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Medical Malpractice and the Dangers of Blood Thinning Drugs

Medical Malpractice and the Dangers of Blood Thinning Drugs by Jonathan C. Reiter

New York City, NY top attorney, handles airline injuries & death, MTA, bus accidents, wrongful death, construction, medical malpractice, and doctors errors cases. Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter consistently delivers results. Also known as anticoagulants, blood thinners are frequently prescribed drugs that work by slowing down the clotting mechanism in human blood. This act can eliminate […]

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Plastic Surgery Medical Mistakes New York City Medical Errors Lawyer Explains

Because most plastic surgery procedures are voluntary rather than medically necessary, people don’t often feel the same stress level or anxiety about “going under the knife.” For many patients, cosmetic procedures are about improving their self-esteem and feeling more confident. Everyone has the right to be their best self, and cosmetic surgery is a perfectly […]

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醫務人員未能診斷疾病 應該被起訴嗎

(Can I Sue My Medical Professional For Failure to Diagnose a Medical Condition?) 醫療失誤是美國第三大致死原因 – 僅次於心臟病和癌症。據研究,每年因為醫生、醫院或醫療專業人員的失誤死亡的人數超過25萬。 談到醫療失誤,很多人聯想到的是醫生在病人的錯誤部位做了手術、藥師給錯藥物等,實際上,醫師沒有正確診斷出疾病,或者診斷失誤, 也會對病患造成傷害。   常見的診斷失誤   醫生有責任辨認病人的各種疾病和疾病症狀,許多疾病的患者如果沒有及時治療,可能會因此喪命。醫生還必須知道問哪些問題來確定病人的健康狀況,因為一般病人不一定清楚哪些症狀是有問題的,哪些是沒有危害的。 但是,醫生在診斷疾病時,也可能犯錯誤。以下是幾種常見的醫療失誤情況。 未能診斷疾病 – 醫生在某些情況下, 完全沒有診斷出病人症狀和疾病之間的關係,以致沒有告訴患者正確的疾病,導致病患可能在之後幾個月或幾年內都不知道自己身患疾病。當患者知道自己身體不健康時,通常為時已晚,已經錯失治療機會。 誤診 – 還有一種情況是醫生給患者作出錯誤的疾病診斷。例如,患者心臟病發作時,急診室的醫生可能誤診爲消化不良。 延遲診斷 – 延遲診斷指醫生花費太多時間才確診患者罹患某種疾病。 例如,醫生按照偏頭痛症狀治療病人幾個月或幾年之後,才做相應檢查,發現診斷出病人罹患腦腫瘤。 以上任何一個診斷失誤都會對患者造成長期的嚴重損害。在某些情況下,診斷失誤可能導致死亡。   未能診斷疾病屬於醫療事故嗎?   醫生未能診斷疾病並不代表患者一定會發生醫療事故的情況。要成立醫療事故,患者必須合乎確認醫療事故的所有要素。 醫病關係的照護責任 – 首先,病人必須能夠證明醫生沒有盡到做為醫生照護病人的責任。為此,患者必須證明接受醫生的診斷時,雙方存在醫病關係。例如,如果您在雞尾酒會遇到一位醫生並向其諮詢腳踝扭傷的問題,您可能很難證明你們之間是醫病關係。 違背醫病照護責任 – 患者還必須能夠證明醫生脫離了醫病照護責任的標準。誤診情況,通常是指醫生忽視或誤解了患者的體徵或症狀,未能安排正確的檢查方法以正確診斷疾病。有時醫生安排了檢查,但忽略或誤解了檢查結果。例如,X光、乳房X光檢查或CT掃描可能顯示出癌症跡象,但放射科醫師沒能正確解釋檢查結果。同樣,血液檢查可能會顯示疾病證據,如貧血、癌症或感染,但醫師可能未能識別結果,也未能根據結果採取相應診療措施。另外,在誤診情況下,醫生可能開給病人不需要的藥物,往往對患者造成額外的傷害。 診斷失誤導致患者受到傷害 – 有時雖然醫生沒有盡到做為醫生的責任,但患者無法成立護責任。在誤診情況下,這沒有因此受到傷害,那麼醫療事故訴訟是無法成立的。在誤診、未能診斷和/或延誤診斷的案例中,成案的原因是看患者的病情是否因為沒有被正確診斷和治療,導致病情惡化,甚至失去治癒疾病的可能,或者病人健康狀況因此變更糟。例如,如果醫生在可治癒的早期階段未能診斷出惡性腫瘤,則腫瘤可能會擴散到其他器官,甚至導致死亡。 同樣,如果醫生誤診患者是胃病症狀,而實際情況是心臟病發作,那麼結果可能是致命的。如果及時診斷和治療可以治愈疾病,而醫生的疏忽診斷導致患者病情嚴重惡化,甚至死亡, 那麼這就足以提出醫療事故訴訟。   律師公告 以前的案件結果不能保證或預測未來案件會有類似結果。損失補償取決於每個案件發生的事實、環境、遭受傷害和損失程度以及案件責任人等多方面因素。   Jonathan […]

