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May 2017 Archives

Doctors risk medical malpractice by failing to screen newborns

Many parents in New York are justifiably hypervigilant when it comes to the health of their children. When parents notice that something isn't right with their children, they rely on pediatricians to find out what is wrong or to put their minds at ease. However, all too often, doctors may neglect to follow up with their most important diagnostic tool: lab results. When a doctor misplaces or forgets about a patient's test results, the doctor may fail to diagnose a treatable illness, leaving parents to consider medical malpractice claims.

Complications associated with cesarean sections

Cesarean sections have become increasingly common over the years. As an expectant mother, you stand what AmericanPregnancy.org notes is a more than one in four chance of delivering your baby through this method. Sometimes, C-sections are completely unplanned and necessary because the birth process does not progress normally, among other reasons.

After fatal accidents, wrongful death suits may help people cope

Times Square in New York City is one of the most visited places in the world. Each day, thousands of tourists are attracted to the bustling streets and many attractions. Those who visit typically walk, and the sidewalks protect them with steel bollards built to withstand a vehicle traveling up to 30 mph. However, even those steel barricades could not prevent the tragedy that occurred recently. In similar situations, loved ones have considered filing wrongful death suits in an effort to seek compensation for their losses.

New York company owner charged after fatal work injuries

Under most circumstances, construction workers who are injured on the job may claim benefits from workers' compensation insurance. These benefits cover medical bills, rehabilitation and lost wages. Additionally, workers' compensation provides death benefits to surviving families when their loved ones die as the result of a workplace accident. As reassuring as that may sound, most New York families would prefer that construction company owners would simply make the work environment as safe as possible to avoid those catastrophic work injuries.

Some specialties have higher risk of medical malpractice

Going to the doctor is seldom pleasant. Even for a routine checkup, there is a level of nervousness about the possibilities. If the doctor finds something irregular, chances are good the patient will be sent to a specialist, and that may increase one's anxiety even more. Medical malpractice data published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that a patient's anxiety about seeing a specialist may not be unfounded.

Doctor's aggressive use of forceps causes birth injuries

Complications in the delivery room are every expectant parent's worst nightmare. After the careful considerations a mother makes to ensure the health of her unborn child, the negligence or carelessness of medical professionals during delivery can result in catastrophic birth injuries that devastate a life just as it is beginning. Parents in New York and across the country suffer right along with their children, and some are left making heart-wrenching decisions about the appropriate care their children may need as they grow.