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Category: Medical Malpractice

Maureen Keegan of Basch & Keegan Obtains $1 Million Settlement For Woman Who Had Healthy Kidney Removed

Dec 31, 2019
Maureen Keegan recently negotiated a $1 million settlement in a medical malpractice lawsuit involving a woman who suffered the removal of her healthy kidney when a doctor mistook a benign...

How Birth Injuries Differ From Birth Defects

Jan 22, 2019
It is easy to be confused by the difference between a birth injury and a birth defect. While both devastating, they are fundamentally very different.

Birth Defect Awareness Month

Jan 9, 2019
January is “Birth Defect Awareness” month. This is a good time to discuss the sensitive topic of birth defects.

Basch & Keegan Settles Multi-Million Dollar Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Jul 21, 2017
Attorneys John A. DeGasperis and Eli B. Basch negotiated a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of an Albany County woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to hospital and physician malpractice. This...

Rule Allows Residents & Families to Sue Nursing Homes for Abuse & Neglect

Apr 3, 2017
Last fall, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a broad revision of nursing home regulations. The goal? To help improve care for the country’s 1.4 million nursing home residents....

A Big Win for The Rights of the Elderly & Their Families

Oct 14, 2016
On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services issued a rule that prohibits any nursing home that receives federal funding from requiring that...

Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes Can Be Unnecessary and Dangerous

Oct 28, 2015
In what is now a frowned-upon practice, many nursing home residents are prescribed unnecessary antipsychotic medications. Some researchers believe that a full 25% of all nursing home residents are currently...

Revised Rating System of Nursing Homes Causes Local Facilities’ Ratings to Fall

May 27, 2015
Local nursing homes in both Dutchess and Orange County now hold lower quality ratings, according to Medicare’s five-star rating system. Medicare has long rated nursing homes across the country on...