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Insurers May Act in Bad Faith When Medical Mistakes and Surgical Errors Occur

Insurers May Act in Bad Faith When Medical Mistakes and Surgical Errors Occur

Surgeons have medical malpractice insurance coverage in order to provide compensation to victims in cases where surgical errors occur. Malpractice insurance providers have multiple legal obligations, both to doctors who are their policyholders and to victims of surgical mistakes who seek compensation for losses.  These insurers often end up negotiating with patients or their family Read More »

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Surgical Black Box Helps Prevent Errors & Medical Malpractice

Surgical Black Box Helps Prevent Errors & Medical Malpractice

Several states throughout the country have bills pending which would give patients the right to have surgical procedures videotaped or otherwise recorded. One such bill, called Raina’s Law, is being considered in New York and is named after a woman who died during surgery as a result of anesthesiologist negligence. Another, Assembly Bill 255 or Read More »

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Some Bronx Doctors More Prone to Surgical Errors

Some Bronx Doctors More Prone to Surgical Errors

Surgical errors happen every day in the United States and have significant and profound consequences for patients. Surgical errors happen with common procedures, including prostate removal, hip replacement, and knee replacement, even though these procedures are performed hundreds of times per year. Some doctors are significantly more likely than others to make mistakes.  Patients who Read More »

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Medical Misdiagnosis Can Have Serious Consequences for Bronx Patients

Medical Misdiagnosis Can Have Serious Consequences for Bronx Patients

Patients throughout the Bronx can be badly harmed by a misdiagnosis made by a medical professional. When a doctor makes an error and fails to diagnose a patient with a serious medical condition, a patient’s treatment can be delayed, making the patient’s health problems worse or even irreversible. A failure to correctly diagnose a serious medical condition can have life-changing or fatal Read More »

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Fatal Hospital Infections Serious Problem in New York, Nationwide

Fatal Hospital Infections Serious Problem in New York, Nationwide

Hospitals should be places sick people go to get healthy. Unfortunately, many people sustain serious or life-threatening infections in hospitals often due to mistakes made by doctors, nurses and other medical professionals. Consumer Reports recently analyzed hospitals nationwide and discovered a disturbing trend among many hospitals. Antibiotics normally used to treat infections are actually part Read More »

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Surgical Mistakes Often Kept Secret By Hospitals and Care Providers

Surgical Mistakes Often Kept Secret By Hospitals and Care Providers

The public deserves to know when medical care providers and hospitals make mistakes resulting in patient harm. Unfortunately, many malpractice settlements come with confidentiality agreements preventing injured patients from speaking out about their stories. Patients do not learn how frequently surgical errors occur as a result of these confidential settlements, which means patients cannot make informed Read More »

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