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The plaintiff is appealing orders from the Supreme Court of New York County that denied their motions for summary judgment in regard to liability.

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The record in this case shows that the defendant obtained malpractice insurance coverage from the plaintiff. The defendant made an effort to limit the amount of the premium to be paid to $165,000. However, it is clear that the plaintiff advised the defendant that the amount of premium to be charged would depend on information that was to be supplied by the defendant and the rates would be established by the Superintendent of Insurance.

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While the legal profession exists in order to assist people with various legal problems, sometimes clients feel that the legal professional is the source of the problem. In a recent case, a husband and wife are suing their lawyer for negligence. In this case, the couple claims, the lawyer’s unreasonable delays lead to the expiration of the statute of limitations, explains a Lawyer.

In this case, the Manhattan doctor involved was sued by several patients within a six month period. The number of lawsuits brought against the doctor over the extremely short period of time suggested that the doctor was acting negligently and would have resulted in a strong case for the couple.

The husband, who was the patient in this case, was treated for a broken ankle which required surgery. The surgery was improperly performed and two follow up surgeries took place to correct the errors from the original procedure. The resulting pain and suffering the couple faced, along with the economic damages from the additional medical procedures, were the reason for the lawsuit stated a Long Island rep.

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Medical malpractice is a very they have been the victim of negligence at the hands of their doctor, they like to know that they have a legal recourse to recover economic damages for their pain and suffering.

With the advent of tort reform, those victims of medical malpractice are seeing their rights being chipped away until there is not much left. Already, in some states, lawyers will not take medical malpractice cases, because the amount the victim may recover is limited – limited in such a manner that their medical expenses and legal expenses will never be fully recovered, reported a Lawyer.

Consider the case of a family that did choose to file a med mal lawsuit, after a serious medical error caused catastrophic injuries to their child. When the child was in hospital, the doctors negligently prescribed a dose of nutrients that turned out to be 100 times stronger than was necessary. The baby went into cardiac arrest and became blind and developed cerebral palsy. Her life will never be what it could have been, had it not been for the doctor’s malpractice, outlined the New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer.

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