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The truth about medical malpractice in america

While "medical malpractice" is a term widely used, many New York residents are unfamiliar with the fine print of these claims. Although mistakes are common, they can be complex and difficult to pinpoint; not to mention, they can come with damages that may last a lifetime. The below information discusses some recent facts about medical malpractice claims, as well as the ways doctors handle such situations.

Medical errors: a widespread issue

For some New Yorkers, simply making an appointment with a doctor is enough to bring on a world of stress. When that doctor makes a mistake, however, everything can change. Depending on the type of medical condition, a person's overall health could be thrown into jeopardy. The following delves into the most common medical errors and what some advocates are doing to address this nationwide problem.

Reputable doctors and surgical smarts

Surgeries -- no matter how extreme -- can require months of healing, but a surgical error can make way for a whole new set of complications. While to err is human, there are some precautions New York patients can take when planning their next procedure, including learning about common mistakes surgeons make, as well as looking for ideal traits in a trustworthy and reputable doctor. 

Getting a second medical opinion

People in New York who receive medical diagnoses along with recommendations for treatments or procedures that may be invasive or have negative side effects have reason to be concerned. Similarly, people who are told by a doctor that nothing is wrong with them despite the fact that they are experiencing unusual and potentially unpleasant symptoms might also question what a medical professional is telling them.

What falls under the umbrella of surgical errors?

New York residents expect to be treated with care when they go in for surgery. Unfortunately, mistakes can still sometimes be made. Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, are here to lend guidance and information if you're struggling from an injury you received from a surgical error.

Medical malpractice lawsuits in New York

Medical malpractice is the worst fear of many, and a nightmare for those who have experienced it. Although human error is a natural part of life, why do so many of those mistakes happen within one of the most widely trusted institutions? There may not be an answer to this complicated question, but some studies show that New York leads the country in medical malpractice suits. It is therefore essential to understand what happens in malpractice lawsuits, the problems that can arise as a result and the ways these errors are addressed.     

Important facts about nursing home rights

Choosing the right nursing home for a loved one generally takes serious time and dedication, depending on the family member's physical and mental needs. When it comes to the right nursing home itself, staff and medical teams are also an absolute must. What happens when a New York nursing home fails to meet these needs? 

Court rules against states damages cap in malpractice case

When people hear of medical malpractice lawsuits in New York, they may be quick to dismiss them as money grabs be bitter patients who were not happy with their medical services. In reality, however, the potential for people to use such action as a vehicle to earn millions of dollars is often limited as many states put a cap on the amount of economic or non-economic damages one can be awarded in a malpractice lawsuit. While this may keep healthcare providers from having to pay inordinate amounts for their malpractice insurance coverage, the ones who may really suffer from such legislation are those patients whose issues warrant significant compensation.

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 reliable diagnosis. However, as we here at Rosenbaum and Rosenbaum, P.C. can attest to, doctors may allow their opinions to be swayed by factors other than the clinical indicators they see from you.

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.

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