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手術部位出錯 我可以提出訴訟嗎?

手術部位出錯 我可以提出訴訟嗎?(Can I sue for suffering from wrong-site surgery?)

大多數人準備接受手術的時候,通常會擔心手術的成果與否,康復好壞, 而不會擔心醫生在他們身體錯誤的部位動手術。 然而有報告指出, 醫生在病人錯誤部位開刀的事故在美國每週發生40起,這對患者創傷很大。通常患者必須在正確的部位立即再做一次手術。但是萬一醫生切錯了器官或者截錯了肢,那個後果不可想像。 不幸的是,這類事故比許多人想象的要多。曾經在美國羅德島一家醫院一位病人做了三次頭部手術,每次醫生都在頸部錯誤的部位開刀。在美國,錯誤部位手術每年發生1300到2700起。 保護自己,預防錯誤部位手術 健康安全專家建議預防錯誤部位手術的做法如下。 與醫生溝通 − 手術開始前要與外科醫生溝通,討論手術的具體細節。也可以與麻醉科醫生溝通,確保每個人對將要進行的手術理解一致。 與護士等醫務人員確認− 一個手術需要一組專業醫療團隊,包括護士、住院醫生、外科技術人員和麻醉人員等。 如果有機會與您的醫療團隊溝通,請和他們確認他們了解您將進行的手術。 詢問醫院的錯誤部位手術的歷史 − 患者有權瞭解醫院或手術中心的安全記錄,也可以詢問醫院有無相關證書和認證。 錯誤部位手術發生後,您有哪些合法權利 如果您認為自己是錯誤部位手術的受害者,您可以提起醫療事故訴訟。醫療事故訴訟過程複雜,可能涉及多個被告。除醫生之外,病人可能會起訴護理人員和其他醫務人員,也可能針對醫院或手術中心提起訴訟。 要確立一個醫療事故案件,病人必須能夠證明以下索賠的基本要素。 確立醫患關係 − 必須能夠證明患者與疏忽行事的醫生或其他醫療專業人員之間存在醫患關係。例如,如果你的鄰居是一名骨科醫生,你在家門口拿信時順便向他諮詢如何處理自己扭傷的手腕,這種情況下要證明你們之間是醫患關係可能很困難。 證明醫生過失 – 必須能夠證明醫生在治療病人時曾有過失。比起普通人,對醫生有更高的醫療行爲標準。患者必須能證明醫生偏離了其專業領域內標準的醫生行爲標準。 確認過失造成傷害 – 病人還必須證明醫生的疏忽行事是病人受害的原因。如果病人沒有因醫生的過失而受到任何傷害,病人的醫療事故索賠就不會成功。 傷害使病人蒙受損失 – 病人必須證明自己因傷害蒙受損失,包括醫療費用、工資損失、情緒困擾、疼痛和其他類型的損失。 受害患者迅速採取行動來保護自己的權益也很重要。大部分司法管轄區對醫療事故索賠有嚴格規定,包括不長的法定時效規定。患者可能需要取得一份宣誓書或類似的文件,文件由專家或同一專業的其他醫生聲明他認為患者的醫生偏離了醫療標準。由於醫療錯誤的情況非常復雜,大多數病人應該選擇經驗豐富的律師幫助。 律師公告: 以前的案件結果不能保證或預測未來案件會有類似結果。損失補償取決於每個案件發生的事實、環境、遭受傷害和損失程度以及案件責任人等多方面因素。 ◆ Jonathan C. Reiter Law Firm, PLLC 地址:The Empire State Building (帝國大廈) 350 5th Avenue ‧ Suite 6400 New York, NY […]

