May 19 2016

New York State Ranked Highest for Malpractice Award Payouts

For the third consecutive year, medical malpractice lawsuits paid out more in New York last year than in any other state. Recently, the medical malpractice insurer Diederich Healthcare released its annual report detailing which states within the United States have the highest and lowest medical malpractice award payouts. Malpractice payouts started to rise in 2013 […]

May 12 2016

The Effects of Traumatic Birth Syndrome

According to medical researchers specializing in the care and treatment of newborns, there has been a rise in traumatic birth syndrome — the effects of which could adversely affect a newborn’s well-being. Traumatic birth syndrome describes the presence of trauma-induced skull and spinal damage and spinal misalignment as a result of the birth process. The […]

Mar 28 2016

New York Sets No Limits on Non-Economic Damages

In a medical malpractice lawsuit, a successful plaintiff may be compensated for economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical costs and compensation for lost wages. Non-economic damages are for losses that are hard to quantify, such as loss of the ability to biologically have children, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and disfigurement, among many […]

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