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July 2017 Archives

Common cancer diagnosis mistakes

Finding out you have cancer is probably one of the top scariest things you could ever imagine happening to you. Every day people are getting a cancer diagnosis in New York. However, every day there are also people who are seeing a doctor and not getting the proper diagnosis. Leaving cancer undiagnosed is a serious issue that we at Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP do not want to see happen.

What are the risks of general anesthesia?

If you are about to have surgery in a New York hospital, you may wonder about the risks of general anesthesia, which is routinely used in surgical procedures. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld LLP, we often see people suffering from hospital negligence who were uninformed. Making sure you understand your procedure and the risks can enable you to be a better patient and help avoid negligence issues.

Cosmetic surgeon’s license suspended for the second time

Most patients seeking medical and surgical treatment in Queens likely place an inherent level of trust in their healthcare providers. The reason for this is not doubt due to the assumption that they have to be qualified in order to practice. However, many people are often shocked to find out that doctors and surgeons who once treated them were later criticized for poor work or even reprimanded. A suspension or revocation of a provider’s license typically accompanies such disciplinary action. Sadly, that often comes too late to help those affected by a negligent doctor’s actions.

Detailing Klumpke’s Palsy

Those first few moments shared between parents and their newborns in Kew Gardens are some that are almost sure to last a lifetime. Unfortunately, they can often be marred if and when babies experience birth injuries during the delivery process. In many cases, those injuries may be minor and could eventually clear up on their own. In others, however, parents may be forced to seek surgical intervention for their newborns and. In some cases, prepare themselves for months or even years of rehabilitation and treatment.

Lawyer reprimanded in botched medical malpractice claim

Those in Queens who feel as though they have suffered due to the error of a doctor or surgeon may feel justified in pursuing compensation. However, the emotion that they feel may need to be tempered by the knowledge that initiating legal action is a complex process that mandates certain requirements be met. Typically, one can rely on the assistance of an attorney to provide that legal knowledge. Yet if one’s attorney also gets swept up in the emotion surrounding one’s story, who is left to then ensure that one’s case is handled properly?

The difference between hospitals and surgical centers

The words “you need surgery” are likely ones that you hope to never have to hear from your doctor in Kew Gardens. Yet in certain cases, surgical intervention may be your best hope at overcoming whatever condition you may be dealing with. As many of those with whom we here at Futterman, Sirotkin and Seinfeld, LLP will tell you, no surgical procedure is routine, and none is without risks. What risks you may face could depend on the type of procedure you have done, as well as the environment that it is performed in.

How short sales work in New York

When homeowners begin having trouble making mortgage payments, many try to deal with this issue by placing their house on the market. However, what happens if your home went down in value since you bought it, and now you owe more than you could possibly get for it?

Reviewing the standards of care for nursing homes

If the time has come to consider handing over the daily support of a loved one to a nursing home in Kew Gardens, you might reasonably have some concerns about the care he or she will receive. Unfortunately, many who were once in your same position have since had to seek our services here at Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP due to their family members or friends having been abused or neglected. Safeguarding your loved from such abuse may seem difficult due to different nursing homes run by private companies being allowed to establish their own differing policies and procedures. Yet did you know that each is still required to follow the same standards of care?

Detailing the problem of overdiagnosing

Many in Woodbury may subscribe to the age-old notion that “it is better to be safe than sorry.” One area where most would think that this idea certainly applies is healthcare. Recent years have seen an increased emphasis placed on living healthy lifestyles amongst the general population, which includes routine visits to one’s primary care physician. Yet while this had helped to grow the field of preventative medicine, and unintended consequence of this shift towards managing one’s health is an increase in the people being overdiagnosed.

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