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Hospital Negligence Archives

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.

What is patient profiling?

When you go to see a doctor in New York, you likely expect that he or she will take you seriously and look at your symptoms to come to a diagnosis. However, if you become a victim of patient profiling, your symptoms and the results of testing or exams may not even play into the diagnosis the doctor gives you. This is what makes it such a dangerous thing.

Un-medicated c-section blamed on hospital's negligence

When people are preparing to receive a procedure or treatment at a hospital in New York, they often place their life and physical well-being in the hands of experienced medical professionals who have been trained to provide thorough and proper care. However, there are times when poor communication, misunderstanding, carelessness and even recklessness on the part of hospital staff can create a very real danger for the patients they are supposed to be helping. 

Understanding your rights as a health care patient

When you go to your doctor, you may uphold the same belief as many other people; that your wellbeing is solely in the hands of the people caring for you. While this is true to a point, you also have patient rights. These entitlements are designed to protect you and give you the highest possible chance at receiving quality and compassionate care. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we have helped many people in New York to effectively deal with the consequences of medical malpractice. 

How and why hospital air becomes contaminated

While recovering in a New York City hospital, it is important for patients to breathe in air free of deadly pathogens. However, not all health care facilities maintain quality air as they should. In fact, according to Hughes Environmental, the Centers for Disease Control estimates as many as 1.7 million people contract infections from staying in a hospital. Many of these infections are due to contaminants carried by the hospital’s air.

Can waking up during surgery be traumatizing?

The act of opening up a person during an operation is a major reason why many patients do not want to be aware of their own operations as they occur. Fortunately, general anesthesia is enough to keep a person sedated while the surgery is in progress, sparing them from any disturbing sights and sounds. However, a report from New York’s WLNY station revealed that some patients do wake up during surgery with traumatizing results.

What is C. diff?

When you enter a hospital, whether you are sick or going in for surgery, you expect to be made healthier while you are there. However, in some cases, the hospital environment leads to further infection and illness. One such issue involved Clostridium difficile or C. diff.

How employee burnout can lead to medical malpractice

When it comes to medical errors and negligence, many New Yorkers might not realize that the issue is one that continues to plague the health care industry. Many physicians and nurses are not the cold and callous individuals that many people think they are. Instead, patients are finding themselves in danger of receiving bad care because the very professionals they must rely on are overworked and burnout. 

A closer look at how you can stay safe in the hospital

You have just received word that your upcoming health care treatment is going to require a prolonged stay at a hospital in New York. While that thought may be met with hesitation in regards to putting your life and routine on hold temporarily, you should also be thinking about your safety during your time at the hospital. At Futterman, Sirotkin & Seinfeld, LLP, we understand the risks that hospital patients face when they put their lives in the hands of health care professionals. 

Know what to look for in a reputable hospital

The thought of having to visit the hospital is rarely a positive one for many people in New York. Often, hospital visits are unexpected and the result of an injury, an unexplained illness or persistent health concerns. When people are choosing which hospital to visit, their commitment to doing research and comparing reviews can go a long way in determining the kind of treatment they will receive. 

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