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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 […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
Medical malpractice cases in the state of New York must be brought within the statute of limitations. In New York, the state law starts the clock for the statute of limitations at the time when the negligence occurs. If the malpractice happened in a private or a non-profit hospital, the case must be filed within […]Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
If you are 66 or older and diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, you might receive a prescription for antibiotics. You might be told by your doctor that you’ll be in the clear after a few days. But what if after a few days or even weeks the UTI symptoms are still present? Perhaps your […]Continue reading
Doctors routinely overuse testing for both serious and minor medical conditions. The Annals of Internal Medicine published a study indicating that hospitals reported overuse of testing in the majority of situations. Hospitals were surveyed and presented with practice patterns for two common clinical vignettes: both preoperative evaluation and syncope. The respondents were provided one of […]Continue reading
A new Public Citizen report about obstetric safety finds that the poor childbirth safety record in the United States is linked in part to the failure of practitioners to develop and adhere to standardized practices. The report, released March 12, states bluntly that “childbirth safety outcomes in the United States are dismal compared to other […]Continue reading