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YES, MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS IN NEW YORK CITY ARE ON THE DECLINE…

…BUT A RECENT REPORT FROM THE NYPD CLEARLY INDICATES THAT MAKING NEW YORK CITY STREETS SAFER FOR PEDESTRIANS IS A JOB THAT IS FAR FROM OVER While the pedestrian fatality rate in New York City due to motor vehicle accidents is now better than it is in many other major cities in the United States, and even as the number of injuries to pedestrians caused by motor vehicles continues a steady year-to-year decline since Mayor

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Delayed Diagnosis of Disease is Most Common Cause of Medical Malpractice…

… says Edward P. Milstein, partner in the Manhattan-based personal injury law firm of Dankner Milstein, P.C. and a top New York medical malpractice lawyer. “The most common category of medical malpractice litigation involves cases where the claim is that the defendant physician failed to diagnose a disease,” Milstein said.  “Actually, it would be more accurate to describe these cases as involving a delay in the diagnosis of a disease as opposed to a failure.  The reason being that the

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NYC COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE ISSUES REPORT SHOWING DROP IN MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLAIMS IN CITY HOSPITALS

The New York City Comptroller’s Office published a report recently revealing how hospitals in the city compare with respect to the number of medical malpractice claims filed against them from 2009 to 2013.  (See chart below). While one bright spot shows an overall reduction in medical malpractice claims over the past decade, the Comptroller’s hospital-by-hospital analysis reveals that some facilities are faring better than others at reducing the number of injuries and deaths to patients caused by

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NEW REPORT REVEALS MOST COMMON CAUSES OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE IN FIVE MAJOR WORLD NATIONS

A recent study by the British Medical Journal (BMJ), which examined claims of medical malpractice caused by primary care physicians in the US, the UK, Australia, France and Canada, found that missed diagnosis of heart disease and cancer were the most common causes of medical malpractice in all five countries, ranging from 26% to 63% of total cases, depending on the country being studied. Irish researchers, who reviewed more than 7,150 studies of medical malpractice claims, examined

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TOP NEW YORK MEDICAL MALPRACTICE LAW FIRM ACKNOWLEDGES EFFORT BY PROPUBLICA.ORG…

…TO AFFECT CHANGES IN EFFORTS BY GOVERNMENT AGENCY TO DETECT AND DETER HAZARDOUS MEDICATION PRESCRIBING PRACTICES BY DOCTORS WHO TREAT MEDICARE RECIPIENTS AND THE DISABLED Propublica.com, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, announced today that two years after the watchdog group initially reported that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had “done little to detect or deter hazardous prescribing of medication to Medicare recipients and the disabled,” CMS

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The Shocking Reality of the Incidence of Medical Malpractice in the USA

By Jay W. Dankner, managing partner of the top New York medical malpractice law firm of Dankner Milstein, P.C. Medical malpractice is an ongoing problem throughout the U.S. and it doesn’t seem to be one that will be getting better any time soon. This is especially true if you look at the startling number of issues involving medical negligence in American hospitals in the past year. Despite a number of recent articles in medical industry trade journals

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Injury to the common bile duct during gallbladder removal surgery can have dire health consequences for patients such as increased morbidity and overall diminished long term quality of life, says top New York medical malpractice lawyer

Approximately 750,000 laparoscopic cholecystectomies are performed each year for gallbladder removal and despite improvements in surgical procedures to prevent bile duct injuries, mistakes still occur in approximately 1 out of 200 cases that result in death or diminished quality of life for the patient, according to Edward P. Milstein, partner in bile duct surgery and top medical new york malpractice law firm of Dankner Milstein, P.C. “The most common injury usually involves the misidentification of the common bile duct as

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Despite FDA Warnings, Doctors Continue to Inject Epidural Steroid Into The Spine

Multiple types of spinal injections are offered to patients with and without spinal lesions by pain management specialists despite FDA warnings, and in a way manufacturers warn could cause paralysis and even death, according to Edward P. Milstein, partner at the top New York Kenalog injection malpractice law firm of Dankner Milstein, P.C. “What many of these patients do not know,” Milstein said, “is that some of the injections they are getting are not approved by the

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WHEN A WOMAN’S LIFE HANGS IN THE BALANCE

SOCIO-ECONOMIC FACTORS SUCH AS INCOME, AGE, RACE, CULTURE AND ETHNICITY PLAY MAJOR ROLE IN CASES INVOLVING DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER IN WOMEN Studies conducted over the past decade by some of the world’s leading health and medical research institutions provide incontrovertible proof that women whose breast cancer is diagnosed early have fewer complications, and substantially higher survival rates, than do women whose breast cancer diagnosis is delayed. “Access to primary care and mammography screening

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MISDIAGNOSIS OF MS CAN LEAD TO YEARS OF MEDICAL TREATMENTS THAT CAN CAUSE SEVERE SIDE EFECTS AND TOXICITY, WARNS TOP NEW YORK MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS MISDIAGNOSIS INJURY LAWYER

Findings of a recent survey out of the Oregon Health & Science University and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center reveal that more than 95 percent of doctors who specialize in treating people with multiple sclerosis saw at least one patient last year who had been given a misdiagnosis of MS by another medical provider. According to Dr. Andrew Solomon, the lead author of the survey, nearly 75% of the 122 survey respondents – all

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THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE ISSUES REPORT ON OVARY CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND DEATHS IN U.S. IN 2014

The following is an abridged version of the lengthy NCI Report Provided As a Public Service to Readers of This Blog by The Top New York Medical Malpractice Law Firm of Dankner Milstein, P.C. An alarming report issued recently by The National Cancer Institute reveals that there were an estimated 21,980 cases of ovary cancer diagnosed in the US in 2014. And of those cases, an estimated 14,270 women died from the disease. Further, based

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TOP NEW YORK ERB’S PALSY LAWYER SAYS C-SECTIONS MAY BE SAFER DELIVERY METHOD FOR LARGE BABIES AND MOTHERS

In a recent conversation this blogger had about birth injuries with top New York Erb’s Palsy lawyer Edward P. Milstein, Milstein said injuries at birth to the brachial plexus, a network of nerve fibers that control movement of the shoulder, arm, wrist, hand and fingers, most often occur in situations where the fetus is large (greater than 20 pounds), or the pregnancy is complicated by gestational diabetes and maternal obesity. As a consequence of these and other risk

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