When you present to an ER in New York City, you likely do so only because you believe you need immediate care. In such a potentially stressful situation, it may be difficult to hear that you have to wait to be seen. Just how long should you expect to wait, and when should you start to be concerned to you may be getting overlooked?
Thanks to extensive research into the science supporting the pharmaceutical industry in recent years, there may be a “magic pill” out there for just about any ailment. If you have an elderly friend or family member that has been asked to follow a strict drug regimen, then entrusting his or her care to a nursing home or long-term care facility may seem like a good course of action. Unfortunately, we here at Futterman, Sirotkin and Seinfeld, LLP have seen too many cases where caregivers tend to rely too heavily on drugs to manage their patients’ moods and behavior. Understanding the dangers of overmedicating may be vital to guaranteeing your loved one’s safety in such a place.
There may be many times where Queens residents would like the benefit of having a “do-over.” Unfortunately, there are certain situations and areas of life where such a thing simply is not possible. One would have to list surgery as being among them. People typically go into their surgical procedures expecting the expertise of their surgeons and other providers to solve their medical problems, not make them worse. Sadly, if and when surgical errors do occur, providers may not be able to perform the same operation again to correct any earlier missteps.
Even with the many advances made on obstetrical medicine in recent years, the risk of birth injuries remains ever present. One of the more common causes of such injuries is delays in the delivery process. For as many different factors as there are that may complicate a baby’s delivery, there may be just as many potentially harmful outcomes. One of these is an infant cephalohematoma.