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October 2013 Archives

Avoiding adverse drug events in New York nursing homes

For many Queens, New York, residents, a nursing home is a place where their beloved elders and patients are well taken care of. Unfortunately, there are cases of nursing home residents dying because of negligence. Nursing home negligence may range from failure to prevent bed sores, to failure to monitor patients to other nursing home abuses. However, a nursing home error - adverse drug events - have been found as the cause of nursing home deaths every year.

Surgical errors risk cosmetic surgery

Today, most people find a person beautiful if that person has a great body and nice physical features. Due to such a stereotype, cosmetic surgery has been very popular since it was introduced. There may be a time where residents in Queens, New York, considers cosmetic surgery to improve their personal appearance. Despite the advantages, cosmetic surgery is not exempt from surgical errors, such as wrong-site surgery, anesthesia errors and post-surgical complications.

Misdiagnosis common in medical malpractice cases

Cancer is one of worst diseases that challenge many Americans, including those from Queens, every year. In New York state, for example, 2013 has seen more than 100,000 new cases of cancer. For this reason, accurate diagnosis of diseases and conditions is essential for saving patient lives from the complications and possible deaths of mistreated diseases. Unfortunately, cancer misdiagnosis does occur.

Avoidable doctor errors may be spreading infections

The word "infection" for many New Yorkers means something that is simple and curable. The unfolding Affordable Care Act, however, has made the scrutiny of health-care practices a topic of recent hearings. Even early on, details on the spread of infections in the nation's hospitals is proving somewhat alarming.

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