In a previous post, Erb’s Palsy, also known as brachial palsy, Erb-Duchenned paralysis, or Klumpke paralysis, was defined as a birth injury that results in damage to the upper nerves in the brachial plexus network. Your baby can experience an extended period of weakness and loss of motion. The injury typically occurs during your baby’s delivery. It happens in primarily three different ways.
Physical therapy in nursing home rehabilitation centers in New York and across the U.S. often improves patients’ quality of life. However, here at Futterman Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP, we see cases where too much rehab has led to injury for a family’s loved one. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, ultrahigh therapy involves a minimum of 720 minutes each week of physical exertion, an inappropriate rehabilitation standard for some seniors. We understand that you may not be aware that the therapy your loved one is receiving is too aggressive, as the expense is often billed to Medicare.
There are many quality hospitals in New York City and Queens. However, even doctors in the most reputable medical centers may make mistakes. If you were the victim of a hospital error, you may face serious and potentially life-threatening complications. The Institute of Medicine estimates that each year, between 210,000 and 440,000 people suffer from preventable, fatal accidents in medical facilities across the country.
In recent years, there has been a great deal of concern over Lyme disease. This tick-borne bacterial infection can be found throughout North America, but tends to be more prevalent in the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada. Therefore, New York residents have good reason to be concerned. Many people who have spent time in areas where deer ticks are to be found may have been infected with Lyme disease, yet have not been correctly diagnosed with the illness.