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Monday, April 5, 2021

New York State Senate Passes Bill Removing COVID-19 Immunity For Nursing Homes And Hospitals

By uberuser

The New York State Senate has voted to repeal protections which had previously granted legal immunity to health care facilities, administrators, and executives during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Treatment Protection Act (A3397/S5117) was passed on last week by a 63-0 unanimous decision. The plan outlines a new level of transparency that must be met by…

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lavern’s Law Passes The New York Legislature

By Stephen Wagner III

On the last day of the regular legislative session this year, both the New York State Assembly and Senate passed a bill that would help victims of cancer misdiagnoses hold negligent doctors and hospitals accountable.  The legislation is a version of what has been called “Lavern’s Law”, after Lavern Wilkinson. Tragically, Ms. Wilkinson died in 2013 from…

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Dangers of IVC Filters & Your Legal Rights

By Louis Grandelli

Blood clots which develop inside the pelvis and legs are referred to as deep vein thrombosis (“DVT”). DVTs, while usually not life threatening, have the potential to travel to the lungs and cause death as a result of cutting off blood flow to the lungs. Inferior Vena Cava (“IVC”) filters are designed to “catch” blood…

Friday, September 4, 2015

New York Legislature Rejects Law That Would Assist Medical Malpractice Victims

By Louis Grandelli

Despite strong support from the New York Assembly, State Senate, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, this past summer Senate majority leader John. J. Flanagan rejected a bill, Lavern’s Law, that would have afforded many medical malpractice victims their opportunity to bring a cause of action. New York law gives medical malpractice victims two and a half…

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