2013 09 Archives

Medical mistakes may be more common than previously thought

26
September
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

New York residents might think that advances in technology should make medical mistakes a thing of the past, but a recent study shows that¬†medical negligence¬†is responsible for a staggering number of illnesses, injuries and deaths in hospitals around the country. A report by the Institute of Medicine completed in 1999 showed that approximately 98,000 people […]

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Simple practices can prevent infections in hospitals

19
September
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

New York residents who are headed to the hospital may be interested to learn that about 5 percent of all patients hospitalized in the U.S. acquire an infection in the hospital. It costs the healthcare system billions of dollars a year. Infections at the site of surgery and ventilator-associated pneumonia are among the most frequent […]

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Five patients may have been exposed to fatal brain disease

16
September
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

New York residents may be interested to learn about a disease that could be affecting east coast hospitals. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health believes that five people were potentially exposed to a fatal brain disease known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The possible exposure happened after all five of the patients underwent surgery with medical equipment […]

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NFL kickers file for workers’ comp

08
September
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

New York football fans may not realize the risks that kickers and punters take on the field. The players may be at risk to sustain brain injuries, according to claims by NFL kickers and punters in another state. In California alone, there have been almost 3,500 head trauma claims filed by California football players. About […]

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