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October 2018 Archives

The prevalence rate and common causes of prescription errors

Prescription errors are a common cause of medical malpractice lawsuits and are just as dangerous, if not more so, than physical harms. New York and other states allow victims of medication errors to pursue compensation against the liable party via a medical malpractice claim. However, to do so and to prevail in such a case, plaintiffs must prove that the doctor, pharmacist, nurse or another party was negligent in his or her dealings with the medication and that said negligence is what lead to the prescription error.

Using an urgent care facility for a sick child

When parents recognize that their children are suffering from unusual symptoms it can be unsettling for them to merely disregard their child's discomfort. Often, they struggle with the battle of whether or not their child's symptoms warrant a visit to a medical facility or if they are something that can be treated at home. For many New York families, this decision is complicated by the costs of visiting emergency rooms and receiving emergency medical treatment. 

Hospital accused of lying about location of baby's remains

When people have the need to visit a hospital in New York, they place a large amount of trust in the staff members, health care providers and other medical professionals to provide thorough diagnoses and careful treatment. However, in tragic situations where people end up passing away while at the hospital, staff members are also responsible for providing compassionate care in ensuring the proper transferal of human remains to a place where they will be cared for in a safe, respectful and appropriate environment. 

Surgical errors that may constitute medical malpractice

If you are like most people, you feel safe in the care of doctors and surgeons. However, just like any other professional, health care providers can and do make mistakes. When surgical mistakes occur, they can result in dire and costly health issues. Our New York surgical mistakes attorneys at Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, understand medical malpractice law and fight to uphold patients' rights when a negligent provider has caused them harm.

Nursing homes should keep residents warm in winter

Snowy days in New York City can be fun times for the state’s younger citizens, but it is a different story when it comes to the seniors of the Empire State. As temperatures fall, seniors are at greater health risk if they are exposed to the colder air. This is especially true when it comes to elderly New Yorkers who reside in nursing homes, who may be more infirm than seniors living at home and depend on caregivers to get around.

Why do staff not report neglect and abuse?

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, then you likely rely upon the staff to keep your loved one safe. However, every year, there are reports of neglect and abuse in nursing homes all over New York. Even more frightening are the many cases that go unreported. This may lead you to wonder why the nursing home staff does not report instances of abuse and neglect.

What bladder injuries may occur during labor and delivery?

Pregnancy and childbirth are times of joy for parents in New York. Having a baby puts a lot of strain on your body. You may feel different. You may experience different things after the birth. However, not everything you go through is natural. While a loss of bladder control for a short time is okay, having prolonged issues is not normal. According to the Cleveland Clinic, the bladder and associated muscles and nerves may undergo damage during delivery. This damage may require medical intervention to correct it.

What is a never event?

When you go to a medical facility in New York, you have the right to expect them to care for you properly. It is your right to receive care that is correct and appropriate. Mistakes should never occur. However, they do. Some mistakes are minor in nature while others turn deadly. Never events are errors that should never happen, according to the Patient Safety Network.

How can I choose the right urgent care center?

More and more patients in New York are opting for urgent care. These clinics are suited to injuries and conditions that require immediate care but aren’t life-threatening, such as cold/flu symptoms or minor sprains. While many urgent care centers go above and beyond when treating their patients, it’s still important to choose a clinic wisely to prevent serious issues, such as misdiagnosis, from occurring. EverydayHealth.com recommends asking the following questions when looking for a suitable urgent care center for you and your family.

What are some signs of poor medical care?

When you visit your doctor in Queens, you expect to receive quality care. However, this is not always the case, and poor medical care can lead to serious injuries or conditions that may be life-threatening for some patients. Being able to recognize these signs is crucial, which is why U.S. News & World Report offers the following information.

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