Pediatrics

Pursuing Evidence Behind Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects involve a structural abnormality of the heart that exists at birth. While overall rare, usually affecting 1% of all births, congenital heart defects are one of the most common birth defects in babies.


The Critical Role of Documentation in the Medical and Surgical Management of Children

Critical to the defense of any medical malpractice claim at trial is neutralizing and eliminating sympathy from the pool of prospective jurors that will ultimately render a verdict as to whether the defendant physician is liable for the patient-plaintiff’s injuries. This is especially true when the injured party is a child.


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Martin Clearwater & Bell LLC is proud to announce their recognition in the 2020 edition of U.S. News–Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” MCB is regionally ranked in the following practice areas in NYC: Medical Malpractice Law–Defendants, Legal Malpractice Law–Defendants, and Personal Injury...


Experienced Pediatric Physiatrist Brings Specialized Care to St. Charles Rehabilitation

Patricia Tan, MD, FAAPMR, a pediatric physiatrist with more than 30 years of experience, has joined St. Charles Hospital, which is an established leader in rehabilitation on Long Island and beyond.


Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Brings Comprehensive Pediatric Neurosurgical Care to Long Island

The pediatric neurosurgery program at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital provides individualized care delivered by a team of specialists, who address issues such as craniosynostosis, deep-seated brain tumors, Moyamoya disease and other neurological conditions.


Neurological Surgery, P.C., Provides World-Class Care for Children Facing Brain Surgery

John A. Grant, MD, FACS, BCh, MB, neurosurgeon and Director of Pediatric Brain Tumors with the Long Island Brain Tumor Center at Neurological Surgery, P.C., offers reassurance for families with children who have brain tumors or malformations.


Legal Considerations in Prescribing Opioids to Pediatric Patients

The opioid epidemic is not limited to adults. A 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health estimated that approximately 891,000 adolescents between the ages of 12 to 17 misused opioids in the prior year. Abuse of prescription drugs is often an easy gateway to illegal substance abuse...


Is the Office-based Pediatrician Liable for Pediatric Obesity?

Early-onset obesity in America has been termed an “epidemic.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 17 percent of American children are obese. Obesity is defined as a body mass index of greater than or equal to the 95th percentile. Aside from the extra cost of...


NewYork-Presbyterian Queens: Excelling in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

From early management of high-risk pregnancies to a Rapid Response Team for maternal hemorrhage, the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Queens seeks to ensure patient safety through pregnancy, delivery and beyond.


Don’t Let the Zika Virus Bite You, Too: Obstetricians and Legal Liability

As warmer weather returns, mosquitoes will reemerge from hibernation. The Zika virus made headlines last year as studies revealed it was associated with microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndrome, particularly in Brazil and the Caribbean. Zika was first identified in the mid 20th century...