Unfortunately, medical malpractice happens far too often and if you have been injured due to medical malpractice, contact one of our Connecticut medical malpractice lawyers. Another example of medical malpractice was reported last week when the New York state health officials informed over 600 patients of Dr. Harvey Finkelstein, anesthesiologist, after learning that the doctor may have put his patients at risk by reusing syringes. They began investigating Finkelstein back in 2005 after two of his patients contracted hepatitis C. In 2005 officials notified 98 epidural recipients of possible infection after the two cases were reported. No additional cases resulted from those tested. The New York Health Commissioner has identified 628 patients that could have been possibly infected from Jan. of 2001 and Jan. 2005.