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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.