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November 2014 Archives

Surgical mistake allegedly costs man his legs

With a large portion of the United States being overweight and obese, it isn't uncommon for individuals to undergo a weight loss surgery of some sort. Although there is generally not a problem during surgery, this doesn't mean that a surgical mistake cannot ever be made by the operating physician. In fact, it would appear that a surgical error occurred during a recent gastric bypass surgery for a man outside of New York, which now has him suing.

Better communication appears to be key to reducing doctor errors

Hospitals here in New York have the capabilities to treat a large number of health conditions, illnesses and diseases. That is one of the reasons that patients entrust their health to the medical professionals at these hospitals, often without thinking twice about it. Unfortunately, doctor errors and mistakes can happen, even by the most well-known physiciansat a state-of-the-art hospital.

Doctor errors can lead to misdiagnosis and improper treatment

Research suggests that nearly 33 percent of patients in the United States receive an incomplete or incorrect diagnosis when they go to hospitals or doctor's offices for medical treatment. Doctor errors can not only lead to problems with a patient's diagnosis, but can also result in a patient suffering from the side effects of treatments he or she did not even need or enduring unnecessary surgical procedures. Although New York health professionals should not allow a misdiagnosis to occur, there is one recommendation that can help patients avoid suffering from doctor errors.

Surgical mistake may have led to woman's death

New York residents know that there are certain risks associated with surgical procedures. However, as a general rule, most in-office surgeries go according to plan. For one woman in another state, a surgical mistake that occurred during a routine intrauterine device (IUD) placement and has cost her the relationship with her daughter.

Error from poor communication cause for medical malpractice claim

Residents of New York may, at some point in their lives, require medical treatment at one of the many fine hospitals located in the state. Patients admitted to these facilities place a great amount of trust in the medical staff assigned to take care of them. Unfortunately, medical errors that occur in hospitals are still a leading cause of death in America, and those who have lost a loved one due to these errors retain the right to pursue medical malpractice claims.

Medical malpractice can happen in many hospital procedures

It can be heartbreaking to learn that a loved one has died as a result of a doctor's negligence. This is grounds for a medical malpractice suit in New York. It is important to file this type of claim quickly following a malpractice situation.