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Bronx man forgotten about at hospital dies from injury

People in New York are hurt every day or suffer from various illnesses. These people do not always rush to the hospital to receive care, but when they do there is an expectation that they will receive the proper care. They expect the medical professionals at the hospital will conduct the correct tests and make the correct diagnosis to treat the problem. Sometimes the injury may be at a point where nothing can be done, but people expect the medical professionals to do their best.

Boxer receives big settlement in medical malpractice case

People suffer many from different injuries each year in New York. Some of the injuries do not require medical attention, but that is not always the case. Many people need to go and see medical professionals after suffering injuries. Sometimes if they wait too long, the injury can get worse and become a much bigger issue. This can be especially troublesome when doctors misdiagnose an injury initially, which can cause it to get worse.

What is the standard of care and why is it important?

This blog has previously alluded to the standard of care. Determining exactly what the standard of care is constitutes an important component of medical malpractice claims in New York because, if a doctor has not met the standard of care when treating or diagnosing a patient, then he or she can be held liable for negligence and have to pay compensation to his or her patient for any injuries he or she suffered as a result of that negligence.

Possible risks of anesthesia

In a major surgery, a New Yorker who is going under the knife is actually relying on at least two doctors to do their jobs well, the patient's surgeon and his or her anesthesiologist. Most major surgeries could not happen without anesthesia that sedates a person so they do not feel pain, and thus, will not move during the surgery.

Helping New Yorkers in failure to diagnose malpractice claims

Even before they are on the operating table or at the pharmacy, Long Island and Queens residents who have been to the doctor are already putting a lot of trust in him or her. The first, and most basic, thing a doctor does for his or her patients is to tell the patient what is wrong via a formal diagnosis.

Negligent misdiagnosis versus a mistake

When people in Glen Cove or elsewhere on Long Island go to a doctor to get a medical opinion, they naturally expect the diagnosis to be correct, as they should. After all, a doctor's failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a condition can lead to life threatening medical complications in the worst case scenario.

When is a doctor's wrong guess a case of medical malpractice?

Just like other New Yorkers, the residents of Queens and Long Island go to their doctors expecting that they will be able to tell them whether or not they are in good health or, if they are not feeling well, what it is exactly that is ailing them.

How do I pursue a medical malpractice claim?

Being injured by medical neglect can leave you in a difficult position. You will probably face physical pain and suffering, but you might also face serious financial losses in the form of medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages. In order to find a sense of justice and claim compensation for your damages, you may need to consider pursuing a medical malpractice lawsuit. We hope that this post will help give you guidance with regard to the steps that should be taken once you decide to pursue this route.

Hurt by medical malpractice? Consider obtaining legal help

Recently on the blog we discussed breast cancer and how medical professionals go about diagnosing it. This disease, when caught early, is quite treatable. However, like most cancers, once it hits a later stage it can turn deadly regardless of how aggressively it is treated. This is why it is imperative that medical professionals do everything they can to quickly and accurately diagnose medical conditions. A doctor's failure to diagnose can result in a worsened medical condition or death, leaving either the victim or his or her loved ones with extensive physical, emotional, and financial damages.

How is breast cancer diagnosed?

If you keep an ear tuned to the news then you're probably well aware of the prevalence of cancer. There may be many reasons for this. Some might claim that cancer rates are increasing because of unhealthy life changes. Others, though, may make the suggestion that cancer rates only appear to be increasing because diagnostic measures have advanced significantly, allowing medical professionals to identify cancer in patients that years ago would have been missed. Regardless, the truth remains that this terrible disease is still around and affects many individuals and families. Fighting it can be scary and challenging, but an early diagnosis can make all the difference in one's success rate.

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