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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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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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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 According to the report, a number of out-of-date laws make the problems worse as individuals who are injured or die due to medical errors prohibit many of the patients or their […]

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