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October 2017 Archives

True vs false labor

For families that are expecting in New York City (particularly those couples set to become first-time parents), the final few weeks of pregnancy can be filled with excitement. All of those involved look forward to that moment when they realize that it is time to go to the hospital to have their babies. Perhaps that is why few things are more disheartening than making such a visit, only to be then sent home. False labor is common in pregnancy. However, if a woman is sent home when her labor is truly progressing, every minute she and her baby are not being monitored could increase the risk of complications. So when should one be sent home for false labor? 

Reviewing patient visitation rights

When discussing cases of hospital negligence, most in Queens may think that any problems in such scenarios would be squarely focused on a patient's care. Yet what about the circumstances of a patient's care? While the primary reason that patients are admitted to a hospital or medical center is so that they can be under the direct supervision of caregivers, putting one in the ideal environment to heal and recover is just as important. To achieve such an environment, one needs to be removed from the distractions and stresses of his or her daily life. That can include keeping him or her separated from certain people. 

Lawsuit alleges doctor botched simple laparoscopic procedure

For those in New York City who are the victims of a surgical error, the suffering that they experience may go far beyond the physical impact of the error. They may experience serious complications because of it, requiring them to take extended time away from their careers in order to recover. Then there is the emotional scarring that they may be left to deal with. Not only could the physical limitations that their problems leave them with be debilitating, but it may be next to impossible for them to recover the same level of trust they once had in the healthcare system. Knowing this, it may be clear to see why such victims seek compensation. 

Why are you and your doctor speaking different languages?

You will likely be the first to admit that you do not have the level of clinical knowledge the many doctors practicing in Queens possess. At the same time, those doctors also need to recognize that you are the world's foremost authority on yourself. However, getting both sides to understand that is often difficult. At times it may even seem as though the two of you are not speaking the same language. 

Lawsuits claim doctor held himself out as board-certified surgeon

For one seeking medical or surgical treatment in Queens, the question of whether or not a doctor is board-certified to perform the services that he or she advertises may never even come up. That is likely because most may simply trust that a provider would never dare to attempt procedures that he or she is not authorized to do. Yet it should be remembered that doctors and surgeons (especially those operating out of clinics) are also essentially small business owners. Thus, if they can offer services that might increase their clientele, one may not put it past them to do it (even without the right credentials). 

Interviewing a nursing home administrator

When New York City residents begin looking into which local nursing homes they should commit the care of their loved ones to, their primary concern is likely the potential of their family members or friends experiencing abuse at the hands of caretakers. Such concerns are well-founded, given that information shared by ABC News shows that abuse has been reported to occur in as many as 1 in 3 U.S. nursing homes. One might think that the way of avoiding facilities that have poor resident complaint records is simply to do a little bit of research. After all, such complaints must always be reported, right? 

How a short sale works in New York

If you are having problems making your mortgage payments on time, you may be considering various solutions. The best option for you depends greatly on your individual circumstances and priorities.

Damage caps limit woman from collecting all of $5.8 million award

People in New York City may be shocked to hear of the high jury awards handed out in medical malpractice cases. Perhaps it is due to the inordinate amounts given in such lawsuits that causes so many to dismiss them as simple attempts by dissatisfied people to get rich quick. In reality, the plaintiffs in most medical malpractice lawsuits have suffered greatly due to the apparent negligence of healthcare providers in whom they placed their trust. That suffering is often costly. However, regulations often mean that the may never be able to collect on the total amounts that they are awarded. 

Should you go with a midwife?

If you have recently discovered that you are expecting, then right now you are probably neck-deep in information about choosing the best healthcare provider in Queens to help see you through your pregnancy. More and more women in recent years have found those to be midwives. Indeed, information shared by The Atlantic shows that in 2013, midwives were the lead providers in 9 percent of the births that occurred in the U.S. Statistics such as this one as well as opinions that others have shared with you have likely got you thinking whether you should select a midwife to help deliver your baby. 

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