When patients are told that they need surgery, they should have the right to know the background of the surgeon who is performing the operation. Especially important to the patient is whether the surgeon has a history of making surgical errors. Knowing this information gives the patient the power to enter into the surgical procedure with confidence in their doctor's skills.
When you make the decision to go to the hospital to receive treatment for a serious condition, the last thing that you hope for is to return to that hospital within days of your release because of a mistake made on the part of the hospital. Yet these kinds of events happen more often than you may realize and, when they do, it is important to hold that hospital responsible.
When you have an elderly parent or relative that requires more care than you can provide, the choice is often made to place them in a nursing home. While many nursing homes in New York work hard to provide exceptional patient care, there are still some facilities where improper medications are administered, infections go untreated and bedsores are ignored. When these types of things occur due to nursing home neglect, there are legal avenues the family of the patient can follow to get help.
Many of us have difficulty performing job duties or other important tasks while distracted. Employees who are distracted by aside conversations or other stimuli tend to exhibit a decrease in productivity and an increase in mistakes and errors. A new study shows that surgeons are no different and that, when distracted, the likelihood of surgical errors occurring greatly increases.