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January 2014 Archives

New York jury awards $62 million to victim of surgical error

Finally, years after a botched operation and an 8-week trial, a New York jury has awarded $62 million to a woman who lost both legs and had damaged hearing after what should have been routine surgery in a renowned hospital.

Woman pleads guilty in New York nursing home abuse case

Many families in Queens, New York, make the difficult decision to entrust the care of aging loved ones to a nursing home. Along with the emotional stress, families often have to sacrifice part of their income to pay for a nursing home. However, not all nursing care facilities offer the best services, falling short of expectations and causing harm to their patients.

Failure to diagnose cancer is a common medical error

Failure to diagnose cancer places the lives of patients at grave risk. Often, a person attributes early cancer symptoms to other diseases. However, the failure to diagnose cancer is not only a problem for many patients in Queens, New York, it is also a problem for their doctors.

Does robotic surgery really benefit New York patients?

Many hospitals in Queens, New York, find robotic surgery as a gift of technology. Despite that, the advanced medical apparatus is facing numerous criticisms regarding worsened conditions of patients, potential medical errors and unreported adverse effects.

Even routine surgeries carry risk of serious injuries or death

What started out as a routine surgical procedure on a healthy 13-year-old girl has turned into a family tragedy. Two parents have now petitioned a court to stop a hospital from removing their daughter from life support.

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