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Lack of informed consent may constitute medical malpractice

New Yorkers go to the doctor for a variety of reasons. Some reasons are more serious than others. Sometimes people are simply need a yearly physical or treatment of a basic illness, but others require surgeries and other invasive procedures which may require intrusion into the body. These operations usually require anesthesia, and patients often do not know what is actually happening to them while they are out. Instead, they must trust that medical professionals perform their job duties with the utmost care.

Requirements for nursing homes regarding medical treatment

As people grow older in New York, various medical issues tend to arise. These could be physical problems that affect one's ability to move around on their own. It could also be illnesses that arise and require constant care. Sometimes there are issues which affect the mind like Alzheimer's. People in these situations may need to move into nursing homes to receive the adequate care they need. Because these individuals require this type of care it is very important that the nursing homed properly care for them.

Common defenses to medical malpractice claims

All New Yorkers make mistakes from time-to-time. It is part of being human. The hope is that these mistakes are minor and do not have a major effect on the person who made the mistake or those around them. However, this is not always the case, and sometimes the mistakes cause significant problems to those affected by it. For example, mistakes made by doctors and other medical professionals can change people's lives.

Experts are very important in proving medical malpractice

People in New York have different things they own break down from time to time. For example people may have a car that breaks down and needs repairs done to get it running again or to keep it safe. However, if the mechanic makes a mistake most people will not know what went wrong unless they bring it to another mechanic to look at the problem. This is true for when things go wrong with people's bodies as well and they need to go to the doctor to help them get better.

New York has a high rate of healthcare-associated infections

There are a number of things that people in New York can do to help ensure that they remain healthy. Individuals can eat healthy foods, wash their hands, put ice on injuries, rest, clean cuts and scrapes, and many other things. Taking these steps will not ensure that a person will not get sick or need to go to doctor to treat an injury though. From time to time, individuals do need to go to the doctor in order to receive the proper medical treatment to help them get healthy once again.

Medical malpractice lawsuit settles for $45 million

When people in New York hire others to do work for them, they expect that the job will be done correctly. This is true whether an individual hires a plumber, an electrician, or any other type of service-based profession. However, it is even more important for doctors to do their job correctly. When doctors make mistakes it can cause devastating results.

New York governor to sign new law to help malpractice victims

There are many things that can change people's lives in New York, including marriage, divorce, having children, obtaining or losing a job, and losing a loved one. Suffering a major injury or developing a major disease or illness can also cause a significant setback in one's life.

Signs that a loved one is the victim of nursing home neglect

New Yorkers will continue to age. People can try a number of different things to try and slow the process, but it is inevitable. As people age, some need more assistance in doing daily tasks, while others experience various medical conditions that require someone to provide care for them. Although family members may be able to step in and help out in these instances, many loved ones are unable to provide all the necessary care.

New York appeals court rules when wrongful birth lawsuit starts

There have been many advancements in all areas of life in New York over the years, and it is no different in the medical field. There are constantly new drugs, devices and procedures being developed to improve the current medical practice. Medical professionals can now treat certain conditions much better and diseases and injuries that once killed people now can be healed. There have also been many advances that now allow more people to have children. Many people utilize in vitro fertilization now if they cannot have children on their own.

What is 'res ipsa loquitur' in a medical malpractice case?

Many accidents happen every day in New York. Many of these accidents are somewhat harmless and may require some clean up, but beyond that they do not affect people's lives. However, other accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and completely change one's life and the lives of their families. These types of accidents can be very devastating both physically and financially.

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