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Lenox Hill Hospital

A 652-bed teaching hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital is located in the Lenox Hill neighborhood at 100 E. 77th Street. This 652-bed on the Upper East Side of Manhattan serves mostly patients from Manhattan, but other patients are admitted from Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Long Island and throughout the tri-state region. Anyone who suspects negligence after treatment should speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

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Bellevue Hospital Center

Bellevue Hospital Center at 462 1st Avenue has 828 beds and experiences 115,797 emergency room visits each year. Bellevue had a higher rate of infections compared to hospitals in other states, according to a New York State Department of Health Report in 2009. Anyone who is injured by the negligence of a doctor or nurse at this Manhattan hospital, the oldest in the United States, will need an experienced attorney with experience and resources needed to take aggressive action.

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New York Presbyterian-Lower Manhattan Hospital

Lower Manhattan Hospital at 170 William Street in New York is one of the main campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital. This hospital, with 170 beds, provides a range of inpatient and outpatient services. According to an article in the New York Post, New York-Presbyterian scored 18 percent below average for patient safety in a ranking of hospitals by Consumer Reports magazine. Patients who suspect medical malpractice should not hesitate to arrange a consultation with a New York City attorney who can investigate and hold the negligent medical care provider accountable.

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Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The main hospital known as the Petrie Division is located at First Avenue and 16th Street. But Mount Sinai Beth Israel has other campuses, including Phillips Ambulatory Care Center at Union Square. Mount Sinai Beth Israel is a teaching hospital with 1,368 beds. If you suffered any form of negligence while being treated at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, take action immediately to protect your rights.

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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at 1275 York Avenue in Manhattan provides cancer care to patients. The hospital is composed of two institutions: Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, which provides patient care, and the Sloan Kettering Institute, which is focused on research. Patients who suspect a failure to diagnose cancer or some other type of hospital negligence can contact a lawyer to discuss options.

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Mount Sinai Hospital

Mount Sinai Hospital at One Gustave L. Levy Place is a 1,048-bed facility founded in 1852. It is one of the oldest and largest teaching hospitals in the country. Consumer Reports rated Mount Sinai 31 percent below average for patient safety. If you or a loved one was a victim of medical malpractice at any Manhattan hospital, don’t wait to contact an attorney to find out if you have a case. You may be entitled to compensation.

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St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center at 1111 Amsterdam Avenue was ranked No. 14 out of the 30 worst hospitals for patient safety, as identified by Consumer Reports. The magazine examined four key measures of patient safety: hospital-acquired infections, readmissions and the quality of communication between staff and patients in regard to medications and discharge planning.

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New York-Presbyterian/ Columbia University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center at 630 West 168th Street was described by a lawmaker as having “horrendous conditions.” Emergency room wait times last an average of 85 minutes, which rank among New York’s 10 worst. Any patient who was treated at the 995-bed hospital in Washington Heights and suspects negligence should not hesitate to speak with an attorney for a free consultation.

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Harlem Hospital Center

Harlem Hospital Center at 506 Malcolm X Blvd. received a 20 on a 1-to-100 scale gauging patient safety by Consumer Reports. The hospital received the second worst score in the nation, according to a New York Post report. Harlem Hospital told Consumer Reports it needs to improve in some areas, according to the Post. The hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital with 272 beds.