Medical misconduct has killed 468 people in New York City’s 11 public hospitals in the past five years, their shattered families allege in wrongful-death claims. The city has paid out $34 million to 56 families since 2014, according to a Post analysis of city comptroller data obtained through a Freedom of Information request. More than 400 cases are pending. One of the biggest payouts by the Health and Hospital Corp. system — $3.2 million — went to the family of Georgia Thompson, who died six years after doctors at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn ignored her tuberculosis diagnosis, then repeatedly botched her treatment, leading to a harrowing three-week decline that ended with her death of catastrophic organ failure in 2014, according to court documents. “It was a horrible situation,” Thompson’s daughter Shavianne Malcolm told The Post through tears. “The emptiness I feel, money can never replace.” In another Kings County case, Everton … [Read more...] about Medical misconduct has killed hundreds in NYC’s public hospitals
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Kaplan Lawyers PC, a personal injury firm with office locations across New York City, said that the user-friendly approach reflects the firm’s values. /EIN News/ -- New York, NY, Jan. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the rollout of a redesigned and reimagined website, John Tucker said Kaplan Lawyers PC is taking advantage of an opportunity to show what the New York law firm is all about. Tucker is the director of claims management at Kaplan Lawyers PC, which helps clients in New York that have been injured because of someone else’s negligence. He said that most people feel overwhelmed before they come to the Kaplan Lawyers PC offices, not just because of their injury, but also because the legal system can be intimidating. “Our goal is to put people at ease,” Tucker said. “We do things differently than many other firms. We meet clients on their terms. We wanted to accomplish the same thing with the new incarnation of our website.” … [Read more...] about New York City Law Firm Reinvents Online Image with New Website
A Florida jury has deemed an attorney with national law firm Morgan & Morgan liable for $5 million his clients lost in damages. A Sarasota jury found that Armando Lauritano, a Morgan & Morgan attorney based in Tampa, cost former clients several million dollars’ worth in damages by failing to properly file a medical malpractice claim against an obstetrics practice, nurse midwife and hospital. Lauritano had originally been hired by Shawna Pollock and her husband, Rock, following the birth of their son in November 2006. Pollock’s uterus ruptured during childbirth after an emergency C-section was allegedly called far too late into the procedure, according to her attorneys. Her medical emergency deprived her son of oxygen, purportedly producing the brain damage with which the child, now 11, continues to contend. Read the verdict form: Morgan & Morgan has 450 lawyers in 50 cities across Florida, California, Georgia, New York, … [Read more...] about Morgan & Morgan Hit With $5 Million Verdict in Legal Malpractice Suit
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Gina Kolata New York Times October 30, 2018 NEW YORK — For Dr. Piero Anversa, the fall from scientific grace has been long, and the landing hard.Researchers worldwide once hailed his research as revolutionary, promising the seemingly impossible: a way to grow new heart cells to replace those lost in heart attacks and heart failure, leading killers in the United States.But Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, his former employers, this month accused Anversa and his laboratory of massive scientific malpractice. More than 30 research studies produced over more than a decade contain falsified or fabricated data, officials concluded, and should be retracted. In 2017, the hospital paid a $10 million settlement to the federal government after the Department of Justice alleged that Anversa and two members of his team were … [Read more...] about He Promised to Restore Damaged Hearts. Harvard Says It Was Scientific Malpractice.
Appointment adds strength to recent Cornerstone Professional Liability Consultants acquisition BOSTON, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Risk Strategies, a privately held, rapidly growing national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, today announced the hiring of industry veteran Chris Haas to its national health care practice — one of the company’s largest and fastest-growing specialty practices. /EIN News/ -- A licensed Property and Casualty insurance agent, Chris has over 15 years of sales, leadership, and management experience in the insurance and risk management industry, with the past decade focused exclusively on the coverage needs of large physician groups, individual doctors, allied healthcare professionals, and surgery centers in the northeastern United States. In his role with Risk Strategies health care practice, he will join a team offering expertise to health care clients coast-to-coast while continuing to concentrate on New York and the northeast. … [Read more...] about Medical Professional Liability Specialist Chris Haas Joins Risk Strategies National Health Care Practice