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June 2013 Archives

Dementia patient missing due to alleged nursing home neglect

Making the decision to place a parent or grandparent in a nursing home is an emotionally difficult one. For some seniors who can no longer care for themselves because of dementia or medical conditions, it is often the only solution to provide for their safety, health and well being. The family who places a loved one in the care of the nursing home has the reasonable expectation that the staff will provide the important care that the patient requires.

Multiple doctor errors suffered by Queens woman

Every physician takes the Hippocratic oath, vowing to do no harm. In fact, most doctors center their lives on helping others. Unfortunately, doctor errors do happen, disrupting the vital trust that we have in medical professionals.

Jury awards $5.2 million in nursing home neglect case

Nursing home neglect is becoming an epidemic in our nation. One study reported on by the National Center on Elder Abuse found that 95 percent of residents experienced an act of neglect or knew of a fellow patient that had been neglected. Even more shocking, the 2011 New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for every case reported, 24 are not. One recent case emphasizes that facilities should be held accountable for nursing home negligence.

Doctor error at top New York hospital: wrong kidney removed

Although doctors deserve the utmost respect for the service they provide each day, when a doctor error causes harm, it is tough to ignore, especially when it happens at one of New York’s finest teaching hospitals.

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