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January 2017 Archives

Doctor’s incorrect care choices cited as reason for miscarriage

When most hear stories about surgical errors being committed in Kew Gardens, they may likely assume that the victims of these errors were patients who were actively seeking care. Yet what if one’s alleged surgical error led to the death of an unborn fetus? Depending upon the legal view of a fetus in the state where the incident that may have ended its life occurred, liability may indeed be assigned if a provider’s actions were determined to be what terminated the pregnancy.

The guidelines for glove use in healthcare

The image of a doctor snapping a surgical glove onto his or her hand has become emblazoned in the minds of most everyone in New York City. Yet despite gloves being so closely associated with healthcare, many of those that we here at Futterman, Sirotkin and Seinfeld, LLP work often seem to know little about when and when it is not appropriate for a healthcare provider to use gloves during treatment. Knowing what the general guidelines for glove use may be could potentially help you determine a cause should you suffer a hospital-acquired infection.

Asking for a second opinion

The doctors and other healthcare providers that you work with Woodbury no doubt went through years of schooling as well as extensive training to hold positions they currently do. All of that experience should be enough to make you feel completely confident in any diagnosis or opinion that they give, right? We here at Futterman, Sirotkin and Seinfeld, LLP have worked with many clients who have had to suffer due to a provider misdiagnosing their conditions or failing to identify them altogether. In these cases, their troubles may have been avoided by simply seeking a second opinion.

Some things to keep in mind when buying a home

Purchasing a home is a huge step in anyone's life, and while it is extremely exciting, it can also be very stressful due to the various legal implications associated with owning property. There are several things one must keep in mind during the process of looking for and purchasing a home.

Examining emergency and trauma services guidelines

Dramatizations on television may have everyone in Kew Gardens believing that no matter what their ailment or injury may be, it can be treated successfully at any local emergency room. What is lost in this assumption is that there are several different types of hospitals that offer emergency services and trauma care, and that these facilities employ physicians of several different specialties. Surgeons, intensivists and cardiologists typically do not practice in emergency rooms. This gives rise to the question of what kinds of services should be performed in an ER.

What is vasa previa?

You may have heard from medical professionals or close acquaintances in Queens that as you go through pregnancy, the process may cause changes in your body that could increase the risk of complications occurring should you choose to have another child. However, oftentimes it may be only the risks that are communicated but not the causes, leaving you unware of exactly what to be on the lookout for with each of your subsequent pregnancies. One problem that may occur with multiple pregnancies is a condition known as vasa previa.

Understanding heuristics

A question that many in Kew Gardens may have is exactly how do their doctors come up with diagnoses for their medical conditions? While advances in laboratory and radiological science now offer healthcare providers a bevy of tests to help confirm or disprove a preliminary diagnosis, many may still rely on certain indicators or their own experience when making medical conclusions. Statistics seem to show that this does not always work. Information compiled by The Institute of Medicine and shared by the Mercola website shows that roughly 12 million diagnostic errors occur in America every year.

Nursing home officials accused of covering up abuse cases

Incidents of nursing home neglect in Kew Gardens are often shocking and abhorrent, yet at least the families of those housed at such facilities can rest assured that their administrators take such offenses very seriously. However, even that security is often not guaranteed. Allegations of abuse can often sully a facility’s reputation, which may prompt nursing home officials to try and deal with such cases “in house.” However, the law requires that such incidents be reported. Facility administrators and supervisors hoping to avoid outside scrutiny may therefore be tempted to falsify records.

Can a doctor be liable for a baby’s undiagnosed heart condition?

If you and your spouse or partner are like most expecting parents in Queens, then you likely await the arrival of your child with great anticipation as well as angst. While you are no doubt excited about your new addition, you may also be nervous about the baby’s development. Complications that can arise during fetal development can include congenital heart defects. If such a condition is missed and your baby ultimately dies because of it, can you hold the doctor who failed to diagnose it responsible?

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