Undergoing any kind of surgical procedure can be an incredibly scary experience, considering that even minor surgeries are associated with potential risks and complications. Patients’ health and safety can be especially compromised in cases where surgeons and/or attending medical staff make preventable mistakes. The truth of the matter is that completely avoidable surgical errors occur every year, resulting in serious and fatal injuries to some patients.
The effective treatment of many different forms of cancer largely depends upon early detection and intervention. That is why New York physicians and other medical professionals are trained on how to accurately detect the early symptoms of cancer, as well as implement the necessary treatments as quickly as possible. After all, failing to do so can have catastrophic consequences for cancer patients and their families. Many patients and patient advocates are raising awareness to the fact that while incidents of medical negligence are damaging enough, current state malpractice guidelines are hurting patients as well.
While many people are not entirely comfortable with the idea of their loved ones living in a long-term care facility, they understand that nursing homes often offer a level of specialized attention and care that they cannot provide at home. After all, nursing home staff and medical professionals are trained to manage everything from daily medication administration to emergency situations. That is why it can be especially disheartening and disturbing to learn that nursing home facilities can also be sites of elder abuse and neglect. Recognizing the various kinds and symptoms of abuse can go a long way to help protect the rights and safety of nursing home patients.
If you or a loved one has had the terrible experience of suffering a birth injury in New York, you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that not only are such injuries the leading cause of infant deaths, but one in 33 babies will be born with a birth defect.