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Some New York doctors likely to commit medical practice

In New York, many people have filed medical malpractice lawsuits against their physicians and won. This makes it seem like many doctors are treating their patients improperly. However, a recent study may reveal that some doctors are more likely to commit malpractice than others. With 15,000 to 20,000 medical malpractice lawsuits brought against doctors every year, any new information may help us prevent medical negligence from occurring.

Failure to diagnose can lead to medical malpractice suits

New York is filled with some of the world's finest physicians and surgeons that successfully treat patients every day. However, even the top doctors in the world can make mistakes. Some of the most common mistakes involve failed or erroneous treatments or diagnoses. Such errors can cause further injury or disease progression, which could ultimately lead to a premature death.

Nursing home workers sharing inappropriate pictures of residents

Each year, New Yorkers who are unable to care for their loved ones make the difficult decision to put them in a nursing home. With the lives of their relatives at stake, people want to believe that the care given in these facilities is up to par. However, this is sadly not always the case. Fortunately, there are ways to hold negligent parties responsible for their actions.

Musician files medical malpractice lawsuit against hospital

When New York residents are admitted to the hospital for surgery or treatment, medical professionals are required to provide them with adequate care. Unfortunately, many doctors make surgical errors while treating patients. According to a recent report, rock star Terry Corso believes that medical malpractice has ruined his chances of having a normal life and is filing a lawsuit against negligent parties.

How to prove fault in a medical malpractice case

Staten Island doctors are expected to adhere to a certain standard while treating patients. If they fail to meet this standard of care and cause injury to a patient, the patient may allege negligence and seek damages under medical malpractice law.

Should you file a medical malpractice suit?

You sought medical care for an injury or an illness, but it seems that the doctor who treated you just made things worse. What should you do? In many cases, it may be in your best interest to file a medical malpractice suit. A number of patients who have been harmed or injured as a result of a medical provider's negligence have filed successful medical malpractice lawsuits and recovered damages from those responsible.

Who can you sue in a medical malpractice suit?

If you have suffered unnecessary harm at the hands of a medical professional, it can be both physically and emotionally devastating. Patients like you may want to hold someone responsible for their injuries but may be unsure who to go after in a court of law. The concept of medical malpractice is not limited to just doctors, but other health care professionals and facilities as well.

Nursing home abuse has become a serious problem in society

Finding someone qualified and compassionate to take care of your aging loved one can be a stressful process. Fortunately, many elderly people in New York are well taken care of in one of the many nursing homes and facilities available in the state. However, some of these nursing homes behave negligently and irresponsibly when looking after those who cannot care for themselves.

Medical malpractice lawsuits may help you get back on your feet

There's nothing much worse than placing your trust in a physician who doesn't deserve it. Accidents in the unfortunately leave hundreds of people injured; however, in addition to the injuries caused by the accidents, physician negligence causes even more injuries, illnesses and deaths in hospitals all over New York.

Serious surgical errors include items left in patient's body

When New Yorkers need medical assistance, they rely on doctors and nurses who have received extensive education and training. One would think that individuals possessing such knowledge and skills would be able to adequately assess, diagnose, and treat most medical conditions. Tragically, though, some medical professionals make mistakes that can leave otherwise unsuspecting patients seriously injured, disabled, or even dead.

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