It doesn't matter whether a Nassau County doctor just made a mistake, failed to find an appropriate diagnosis or was negligent in ordering a prescription, all of these can constitute medical malpractice. When many people in Suffolk think about medical malpractice, they are thinking of accidental substandard medical care; rarely do they think of a doctor intentionally committing malpractice.
It is always important to pay attention while operating a motor vehicle, whether it is while driving down a residential street, on a highway or even while parking a car. When a driver is distracted or otherwise unable to control his or her vehicle while parking, he or she could cause serious injuries. Sadly, that is exactly what happened in an upstate New York accident on the Cornell University campus.
New York drivers may be a bit relieved to hear that this last year has seen the lowest number of fatal accidents since the federal government first started recording the data in 1921. There are many reasons for the decline, but one of them is that the types of cars on the streets of Nassau County are inherently safer.
You would think that in today's computerized world, more medication prescriptions would be printed out. But all too many New York doctors persist in handwriting prescriptions on a pad, often with handwriting so illegible that it is the frequent butt of jokes by late-night comedians. But the subject is no laughing matter to Long Island patients who are the victims of prescription errors, some of which can result in serious injury and even death.
It seems as if there are fatal accidents happening all the time in New York City. With the large number of people and the hustle and bustle of city life, it is extremely important that drivers take care to avoid a pedestrian accident. Sadly, there are some drivers who take exceptional risks when it comes to pedestrians, including drinking and driving.
We've all seen it before: someone is driving down the highway, changing lanes without using a turn signal and cutting someone off. In some situations the driver who is cut off is able to stop in time to avoid an accident; in others, the cars collide. When a New York driver is hurt in a car accident because another motorist failed to use a turn signal, he or she may be able to file a lawsuit against the motorist for his or her pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills.
A 59-year-old woman is recovering in Elmhurst Medical Center after she was hit while waiting at a bus stop in Brooklyn recently. This New York City pedestrian accident happened near the intersection with Graham and Montrose avenues in the early morning late last month. While the driver of the 2004 Ford Crown Victoria drove off, leaving the woman screaming on the side of the street, police were able to track the suspected hit-and-run driver down and he eventually turned himself in.
In New York and other states throughout the country, healthcare providers and insurance companies are embracing the idea that victims of medical malpractice deserve a sincere apology. On the surface, this appears to be simple common sense. In fact, openly acknowledging mistakes and making amends when necessary is a life skill that most people are taught at a very young age.
With the strong football tradition in New York, there may be many people in Nassau County who are following the numerous lawsuits against the NFL for their supposed role in players' traumatic brain injuries. Many former players have filed lawsuits against the football league, claiming that it was hiding just what a blow to the head could do to players in the long run.