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April 2014 Archives

Surgical error may have caused 1 woman in New York to go bald

A woman is seeking $15 million in damages in a lawsuit that she has filed in New York against Microdot. She went to Microdot, a local New York hair clinic, in order to receive a hair implant procedure. Unfortunately, due to an alleged surgical error, instead of having beautiful, flowing hair as she expected, she is now permanently bald.

Doctor sued for surgical error after failing to remove appendix

Severe abdominal cramps and pain will often lead individuals to the hospital emergency room. Sometimes there is no cause for concern; however, other times, it can be a sign that surgery is needed. For one New York man, he underwent an appendectomy and is now suing for a surgical error that left him with his appendix.

Medical malpractice suit won in New York for misdiagnosis case

While many New Yorkers put off going to the doctor and either suffer through an illness or try to self-diagnose, sometimes there are situations where professional care must be sought. Few people enjoy going to the doctor, but understand that a medical professional's knowledge, expertise and access to appropriate treatments can prove invaluable. Unfortunately, despite years of training, mistakes do happen and can lead to a misdiagnosis. This form of medical malpractice can lead to unnecessary procedures and pain to the patient.

Newborn suffers permanent brain injury, family suing hospital

New York hospitals are expected to provide a certain standard of care when patients are admitted for medical treatment. Unfortunately, many hospitals are understaffed, which can lead to a wide number of issues. Right now, three families are going head-to-head with a hospital after mistakes were allegedly made in the delivery room due to apparent negligence and understaffing, with one of the cases resulting in permanent brain injury to an infant.

Simple doctor errors lead to meningitis and $2.88 million suit

Typically, when someone is hurt, that person will go to the doctor, trusting that the trained professional will help them. Unfortunately, doctor errors can occur, in New York and the rest of the country, and these errors can have tragic consequences. The family of a man who contracted meningitis and then subsequently committed suicide sued the pain clinic, and they were recently awarded a $2.88 million verdict.

Medical malpractice suit after mother allegedly froze to death

New York residents may be interested in a shocking case of the husband and eight children of a woman in another state who learned that she may have been frozen while she was still alive. The family has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital allegedly responsible. The 80-year-old woman died in 2010 after suffering a heart attack at home. She was transported to a hospital where medical staff said that their reviving efforts were in vain, and she was pronounced dead.

Doctors should ask questions to reduce risk of prescription error

A new study reports that open-ended questions may be the tactic that physicians and medical staff need to prevent -- or the very least minimize -- prescription errors. A prescription error can range from giving the wrong dosage to the wrong drug entirely. Either way, there is a risk for serious short- and long-term harm for New York patients.