2013 06 Archives

Victims of medical malpractice not protected in New York

27
June
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

New York hospitals have ranked 32nd on patient safety, with many of the state’s hospitals falling below the national average for the safety of its patients. According to the report, a number of out-of-date laws make the problems worse as individuals who are injured or die due to medical errors prohibit many of the patients or their […]

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Surgeon mistakenly takes out wrong kidney

18
June
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

A surgeon at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City recently removed the incorrect kidney from a 76-year-old patient. While some may suggest that these sorts of surgical errors are rare, experts estimate that wrong-site surgeries may occur in the U.S. as often as 40 times each week. Details are still emerging in the Mt. Sinai case, […]

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Worker-focused solutions for hospitalized-patient safety hazards

14
June
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

When patients enter a hospital for treatment and care, they may or may not expect that they will ultimately return home healthy and healed. A variety of factors contribute to a patient’s overall chance for both recovery and survival. However, regardless of what conditions patients suffer from and what their prognosis is, most patients certainly […]

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The importance of physician apologies after medical errors

07
June
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

Apologies should not be complicated. If you wrong someone, you should apologize sincerely and accept any reasonable consequences that may accompany their acceptance or rejection of your apology. For better and for worse, apologies granted to patients by physicians who have made mistakes are not often so straightforward. Many physicians fail to admit their mistakes […]

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