Every time you walk into a New York City doctor's office or hospital, you essentially put your life into another person's hands. The wrong diagnosis, prescription and even understaffing can greatly affect your health. While you would hope that medical errors are rare occurrences, studies being conducted show that they happen more often than you think. In fact some people may actually have been the victim of a hospital error or doctor's mistake without even knowing it.
For many couples in New York City, the expected arrival of a new baby is an exciting period of time. There is a nursery to be decorated, the receiving of congratulations from family members and friends and baby showers to attend. In addition, expectant mothers and fathers have the exhilaration of feeling the baby kick, hearing the heartbeat for the first time and other experiences associated with the growth of new life. The last thing they expect is to be the victims of medical malpractice that results in the loss of that baby.
Whenever you make a serious error at work, you can generally expect a serious consequence to follow. You could be written up, placed on probation, have your professional license yanked or even lose your job. Therefore, it would only make sense to assume that when doctors in New York City are found guilty of making serious medical errors, they would be subjected to the same types of disciplinary action. Surprisingly, while many doctors are given a reprimand or have to pay a fine, they are still allowed to continue practicing medicine, which could put other patients at risk.