Just 1 in 5 medical malpractice cases end in settlements or judgments for patients, study says

  Only 1 in 5 malpractice claims against doctors leads to a settlement or other payout, according to the most comprehensive study of these claims in two decades. But while doctors and their insurers may be winning most of these challenges, that’s still a lot of fighting. Each year about 1 in 14 doctors is […]

Reuters: Fired first-year lawyer sues New York firm for $77 million!

Lawyer files a lawsuit against his former firm… A first-year attorney at a New York law firm who was fired after boasting about his “superior legal mind” and angering his colleagues has filed a $77 million lawsuit against his former employer. Gregory Berry, a former first-year associate at Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman, accused the […]

Malpractice Update-Peninsula Hospital Closing

The news that the Peninsula Hospital in Far Rockaway is closing is all too familiar. New York is facing an unprecedented medical liability crisis and the cost of insurance continues to outpace all other measures. New Yorkers pay more than $130 million annually in taxes to subsidize the cost of malpractice insurance, yet the premiums […]

New York Post-Thanks for the doctors, New York

  Texas attorney Joseph M. Nixon’s piece in the New York Post this week tells the story of two New York doctors who fled New York’s horrendous legal climate for doctor-friendly Texas, where medical liability rates are much lower.  New York taxpayers paid to educate and train these doctors, but New York law forced them […]

Minivan-drownings suit could cost taxpayers plenty

We as New Yorkers were devastated when we heard the tragic news that LaShanda Armstrong killed herself and three of her four children on April 12 when she drove her minivan into the Hudson River. But New Yorkers should be outraged at the recent news that LaShanda’s estranged boyfriend, Jean Pierre, is suing both the […]

Pay for Lawsuits Before They’ve Been Filed?

The proposal by state comptroller Thomas DiNapoli to set up a lawsuit slush fund paid for by fees from gas drillers shows how backward New York’s legal system really is.  To ask businesses to pay for lawsuits that do not exist is to pour blood in the water and invite trial attorneys to file lawsuits […]