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March 2019 Archives

3 signs you should seek a second medical opinion

Even when you feel fine, submitting to a medical examination can be intimidating. If you are in pain, though, having a successful medical visit can seem nearly impossible. Still, you must advocate for your own healthcare. If your regular doctor is not providing the care you need, you may need to seek a second medical opinion. 

The influence of patients on preventing prescription errors

When emphasis is focused on preventing medical errors in New York, many people discuss what doctors, nurses, staff members and other health care professionals can do to eliminate the risks of injuring a patient. However, people seeking medical care also uphold some responsibility to protect themselves by being well informed and prepared to advocate for their health and their safety. 

The price of fines for nursing home violations drops

Nursing homes in New York are under the obligation to treat their patients with respect while offering high-quality care. However, there are undoubtedly times when caregivers and staff members neglect to uphold the promises they have made to residents and their families. When this happens and is discovered by officials through an investigation or audit, the facility in question may be required to pay a fine. In cases of a serious offense, they may be required to shutter their doors for good. 

Why do hospitals hide medical errors?

If you have ever had an issue with a medical error in New York, you may have discovered the hospital was somewhat secretive and pushed you to avoid getting anyone from the outside involved. This is a common practice with hospitals when it comes to medical malpractice, according to the Insurance Journal.

Can medical tests produce false results?

You put a lot of trust in your doctor and other medical providers when you go to them looking for answers to your health problems. Many times as part of the diagnosis process, you will undergo testing. You probably also place a lot of faith in these tests and that they will accurately assist with your diagnosis. However, you may find that this is not always the case when you get a medical test in New York.

What are the risk factors for shoulder dystocia?

While giving birth to a baby in New York is much safer today than it was 100 years ago, birth injuries can and do still occur. One such injury is shoulder dystocia, and according to American Family Physician, it is one of the most frightening emergencies that can occur in the delivery room.

When should you call the doctor during early pregnancy?

Whether you are pregnant for the first time or the fifth time, you will experience a lot of new changes to your body, some of which you may not have experienced during your previous pregnancies. While many of those changes are normal, some symptoms may indicate a bigger problem. For example, while a little bleeding, vaginal discharge and nausea are not abnormal, they could mean something is amiss. When you experience atypical symptoms, you may wonder, should you call your New York OB/GYN? Probably. 

What is elder financial abuse and what are the warning signs?

Elder abuse in nursing homes is far more common than most people would believe, a fact that rings true in New York and throughout the entire U.S. When most people use the term "elder abuse," they are referring to physical, sexual, emotional or even psychological abuse. Many individuals do not associate abuse with money, but the truth is that elder financial exploitation is one of the most common forms of nursing home abuse. If you have a loved one who lives in a nursing home, it is important that you understand what elder financial abuse and how to identify it.

Awards not yet determined in New York malpractice settlement

A recent court settlement of medical malpractice action against an orthopedic surgeon in Hopewell Junction, New York, requires the physician to pay a total of $140 million in damages. As a provision of the settlement, he will not admit to any medical wrongdoing.

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