Medical malpractice is a serious concern in the healthcare industry in Manhattan, adversely impacting the lives of patients and their families. A research report by Medscape sheds light on the specialties most susceptible to malpractice lawsuits. Based on this "Physicians and Malpractice Report" published on October 26th, 2023, here is an in-depth analysis of the 22 physician specialties and their frequencies at which they face malpractice lawsuits.

Choose an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Manhattan, New York who can find evidence to prove liability of the negligent doctors and hospitals, and fight hard to maximize your financial compensation.

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Medical malpractice is not a rare occurrence, especially in the state of New York, which has the highest medical malpractice lawsuit per capita in the country. Singer Marty Balin from Jefferson Airplane fell prey to one such malpractice in NYC in 2016. Balin, famous for being the co-founder lead singer of the band Jefferson Airplane, had a horrific experience at a Manhattan Hospital when the doctors' negligence resulted in the loss of half his tongue, an amputated thumb, and a paralyzed vocal cord.

Read more: How Medical Malpractice Put Singer’s Career in Jeopardy

An obstetrician at a NY hospital used the forceps so forcefully during delivering a baby that the baby's head was internally detached from the spine, leading to the newborn's immediate death. According to the NY Post, Mother Megan Stirnweiss, 23, was devastated and proceeded to file a suit against her Long Island doctor.

Read more: Mom Alleges Doctor’s Use of Forceps Caused Death of Newborn

The U.S. is currently undergoing a drug shortage due to supply issues that affect how pharmacies are preparing and/or dispensing drug products for patients. This generally occurs when prescribers need to use an alternative drug of a similar agent.

Read more: Drug Shortage is Causing Doctor Errors and Medical Malpractice

In 1998, a famous comedian called Dana Carvey, made the difficult decision to undergo a double bypass surgery to clear a blocked artery – a decision that he would later come to regret.

According to Carvey, his family has a history of high cholesterol, and he had previously undergone three unsuccessful angioplasties in 1997 to try and alleviate the problems he had been experiencing from the complications that this had caused. In Carvey’s own words, “doctors convinced [him] that surgery was an effective way to resolve the recurring blockage of [his] arteries,” and he decided to undergo open-heart surgery so that he could continue with his life and career unimpeded.

Read more: Comedian Dana Carvey Sues Cardiac Surgeon for Life-Threatening Surgical Error


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