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September 2012 Archives

Man dies from heart attack in emergency room lobby

People in New York are aware of the symptoms of a heart attack. They also know how serious a heart attack can be. When left untreated, it can cause major complications and even death.

Man pleads guilty in case of unlicensed surgeries in New York

Mentioned previously on our blog is the case of two men who recruited clients at a spa in Queens and provided cosmetic medical procedures. Here is an update on that case. According to the New York Attorney General's office, one man pled guilty to performing unlicensed cosmetic surgeries on women. Unfortunately, surgical error is inevitable in cases like these.

New York nursing home plagued with drug errors

The decision to place a loved one in a nursing home is never easy. But that decision is made easier if families can go to sleep at night knowing that the facility is providing the kind of care and treatment that they could never provide at home, including management of medications. This is why it is so difficult to hear instances of nursing facilities and staff members making medication errors and failing to provide that standard of care.

NYC releases number paid out for medical errors

New York City paid out $134 million this year for medical errors at its public hospitals. For the fiscal year ending on June 30, there were 270 medical malpractice cases completed. The amount paid is slightly less than last year's $135 million.

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