When you visit a hospital, clinic, or other medical facility, it’s reasonable to assume that your healthcare provider will use accepted standards of care. Unfortunately, medical negligence is incredibly common in the United States, and it often has devastating consequences for patients and their families. Read on to learn a few surprising statistics about medical [...]
Every time you visit a doctor, you are putting your life in someone else’s hands. Although most healthcare providers do whatever they can to ensure the best possible outcome for their patients, mistakes can occur at any stage of diagnosis or treatment. According to The Washington Post, more than 250,000 deaths per year can be [...]
Medication mistakes occur far more often than they should. Every year, up to 7,000 Americans die from complications that can be attributed to medication errors. In an attempt to reduce the number of medication mistakes that occur at healthcare facilities and pharmacies around the country, researchers looked for patterns—and they found at least a few. [...]
5 Reasons to Hire a Skilled Medical Malpractice Attorney Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals must undergo years of education and ongoing training to ensure they are able to provide the best care possible. Despite these requirements, medical errors are a leading cause of death in the United States. According to The Washington Post, researchers [...]
Medical professionals in New York City are some of the best in the world. When people are suffering from a serious health problem, they often come to doctors in the city for treatment. When a medical professional in New York City deviates from the standard of care that they are expected to provide, a patient [...]
Individuals in New York City and throughout the United States rely heavily on their doctors to diagnose and treat any health issues accordingly. When a doctor or nurse does not diagnose a health issue in an effective manner or fails to diagnose the issue at all, the victim may suffer serious consequences and in some [...]
When an individual undergoes a medical procedure, oftentimes they will be administered anesthesia. Anesthesia is used in simple procedures at the dentist and also in major, life-changing surgeries. This is a versatile drug used to make sure the patient is unable to feel the surgery taking place if they are awake and sometimes, puts them [...]
Doctors and other medical professionals are very highly regarded in our society and we literally have to trust them with our lives in the event of a health emergency. With years of school and training, doctors and nurses are required to have all of the skills necessary to keep us healthy and determine what the [...]
Handwashing to prevent the spread of disease is not a new idea, and you are probably used to seeing signs posted in restaurants and other public places in New York...
Choosing to go to the emergency department of a hospital is usually a spur-of-the-moment decision for people in New York who need immediate medical attention. Part of the responsibility of...