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Can You Sue Your Doctor if a Mistake Is Made?

Posted on January 18th, 2020 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer If your doctor recently made a mistake when treating you, it can be a very confusing and difficult time. You may be wondering if you can file a lawsuit against your doctor or the hospital to be compensated for any harm you suffered. This is a very common question, with a relatively […]

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3 Common Medical Malpractice Cases

Posted on November 24th, 2019 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer Not every doctor has a perfect track record for treating patients. Unfortunately, even after all the training and experience some doctors have, accidents happen and patients find themselves in the middle of medical malpractice lawsuits. If this sounds like what you’re going through, you could benefit from the assistance of a medical […]

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Do You Have To Appear in Court for Medical Malpractice Cases?

Posted on October 5th, 2019 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Medical Malpractice Lawyer If a failure of your physician resulted in you being injured, you may have a case to file a medical malpractice lawsuit. However, many people are intimidated by the idea of appearing in court. If you file a medical malpractice lawsuit, will you have to appear in court? The answer is usually […]

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Antipsychotics Prescribed For Elderly Patients

Posted on November 25th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

The world’s eighth largest drug manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, agreed to pay as much as $2.2 billion earlier this month to settle US probes into the marketing of antipsychotic drugs – including Risperdal – to older adults, children and the disabled. According to a New York Times article The Justice Department has determined that the company promoted […]

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Antipsychotic Drugs and Children

Posted on October 23rd, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

The use of second generation antipsychotic drugs (SGAs) appears to increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes in children, according to a 2001-2008 study by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. While it was previously known that SGAs could double adult users’ chances of developing diabetes, the study suggests that children who are prescribed […]

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Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Surgery and Wrongful Death

Posted on October 14th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for New York citizens and the worldwide population. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2008, 17.3 million people died due to CVD, representing 30% of all global deaths. According to the New York State Department of Health’s comprehensive report, The Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in […]

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Effectiveness and Reliability of the Drugs Presently Prescribed to Treat Hypothyroidism

Posted on August 26th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

According to a recent publication in the Wall Street Journal, some sufferers of hypothyroidism and several associated activist organizations are calling for more thorough screening tests and more effective treatment of the condition. Though studies regarding alternative therapies and medications show conflicting results, Michelle Bickford, the 36 year old founder of the advocacy group, ThyroidChange, […]

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Poor Hygiene and Inadequate Care in Nursing Homes

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

When a loved one is no longer able to live independently due to age or illness, many families decide to place them in the care of a nursing home. According to the Center for Medicare Services, approximately 3.3 million Americans will live in an elder care facility in 2013. In the over 16,000 facilities nationwide, […]

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Recent Johns Hopkins Study Links Certain Brands of Beer to Emergency Room Visits

Posted on August 22nd, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

A New York Times article by Anahad O’Connor titled “Beers Implicated in Emergency Room Visits” addresses some questions raised by a new study at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore which narrows down the five beer brands consumed most often by patents who ended up in the emergency room due to their consumption. The article cites […]

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Informed Consent: Premature Births

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

In 2010, the New England Journal of Medicine published the details of a 2004-2009 study of 1,300 severely premature infants at 23 medical institutions across the United States. The study, called the Surfactant, Positive Pressure and Oxygenation Randomized Trial (SUPPORT), was designed to address a longstanding issue in the care of premature babies: Oxygen, considered […]

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