Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP
Free Consultations *
For Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Matters Only
toll free: 866-679-2513
Kew Gardens: 718-577-2573
Woodbury: 516-681-0250
contact Menu
We continue to be here for you as we monitor the current COVID-19 health crisis. Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld remains open. Our staff is working remotely and the firm will continue to be functional and operational.
You can reach all of us via email or leave a message on our phone extensions and we will return the calls as quickly as possible.
We are concerned about the health and safety of all of our clients and wish all of you the best during these difficult times.

Over 60 Years In Queens County

Thank you so much for all your help. You are a true God send and I feel blessed for having your assistance. Wishing you and your family well wishes and a Happy New Year too!

Thank you for “services rendered” to my complete satisfaction. On that note, a special thank you to Judy Ramirez and Veronica Fuentes for their many contributions. With your knowledge and experience...

Thank you for doing such a great job representing my son on the purchase of his condo. As I am sure you could tell, he was very nervous about the whole thing, been waiting for the other shoe to...

On behalf of the family of the Estate of Marlene U., I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the law firm of Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP for its unwavering commitment...

I feel blessed that somehow your firm in and my life crossed because the result is the quality of my mother’s life in respect to current and future needs is secure …

Dear Martin and Ira, thank you so much for working so hard on my case for so many years. My life changed 10 years ago when this occurred. I'm glad this chapter of my life has closed.

Just wanted to express how happy I am with your firm. I have known you for over 15 years starting with the purchase of my first home and when I continued utilizing your services when...

Words can not fully express how grateful and impressed I am with your outstanding services. Working with you and your staff not only made me feel comfortable and reassured but ...

I wanted to express my sincere gratitude for your efforts over the last two years regarding my case. Your attention to the details surrounding-my case was second to none...

Me sentir bien comoda con mi dos abogados, el Sr. Martin y el Sr. Futterman, que me trataron mi caso con mucha delicadeza y puecieron mucho tiempo en mi case

Read More Testimonials
view our Practice areas

4 common medication mistakes doctors make

Medical malpractice lawsuits are, unfortunately, common throughout the country. In a recent case, one woman with undiagnosed glaucoma was able to successfully sue her doctor for negligence. 

There are many ways doctors and nurses can be negligent on the job. Mistakes can happen, and in many cases, they relate to a patient's medication. It is vital for patients to question their doctors and seek second opinions so they can be certain one of the following errors has not occurred. 

1. Misdiagnosis leads to wrong medication

Misdiagnoses occur frequently when a doctor believes a patient has one condition when, in actuality, the patient has another. In an attempt to correct the wrongful diagnosis, the doctor may prescribe medication that will not aid the individual. In some cases, it will actively harm the person without the medical condition. 

2. Wrongful dosages

When a patient needs to receive medication at the hospital, it is vital for the doctors and nurses to provide the right amount. Too little of the medication may not be enough for the individual to see any improvement. Too much of a drug can lead to additional complications, such as an overdose. 

3. Drug allergies

Some people are allergic to certain medications. This is why doctors always need to inquire about a patient's medical history. While doctors can undoubtedly make mistakes, it is critical for patients to be aware of any allergies they have and to communicate them effectively. When doctors hand you the medical form ahead of time, it is crucial to complete it in its entirety. 

4. Miscommunication

Doctors' sloppy handwriting leads to numerous people losing their lives every year. One way this occurs is if the doctor writes a dosage to give a patient, but a nurse misreads a number or decimal point. Additionally, many drug names look alike on paper, which can lead to further confusion. A patient may have a medical malpractice claim if evidence exists showing the doctor's handwriting led to harm. 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Privacy Policy | Law Firm Marketing by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.