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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.

Common reasons for medical malpractice claims

People see doctors every day in New York. Sometimes it is for routine check-ups, because they have the flu or another common illnesses or because of minor injuries that need medical treatment. However, others go to the doctor for much more serious matters such as major surgeries or medical procedures, such as chemotherapy, to treat chronic or life-threatening illnesses. Most times these surgeries and medical procedures are as successful as they can be, but there are always things that can go wrong.

Bronx man forgotten about at hospital dies from injury

People in New York are hurt every day or suffer from various illnesses. These people do not always rush to the hospital to receive care, but when they do there is an expectation that they will receive the proper care. They expect the medical professionals at the hospital will conduct the correct tests and make the correct diagnosis to treat the problem. Sometimes the injury may be at a point where nothing can be done, but people expect the medical professionals to do their best.

Boxer receives big settlement in medical malpractice case

People suffer many from different injuries each year in New York. Some of the injuries do not require medical attention, but that is not always the case. Many people need to go and see medical professionals after suffering injuries. Sometimes if they wait too long, the injury can get worse and become a much bigger issue. This can be especially troublesome when doctors misdiagnose an injury initially, which can cause it to get worse.

What is the standard of care and why is it important?

This blog has previously alluded to the standard of care. Determining exactly what the standard of care is constitutes an important component of medical malpractice claims in New York because, if a doctor has not met the standard of care when treating or diagnosing a patient, then he or she can be held liable for negligence and have to pay compensation to his or her patient for any injuries he or she suffered as a result of that negligence.

Possible risks of anesthesia

In a major surgery, a New Yorker who is going under the knife is actually relying on at least two doctors to do their jobs well, the patient's surgeon and his or her anesthesiologist. Most major surgeries could not happen without anesthesia that sedates a person so they do not feel pain, and thus, will not move during the surgery.

Helping New Yorkers in failure to diagnose malpractice claims

Even before they are on the operating table or at the pharmacy, Long Island and Queens residents who have been to the doctor are already putting a lot of trust in him or her. The first, and most basic, thing a doctor does for his or her patients is to tell the patient what is wrong via a formal diagnosis.

Negligent misdiagnosis versus a mistake

When people in Glen Cove or elsewhere on Long Island go to a doctor to get a medical opinion, they naturally expect the diagnosis to be correct, as they should. After all, a doctor's failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis of a condition can lead to life threatening medical complications in the worst case scenario.

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