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July 2014 Archives

Police investigate fatal accident involving pedestrian, truck

The New York City Police Department is continuing to investigate a fatal accident that occurred when a city garbage truck allegedly hit and killed an elderly woman in West Brighton. The woman, 91, was crossing Clove Road when the accident occurred at 7:30 a.m. July 18.

Study reveals 12 most common misdiagnosed diseases

New York residents may have heard of a recent study published by the Internet Journal of Family Practice that revealed 12 commonly misdiagnosed illnesses in the U.S. Sources indicate that improper diagnoses are more common in the medical community than medication errors and wrong-site surgery. A different study's researchers found that 28 percent of 583 reported diagnostic mistakes were life-threatening or led to permanent disability.

Privately owned commuter bus hits 2 pedestrians

A privately owned commuter bus involved in a pedestrian accident on July 14 in New York City. The bus did not have any passengers at the time of the incident, and company officials say that the driver was returning the vehicle to a parking facility. According to police reports, the bus hit two female tourists from Spain around 8 a.m. One suffered a leg injury and the other is reported to have an injured foot, but police suggested that both women are expected to recover.

Pedestrian killed in vehicle accident in Queens

A man was killed in Queens in the early morning of July 5 after being struck by a red Ford Focus. The accident occurred near 92nd Street and Roosevelt Avenue. According to police, the man was crossing the street when he was struck by a drunk driver who then proceeded to hit a parked car. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

Momobile helps pregnant women seek assistance

New York residents may be interested to learn of a new program that seeks to reduce the number of women in the United States who die during childbirth. Currently, the U.S. ranks last in mother mortality rates amongst developed countries and 47th out of 180 countries researched. A new report by the United Nations and World Health Organization shows that two or three women in the United States die every day due to pregnancy-related issues, adding up to about 50,000 annually. These numbers may sound bleak, but Merck for Mothers has started a $500 million initiative to fix them.

New York nursing home staff accused of patient neglect sentenced

Seven staff members who were accused of neglecting a patient at a New York healthcare facility called HighPointe on Michigan all pleaded guilty on July 2. According to the report, the seven individuals were charged after a hidden camera placed in the hospital revealed that they were failing to take care of a disabled resident.

Man dies after cancer misdiagnosis

New York residents might be interested in a recent medical malpractice lawsuit filed by the widow of a well-known American Indian activist. The man, who was the former leader for the American Indian Movement, died at the age of 72 after he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. According to documents filed by his widow, a delayed cancer diagnosis contributed to the man's death.

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