoid a medical malpractice case.

The practice of medicine involves complex terminology and unfamiliar concepts so that the practice of healing appears to go on in a “black box” where the cause-effect relationship is difficult to perceive and understand.  Patients often take their medicine or…

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Feb 7
Doctor reviewing electronic records in Long Island, NY.

The majority of medical professionals have made the switch from paper medical records to electronic filing systems. Electronic health records (EHRs) provide some obvious advantages over paper records. For instance, they make pulling up and finding patient records easy and…

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Jan 24
Medical technology in a Long Island hospital room.

Like everything in the modern world, the health industry has been greatly altered by technological advancements. Technology often helps medical practitioners provide better care to their patients. Of course, the complexity of rapidly changing technology can also increase incidents of…

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Medical resident resting due to needing more sleep on Long Island.

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional such as a doctor, nurse, or a pharmacist deviates from a specific standard of care and either negligently or intentionally causes harm to a patient.  In other words, malpractice generally arises when medical…

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