People who live in New York and who must face the tough decision of how to best provide care for their aging relatives know how hard and upsetting this can be. It can be difficult to wrap one's mind around the fact that a person they once knew as strong and able to take care of them and of themselves now needs such help. It can be even more difficult to think about the fact that the person might be mistreated by the very individuals who are tasked with caring for them.
When you have a parent or other elder loved one living in a New York nursing home, you likely expect that he or she will receive regular, adequate care, but unfortunately, this is not always the case in many nursing home and assisted living environments. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we understand that nursing home residents with mobility issues need to reposition themselves periodically to avoid developing bedsores. We also recognize that many nursing home residents do not get the mobility help they need, which can potentially lead to a wide range of medical complications.
Having an anesthesiologist place you under anesthesia can prove highly unnerving, but more than 40 million patients across New York and the nation are “put under” every year. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we recognize that anytime medical professionals place you under anesthesia, you face certain dangers, and there is potential for error and hardship anytime you receive treatment using anesthesia.
When you check into a New York hospital in anticipation of giving birth, your main goal is probably to have a smooth, easy delivery so you can leave soon after with a happy, healthy baby. Regrettably, though, not all births are simple and seamless, and when they become particularly difficult, your physician may need to use forceps to help remove your baby from the birth canal.
When you go in for surgery, you place your life in the hands of those operating on you. You may go into the operating room with the notion that the surgeon performing the procedure will give you their undistracted attention and concentrate fully on your operation. Yet, distractions occur and some medical professional’s thirst for more money may have them dividing their attention amongst a variety of things while performing your procedure.
Imagine being admitted to the hospital for a procedure or treatment expecting to feel better when you leave, only to get sicker from an infection you acquired while hospitalized. You and other New York residents may be interested in learning about Legionnaires’ disease in healthcare settings.
Watching your parents age and become less able to take care of themselves can prove tremendously difficult, and so, too, can making the decision to place one or both of them into a nursing home or assisted living facility. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we recognize that many nursing homes across New York and the nation lack adequate staff, and that this can dramatically affect the quality of care your loved one will receive while living in them.
When patients get ready to undergo a surgical procedure or are seen to receive a medical diagnosis, they rely on the medical professionals to take care of them. Although people may believe that the surgeons, assistants and physicians operating on them will perform to the best of their ability, medical mistakes and errors can and do happen. Medical errors come in third as a leading cause of death, following heart disease and cancer. What causes medical errors and what can be done to minimize their effect on patients?
Americans put their trust in medical professionals who treat them. In fact, nurses and other medical professionals are some of the most trusted people in the country.