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Major malpractice cases draw attention to New York

There are many medical malpractice lawsuits currently in courts throughout New York and the rest of America. For example, there is currently a class-action lawsuit against New York's health system due to a phishing attack the led to the leaking of protected health information.

Serious injuries can result from needless heart surgery

When a New Yorker and people across the nation are suffering from heart disease and other heart-related issues, they will take advice from their physician to address the problem. This can include many strategies including medication and surgery. However, while surgical procedures can be effective, there are dangers with them such as hospital-related infections and other serious injuries. Recent research indicates that people with certain heart issues who had surgery to treat it might not have needed to do so. For those injured or who died because of any potentially unnecessary surgery, it might be wise to file a legal claim for compensation.

Study examines common areas of medical misdiagnosis

New Yorkers who are having a medical issue, illness or condition will visit a doctor or a hospital for an examination to find the problem and try to solve it. Whether it is a minor or major health concern, there is an expectation that the accurate medical diagnosis will be made. If it is not, the problem can worsen. A misdiagnosis, a delayed diagnosis or a diagnosis that is completely missed can lead to serious health complications and even death. For people who have been impacted by these egregious medical mistakes, it is imperative to have legal advice on how to proceed with a lawsuit.

Maternal death related to pregnancy on the rise in the U.S.

For New Yorkers, having a child is one of the most exciting and important moments of their lives. Obscured by the euphoria, it is easy to forget that there are risks with having a baby. While birth has become relatively routine, mothers and newborns are still in jeopardy of serious injury and death as part of the process. Medical mistakes, failure to diagnose, errors with medication and more can lead to terrible consequences. For people who have been confronted with an issue related to pregnancy, it is imperative to consider a legal filing to be compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering, future care and more.

Medical groups acknowledge medical errors and try to reduce them

New Yorkers who have been impacted by a misdiagnosis, a delayed diagnosis or any other form of medical malpractice will want answers as to why it happened. This is even more important when they have had a loved one who was severely injured or died due to medical mistakes. The information as to how frequently this occurs can vary. Oftentimes, medical professionals and hospitals try to put the best possible face on their performance and dispute whether it was a mistake on their part that caused the damage. Now, however, a significant number of patient groups have joined forces to try to improve how patients are diagnosed and cared for.

Report: Injury and death when giving birth a problem in the U.S.

New Yorkers who are expecting a child will undoubtedly look forward to the addition to their family and have a positive image of what the future will hold. Unfortunately, despite the perception that a mother giving birth has become routine, there are still risks to the mother and newborn. The dangers for mothers in the United States are worse than previously thought as new research indicates. In that research by USA Today, the U.S. was found to be the riskiest place to give birth among all developed countries.

The importance of legal help after medical mistakes cause damage

Staten Islanders and people throughout New York City who seek medical treatment will have the right to expect that they will be given the proper diagnosis, get the medication they need and have the care that is required to improve the injury, illness or condition. However, medical mistakes are all-too common today, and those who make the mistake should be held accountable for what went wrong.

Medical mistakes could result from doctors being burned out

When a Staten Island resident is victimized by medical mistakes, it can cause an untold amount of damage personally and financially. When this happens, after trying to make certain the person receives the necessary care after the errors occurred, it is important to understand what sparked the mistake in the first place. Studies are frequently conducted to determine how doctors come to make these mistakes. One recent study says that burnout is a major factor. This can be crucial when considering a legal filing for compensation.

Mother blames doctor errors for daughter's death and files suit

When a New Yorker is ill and seeks treatment from a medical professional, there is an inherent expectation that they will be given the top level of care. In such a situation, any mistake can lead to severe complications and death. Misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose, medical malpractice and other doctor errors happen all too frequently and can cause innumerable injuries and fatalities. This is particularly worrisome when children are involved.

New law extends time for cancer misdiagnosis claims in New York

Medical mistakes are a consistent problem in New York and across the nation. Many people are injured or lose their lives because of medical malpractice. While people have the right to file a lawsuit to seek compensation, an issue that some have faced in filing a claim after a mistake related to cancer is time limits to file. A new law that Governor Andrew Cuomo negotiated and plans to sign will give people a certain amount of time to file a case when they have had an error involving a cancer misdiagnosis or other mistake related to the disease.

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