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How to Identify and Prove Surgical Mistakes in Elders

Medical care for elders is an essential part of ensuring our senior loved ones remain healthy. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to alleviate chronic pain or to improve quality of life. By nature, surgeries are scary enough without worrying about something going wrong. Surgical mistakes can have devastating consequences, ranging from worsened injuries or death to emotional distress for Read More >>

Common Surgical Mistakes and What Causes Them

When getting a surgery done, we trust healthcare professionals to provide us with the utmost care and attention. However, there are unfortunate instances where surgical mistakes occur, leading to significant harm and anguish for the patients and their families. If you suspect you or a loved one has been a victim of surgical malpractice in a healthcare facility, it's crucial to take the Read More >>

6 Signs of Medical Malpractice in New York

People trust healthcare professionals to do whatever they can for the well-being and health of their patients. Sadly, the trust that many individuals put in their doctors can often blind them to potential oversights, mistakes, and other errors, even when their instincts tell them something isn't right. And, in some cases, these errors and oversights can result in medical malpractice and other Read More >>

What to Do if Your Doctor Does Not Inform You of a Specific Risk?

Anyone who's undergone a medical procedure or surgery knows there is typically a detailed list of possible complications that can occur. The risks can be minor or severe, depending on the procedure and healthcare professionals are required to get your informed consent before proceeding with the procedure or surgery.  If you feel your physician didn't inform you of all the potential risks of a Read More >>

Can You Sue a Doctor For a Misdiagnosis?

While we all expect doctors to correctly diagnose and help all their patients, this isn’t always the case. Doctors can also make mistakes and misdiagnose patients, which may have life-changing consequences. If you suspect that a doctor made a mistake in diagnosing you or a loved one, you may want to explore your legal options.  There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not to Read More >>

What Is the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Elder Abuse?

When it comes to the care of older adults, there are extra steps that must be taken in order to ensure that they remain safe and healthy. However, when this doesn’t happen, both medical malpractice and elder abuse can have devastating effects on those who experience them. But how do you tell the difference between medical malpractice and elder abuse? Do they have defining characteristics you Read More >>

Common Birth Injuries: Medical Malpractice Claims

The birth of a newborn baby should be one of a parent's best moments. However, even the smallest medical error can rapidly turn beautiful childbirth into a traumatic experience. Negligence that can occur during or immediately following the delivery of a newborn can have long-term repercussions for the newborn, including brain damage and cerebral palsy. Mothers may also suffer severe harm during Read More >>

What Are Common Medical Malpractice Claims in New York?

Healthcare professionals and doctors are the experts on clinical matters. However, medical errors contribute to around 100,000 to 200,000 deaths every year. If you have been injured due to a medical error made by a healthcare professional, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries or losses and can file a medical malpractice claim. This is why it's important to speak with a New York Read More >>

New York Nursing Homes Sue State Over Profit Cap Law

As various states continue to crack down on nursing homes amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, New York has taken its enforcement a step further with a new law. N.Y. Public Health Law Section 2828 limits the amount of money nursing homes can take as gross profits to ensure that enough money is spent on patient care. Unfortunately, the nursing home industry including more than 200 privately owned Read More >>

What to Know About Potentially Inappropriate Medications for Older Adults

Potentially inappropriate medications (PIMs) are treatments that may pose risks that outweigh benefits, particularly for people sixty-five or older. Studies show that about 20 to 60 percent of older adults take potentially inappropriate medicines. Older adults taking potentially inappropriate medicines have an increased risk of being hospitalized, needing to visit the ER, and experiencing harmful Read More >>

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