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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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Hospital initiates reforms after woman’s death

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

One New York hospital has reformed their practices after a woman died due to medical negligence. According to the report, it was discovered in 2010 by doctors that the woman had an abnormal lung nodule. She was not informed of the discovery. Within two years, she had lung cancer that spread to other internal organs. She […]

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“Never events” in hospitals more common than thought

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

New York residents may be surprised to discover that surgical errors and negligence are far more common than most people believe. While many individuals assume that hospitals have practices in place to prevent medical errors, a number of life threatening mistakes are made in health care facilities across the country. One particular type of error, called […]

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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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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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Feds contemplate patient-safety framework for EHR systems

31
May
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

The practice of medicine is becoming increasingly virtual. Robots help to perform a number of surgeries, doctors frequently consult portable electronic devices for information when creating treatment plans and an increasing amount of patient data is being housed electronically. Unfortunately, the use of many of these technologies accompany potential patient safety risks associated with software […]

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