category doctor errors Archives

Review system allows dangerous doctors to practice medicine

28
August
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

For years, consumer groups and politicians have voiced concerns over the operation of state medical boards, which are supposed to hold physicians accountable for their patients’ health and safety. However, there are physicians around the country, including in New York state, who continue to practice medicine despite being accused of grave medical errors and mistakes. In some […]

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The dangers of unsafe injection practices

25
July
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

New York residents who undergo medical treatment that involves regular injections may be alarmed to hear about how easily infections can be spread by unsafe injection practices and how many people these medical errors can affect. A 2008 outbreak of hepatitis C in Las Vegas was traced to a contaminated syringe, and in 2001, a nurse […]

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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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Medical malpractice costs to the system are surprisingly low

06
May
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

The cost of healthcare in America has been a focal point for general discussion, media coverage and political action for many years. As medical costs skyrocket and the safety of patients remains frequently in peril, Americans are struggling with how to decrease costs while increasing the quality of patient care. Unfortunately, the subject of medical […]

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Serious physician misdiagnosis results in woman’s foot amputation

04
April
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

Most doctors are pretty thorough when it comes to examining and diagnosing their patients. These medical professionals know that anything short of a thorough examination could cause them to miss an important symptom and potentially put their patients at risk. Unfortunately, there are some doctors who have very little regard for patient safety, which causes […]

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New York woman awarded $1.25 million in medical malpractice suit

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

In our post last week, we wrote that failure to diagnose serious medical conditions is a widespread problem among primary care physicians. For patients in Albany and across the state, the primary care physician is often the first resource we seek when we have a medical issue. If any doctor fails to correctly diagnose a […]

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Study reveals high rates of misdiagnosis by primary care doctors

01
March
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

For decades, reputable medical journals have studied the rates and consequences of medical errors that occur in hospitals. But few major studies have been conducted focusing on medical errors made by primary care physicians, who are often a patient’s first (and sometimes only) source of medical advice. Recently, the Journal of the American Medical Association […]

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