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What to Do if You Are Injured in the Emergency Room

An emergency room’s fast-paced environment can sometimes result in medical errors. If an emergency room doctor fails to adhere to the accepted standards of care, a patient could be injured as a result of their mistakes. Below, the medical malpractice attorneys at Sullivan Papain Block McGrath Coffinas and Cannavo P.C. outline what may be considered…

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When You’re Injured By a Defective Medical Device

There are a variety of medical devices on the market that can play an essential role in treating patient injuries, relieving pain or improving mobility. For many patients, innovative medical devices are crucial to upholding their quality of life and being independent. However, it’s important to note that certain medical devices such as artificial joints…

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Coffinas and Shifren Secure a $900,000 Settlement for Victim of Medical Malpractice

In a King’s County on April 8th, 2021, SPBMCC Firm Partner Eleni Coffinas and Associate Elyssa Shifren obtained a $900,000 settlement for a medical malpractice victim who suffered nerve damage during surgery.   Malpractice During Surgery Leads to Patient’s Foot Drop   The patient, who is a man in his 30’s, had undergone varicose vein…

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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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