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July 2014 Archives

Assessing the frequency of surgical errors

When a patient prepares for surgery, they expect high-quality care. Unfortunately, surgical mistakes occur from time to time and lead to serious complications, including death. In New York, NY, it is important for patients who are dealing with the consequences of surgical errors to do everything they can to move forward, from physical and emotional therapy to taking legal action.

The dangers of administering antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes

Recent news reports and studies have shown and confirmed the rampant off-label usage of antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes throughout New York, and all of the U.S. These drugs have been approved for the treatment of certain symptoms that are associated with severe mental illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This includes mania symptoms, as well as delusions or hallucinations, according to the Mayo Clinic. A type of neuroleptic medication, these drugs are believed to work by affecting the neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, within the brain.

Poor working conditions for nurses linked to medical errors

Despite the use of modern technology and advancements in medical science, many patients in New York continue to be the victims of hospital negligence In some rare cases, a surgeon may have erred and operated on the wrong site or left objects behind in the body.

Medical malpractice suit dropped in career move?

Pursuing claims against a medical physician or facility can be a long and involved process in New York. There are instances where the situation is complicated even further by the fact that the claimant may be forced to maintain a professional relationship with the party they are attempting to hold liable. In such cases, a person with legitimate medical malpractice concerns may be encouraged by others to withhold or withdraw their complaint.

Medical malpractice throughout the VA

Incidents of negligence on the part of medical professionals can be harmful enough for patients in New York, but systematic failings within a medical establishment or group can be particularly detrimental to maintaining health and safety standards. That's why the conduct of national health providers such as the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs must be considered with increased scrutiny to identify and address claims of hospital negligence and other serious issues.

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