Mar 7 2018

Lavern’s Law Is A Big Step Forward For Victims Of Medical Malpractice, But Leaves Gaps

Statutes of limitations are time limitations on a person’s opportunity to bring a lawsuit. Why they exist, and who they benefit, are topics for another post. For now, it is important for any consumer of medical treatment in the U.S. to know that they exist, and that you need to familiarize yourself with them if […]

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Jan 24 2018

Big Stores Can Be Big Bullies, Or How To Commit Theft Prevention Malpractice

It’s been a while since I was in the trenches doing criminal law on a daily, high-volume basis. But my inner justice-seeker became reanimated this week when a young (under 20 years of age) medical malpractice client reached out to me about his arrest for shoplifting at Macy’s. That it was a dumb thing to […]

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Jun 16 2017

You Should Know Why Lavern’s Law Matters

New York State is far from the worst when it comes to how victims of medical malpractice are treated in court. For example, we do not have set limits on the amount of money damages that can be awarded to a plaintiff for so-called non-economic damages, that is, the damages that can be awarded to […]

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