Medical Malpractice

Defining the dangers of relying on heuristics in healthcare

You go to a doctor in Manhattan typically expecting the following: a brief review of your medical record, some questions about why you felt the need for the visit, a physical assessment, and some diagnostic tests to determine what may be wrong with you. The end goal of this process to come up with a… read more

How are mild brain injuries detected?

If you have ever been in a serious car accident, minor fender bender or hit your head after falling, you may have received a traumatic brain injury. In some instances, however, you may not have known that you injured an area of your soft brain tissue. While some people experience immediate effects of brain damage,… read more

Medication errors can endanger the lives of patients

When seeking medical treatment in New York, patients expect healthcare professionals to provide the very best in care. However, mistakes can and will happen, especially when it comes to prescribing medication. That’s why it’s crucial that both the health care community as well as patients remain vigilant against the possibility of medication errors. As stated… read more

Suing a doctor for misdiagnosing Alzheimer’s

Many misdiagnosis suits focus on what wasn’t done. The doctor thought it was the wrong disease therefore precious time was wasted treating an illness that wasn’t there. Furthermore, the patient endured the side-effects of the medications and treatments associated with that misdiagnosed disease. But there is a second concern, the harm caused by the actual… read more

Clinical trial tests Progesterone to treat severe TBIs

A TBI (traumatic brain injury) is a severe injury to the brain. It is defined by major damage to a person’s brain that can result in decline in memory, cognitive function and neurological operations. Severe TBIs can substantially reduce the future well-being of the victim and even leave them dependent on outside care and machines…. read more

Traumatic brain injuries and slip and falls

Slip and falls are a deceptively innocuous name for a very active area of litigation. Slips and trips may not sound dangerous but many people, under the right conditions, suffer catastrophic injuries to their back, neck, and brain due to slip and falls. This post will go over the potential brain injuries you could suffer from… read more

Study finds racial gap in cervical cancer deaths

Cervical cancer is a death knell for many women, even today. Cervical cancer is one of those rare types of cancer that is difficult to detect and therefore deadly once it is discovered. As such, cervical cancer is the frequent subject of studies to discern its cause, development, and how it is treated in the… read more

The effects of positive parenting on children suffering from TBI

For parents whose children suffered traumatic brain injuries, they immediately want answers on not only the immediate effects, but also their children’s long-term prognosis. More than 630,000 children and teenagers nationwide are treated in emergency rooms for TBI each year. Information is power for parents whose children face an uncertain future. Those feeling powerless may… read more

Medical malpractice and cerebral palsy explained

Cerebral palsy does not reference a particular condition or illness; it refers to a collection of disorders that affect a baby’s brain and nervous system. Cerebral palsy affects the brain function and bodily movement of its victim. Cerebral palsy is a condition that arises either during or immediately after delivery. This post will go over… read more

What plastic surgeries are the most dangerous?

Gone are the days when plastic surgery consisted of breast enhancements and botox injections. Now there are plastic surgeries to enhance or repair a variety of issues from facial wrinkles to rough elbows and shaved down toes. There are plastic surgeries to alter just about any part of the human body. But the proliferation of… read more