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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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