Medical Malpractice Resources & Information

Federal Resources:

Part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this organization is the lead federal agency dedicated to “advancing excellence in healthcare.” Find information on this site pertaining to research on healthcare quality, patient safety, clinical information, data, and surveys.

The CDC website provides information designed to protect patients and healthcare workers, and to promote safety and quality in support of infection control in healthcare settings.

The FDA website contains information about drug approvals, warnings, and recalls, along with information on medical devices and additional pharmaceutical-related regulatory information.

This site serves as the FDA gateway for finding clinically-important safety information and reporting serious problems with medical products.

Public Resources:

Find information on safety measures for medical patients, certification requirements for physicians, and pertinent news on healthcare quality. This site also allows you to search a national database to find a board certified physician.

To educate and protect patients through awareness of hospital acquired infections, this organization supports patient advocacy and provides health and safety guidelines, as well as patient support information.

This nonprofit site was established to encourage patients in treatment to ask the tough questions of their medical team regarding surgical risks, the doctors’ skill and experience, and safe care procedures. (Note: While the organization stopped posting new content in 2012, their archives are still accessible and contain a good deal of useful information.)

This nonprofit organization offers research and findings on medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes to enable healthcare professionals to provide quality patient care.

Comprised of members from the healthcare profession, this foundation’s primary goal is to prevent patient injury through early and appropriate response to evident and potential problems.

New York Resources:

This frequently asked questions page is focused on helping the public better understand the office’s role, and the state’s physician discipline program, when a patient has a medical complaint or when medical negligence is discovered.

This website was created in conjunction with the New York Patient Health Information and Quality Improvement Act of 2000 to make it possible for all citizens of New York to get information about physicians.