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What Is a Retained Surgical Item?

What Is a Retained Surgical Item? - Medical Malpractice Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter

New York City, NY – Top attorney, handles medical malpractice, doctors errors, wrongful death, airline injuries & death, MTA, bus accidents, and construction cases. Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter consistently delivers results. Americans undergo around 28 million surgeries every year. When a person undergoes surgery, doctors and nurses often need to use a variety of surgical instruments, […]

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Is Lasik More Dangerous Than You Think?

Is Lasik More Dangerous Than You Think? - Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter

New York City, NY – Top attorney, handles doctors errors, wrongful death, medical malpractice, airline injuries & death, MTA, bus accidents, and construction cases. Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter consistently delivers results. If you grew up wearing glasses and spent your teen years or part of adulthood dealing with dry eyes and painful corneal scratches that […]

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5 New Technologies That Might Reduce Medical Mistakes

5 New Technologies That Might Reduce Medical Mistakes - Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter

New York City, NY top attorney, handles medical malpractice, wrongful death, doctors errors cases, airline injuries & death, MTA, bus accidents, and construction cases. Attorney Jonathan C. Reiter consistently delivers results. Medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the United States, outpacing everything but cancer and heart disease. According to a study published […]

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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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