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Understanding ‘Failure to Diagnose’

Medical malpractice law governs different forms of negligence by healthcare providers. Here, the New York medical malpractice attorneys explain what ‘failure to diagnose’ is, and how it can lead to severe and life-changing consequences for patients.   Patients suffering symptoms or effects of medical conditions have faith and trust that their healthcare provider will perform…

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An Overview of Non-Economic Damages Caps in Medical Malpractice Cases

In some states, the total damages accrued in a medical malpractice case could be capped by law, depending on whether these damages are compensatory or punitive, or non-economic in nature. Below, the skilled medical malpractice attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas & Cannavo P.C. provide an overview of capped, or limited, damages to further…

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Firm Partner Eleni Coffinas Obtains Settlement of $2,100,000 for Breast Cancer Victim’s Family

In a Nassau courtroom on January 12th, 2021, firm partner Eleni Coffinas, obtained a settlement totaling $2,100,000 for the family of a woman who passed away after her radiologist failed to diagnose her breast cancer in a timely manner.    A Breast Cancer Diagnosis Delay Led to the Death of a 37-Year-Old Wife and Mother…

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Why Do Surgical Errors Occur?

Surgical errors can occur for a variety of reasons, whether due to inadequate preoperative planning, lack of communication or even a technical error.   What are Surgical Errors?   A surgical error can be defined as an injury caused by a  mistake made during a surgical procedure, that is not a known risk of the…

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An Overview of the Medical Malpractice Statute of Limitations

When you receive treatment from a medical professional, you place trust in their ability to relieve your pain or discomfort through medical intervention. But what happens if you suffer at the hands of that medical professional due to negligence? Medical malpractice lawsuits can be complex, and it is important to note state-specific requirements for filing…

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