When patients are told that they need surgery, they should have the right to know the background of the surgeon who is performing the operation. Especially important to the patient is whether the surgeon has a history of making surgical errors. Knowing this information gives the patient the power to enter into the surgical procedure with confidence in their doctor's skills.
Although this story is not directly related to medical malpractice but is more a medical or pharmaceutical product liability issue, it is none the less important to New York patients of pain clinics and other medical facilities that utilize injected steroids in its practice. No doubt many New York residents have seen the numerous reports involving tainted steroids and the deadly outbreak of fungal meningitis spreading across the country. Now the officers and executives behind the company, New England Compounding Center, responsible for the outbreak have been named as defendants in a civil lawsuit aimed at freezing their personal and business assets.
Even though buses are one of the most common and economical mode of transportation, they are not exempt from danger. Unfortunately, buses often cause severe accidents because of their sheer size and lack of quick maneuverability. And tragically, bus accidents often seem even more heartbreaking since they often carry small or young children - who can be more prone or vulnerable to injuries.
Tragically, a mother of three children died recently in a New York hospital while trying to provide a life-saving kidney donation for her younger brother. The 41-year-old woman succumbed to excess bleeding after a surgeon cut her aorta, a major blood vessel, on the operating table during the transplant operation.