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Top hospitals perform poorly in surgical error ratings

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

Several leading New York hospitals have not fared well in ratings released by Consumers Union in July. The nonprofit organization, best known as the publisher of Consumer Reports, ranked 2,463 hospitals in all 50 states based on the quality of the surgical care they provide. They looked at the number of deaths among Medicare patients […]

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Report on emergency gallbladder surgery

10
July
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

A recently released study of almost 600 gallbladder surgeries has shown several findings related to emergency gallbladder surgeries in New York and across the nation. Data showed that 22 patients suffered from almost three-dozen complications. An emergency gallbladder surgery is riskier than a planned surgery, and 18 of those complications were after emergency surgery. More […]

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Surgeon mistakenly takes out wrong kidney

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

A surgeon at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City recently removed the incorrect kidney from a 76-year-old patient. While some may suggest that these sorts of surgical errors are rare, experts estimate that wrong-site surgeries may occur in the U.S. as often as 40 times each week. Details are still emerging in the Mt. Sinai case, […]

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Examining operating room distractions leading to surgical errors

24
May
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

Going in for surgery is quite different than going in for other medical procedures for a number of reasons. Perhaps the most notable difference is that during many surgeries, the patient is unconscious and cannot participate in or observe his own medical care. Most surgical teams continue to act professionally once the patient has gone […]

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Injuries still common during surgeries using robots

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

If you have had one of a variety of different surgeries – including prostate or gallbladder removal or a hysterectomy – in recent years, you have likely been informed about the increasingly common use of robots during operations. In fact, just last year, approximately 367,000 operations were performed in which robots were used across the […]

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Painful eye surgery continued after patient woke up, lawsuit says

12
March
2013
On behalf of Rosenblum & Partners, LLP.

Imagine going in for what you expect to be routine surgery. As you lie on the operating table and start to feel sleepy from the anesthesia, you are comforted by the fact that you won’t feel pain during the procedure and will wake up with only mild post-surgical discomfort. But part way through the surgery, […]

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