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June 2017 Archives

Does your local hospital report all of its medical errors?

When you enter into hospital or other healthcare facility in Queens, you likely do so with the expectation that not only is its staff fully capable of seeing to your every medical need, but also that any incidents or errors that may have occurred in the past have better prepared them to avoid having such complication affect you. Yet that may not necessarily be the case. Why? Because statistics seem to indicate that many medical errors and adverse events go unreported.

Defining the causes of pediatric facial nerve paralysis

For new parents in New York, perhaps nothing is better than the emotion felt the first time they look into their newborn babies’ faces. Sadly, the joy that comes with delivery can be marred if mothers and/or babies experience complications. One such complication that can affect that first moment shared between parents and babies is a condition known as pediatric facial nerve palsy, or the loss of controllable movement in a baby’s face.

Woman fights to retain full jury award in malpractice case

When pursuing claims of medical malpractice in Kew Gardens, many are surprised to discover that state laws often put a cap on the amount of damages that one may receive. Typically, such caps are imposed on non-economic damages such as pain and suffering because such things may be difficult to quantify. Some may argue, however, that such caps imply that the emotional trauma one may experience for a minor issue is equal to that one is forced to endure after a major health crisis or complication.

Are nursing home residents at risk of identity theft?

If you have a loved one living in one of New York’s many nursing homes and care centers, then you are likely constantly on the lookout for signs that indicate he or she may be experiencing abuse at the hands of his or her caretakers. Often, such signs will manifest themselves in the form of bruises or scarring. Yet what about the signs that you cannot see? Could your loved one be experiencing abuse without you (or even him or her) knowing about it?

Man’s cancer spreads after doctors fail to spot it in scans

When one goes to the see a doctor in Queens, it typically is for a specific reason. When that reason is in response to an accident or illness, the expectation may be that the providers who treat him or her will not only look for the causes of what prompted his or her visit, but any other apparent ailments, as well. If clinicians are so focused on a single issue, they may overlook problems that, were they paying closing attention, may be readily apparent. A failure to spot such issues could result in life-threatening delays in rendering treatment.

Investigating cybersecurity in hospitals

Most of the concerns New York City residents bring to us here at Futterman, Sirotkin, and Seinfeld regarding their healthcare surrounds their treatment, not their security. Like most, you may think that the only dangerous intruders in a hospital are those microscopic bugs threatening to follow you home. However, with all the news that has surfaced in recent years regarding cyberattacks, is it realistic to think that the healthcare industry is immune to such threats? If it is not, is your local hospital or medical center is taking adequate step to protect you from such risks?

3 reasons for mortgage modification denials

Financial challenges affect many Americans, whether from a sudden change in circumstances or a gradual descent into debt. In fact, they are so common that, according to Forbes, one in four people in the U.S. deal with symptoms resembling PTSD as a result. If you are in this group, you may be looking into options to mitigate the burden of your financial responsibilities. Mortgages are one of the biggest expenses for many people, so a modification may seem ideal.

Identifying potential post-operative problem indicators

Like most people in Queens who have to undergo surgical treatment, you likely view your ordeal as being over once you come out of surgery. However, we here at Futterman, Sirotkin, and Seinfeld, LLP have a long list of past clients who may tell you that the end of surgery can signal the onset of a whole new range of issues. Post-surgical complications are common in healthcare, with many of them causing problems that could be even greater than the ones that you initially sought treatment for. What is so troubling about these types of medical errors is that many are easily preventable.

Detailing the potential dangers of labor induction

Expectant parents in New York City typically cannot wait for the arrival of their little ones. In some cases, that term is taken literally, as many parents long for the delivery process to begin, both to welcome their newborns and end the physical stress that pregnancy can put on a mother. In such cases, a doctor may feel like inducing labor is warranted. Labor induction is extremely common in the U.S., with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report it as occurring in 23.3 percent of all single birth cases as recently as 2012.

Which is more dangerous: a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis?

You may likely assume that medical malpractice lawsuits in Kew Gardens typically arise from cases where doctors committed an error during surgery or prescribed a patient the wrong medication. While such errors do indeed represent a significant contribution to the overall number of medical malpractice claims in the U.S., diagnostic errors actually outnumber them (at least according to information shared by the National Center for Policy Analysis). There are actually two different types of diagnostic mistakes: misdiagnoses and delayed diagnoses. The question is which is more dangerous?

Highlighting the issue of poor dental care in nursing homes

If asked to imagine cases of nursing home abuse and/or neglect, most in Woodbury would likely conjure up images of staff members physically or sexually assaulting residents, or leaving them for hours and hours without any sort of care at all. While the aforementioned examples certainly are a cause for concern, there is another form of neglect that nursing home residents may be subject to that is much less subtle, and thus often overlooked: poor dental hygiene practices.

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