Why Medical Malpractice Caps are Bad for YOU!

In my 25 years of practice I have never seen a proposed NY  “law” that is so anti-consumer, so anti-taxpayer and so pro-insurance company as the proposed caps on damages in medical malpractice cases. These caps are buried within Governor Cuomo’s...

New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Applauds Hospital Merger

As a lawyer who has handled several multi-million dollar cases against the Ira Davenport Hospital (IDH) in Hammondsport, N.Y., I applaud the merger of that hospital and the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, N.Y. WETM-TV recently posted an Associate Press report...

Facts Confirm New York Medical Malpractice Takes Heavy Toll

The Institute of Medicine, a non-profit and non-partisan watchdog group, reports that 98,000 people die in the United States each year as a result of medical malpractice. That converts to an average of 268 people dying daily. Can you imagine the news coverage if,...

Research: Medical Malpractice Payouts NOT on the Rise

Two new independent studies point out the truth that doctors and health care lobbyists are careful to ignore in their rhetoric about malpractice lawsuits: Settlement values are DECREASING, NOT increasing, in medical malpractice cases. The New York Public Interest...