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New York City Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Harmful medication during pregnancy

Nearly all American women have required a prescription medication at some point in their lives. Whether it's a pain reliever for an injury or an antibiotic for an infection, most women trust their doctors to prescribe the appropriate medication for their condition. When it comes to expectant mothers being prescribed medications, we assume doctors take extra care to not administer something that may cause harm to her or her unborn child.  However, according to a recent peer reviewed article, MDs are seeing an alarming number of pregnant women being prescribed potentially harmful medications.

Suit Filed Against Morcellator Manufacturer Karl Storz, Inc.

Rheingold, Valet, Rheingold, McCartney & Giuffra LLP brought suit this week against Karl Storz Inc., makers and distributors of a power morcellator. The case alleges that the device caused the spread of cancerous cells in Plaintiff.

Diagnostic errors are a big problem in medicine

While most of us can't imagine being the victim of medical malpractice, cases of hospital and doctor errors are even more common than the general public may think. According to a new report in the Institute of Medicine, medical errors including missed and delayed diagnosis have not been given the attention they need.

Recognize the signs of abuse

For those of us that have seen our loved ones off to a nursing home or other long-term care facility, one of our fears may be abuse or neglect. As diligent as we may feel we are in checking on them and checking in on their staff, we may miss signs of nursing home abuse. Although you may not know exactly what to look for, there are several signs that things may not be as good as they seem.

Doctors Tell FDA to Regulate Robotic Surgery Cautiously in Anticipation of Competitors to da Vinci

Experts weighed in at FDA headquarters to confer about the opportunities posed by robotic surgery, as well as the foreseeable challenges. Discussion also centered on how the agency should regulate devices and tools that enable the new treatment model.

Medical neglect may be connected to inmate deaths

When an individual is incarcerated they expect a certain lifestyle change. It goes without saying that inmates of correctional facilities must adapt to living with certain restrictions and without certain comforts. However, knowing you will receive adequate and timely medical attention if the need arises is one such comfort no one should have to live without. For two New York families, the loss of their loved ones makes them question just what kind of medical attention, or lack of, is being paid to inmates.

FDA Revises Warning Labels For Diabetes Drugs Invokana & Invokamet

On September 10, 2015 the FDA revised warning labels for diabetes drugs Canagliflozin (Invokana and Invokamet) to include increased risk of bone fractures and decreased bone density mineral.

Human error responsible for fetal asphyxia

Expecting a child is an exciting time for parents. The planning and preparation all boils down to that one moment when the phrase 'it's time' sends you rushing to the hospital. For most parents, the excitement felt during the delivery can be exasperating. Unable to pay attention to almost anything during the process, most parents find it difficult to recall anything from the time they enter the delivery room to the moment they hear the baby's first cry. For the parents who lose their baby during delivery, identifying the moment when things go terribly wrong can be impossible. When asking your doctor what went wrong doesn't help, considering human error may be your next step.

VA Reports 307,000 Veterans Died Before Their Application For Medical Treatment Was Timely Processed

A recent report by CNN announced hundreds of thousands of veterans listed in the Department of Veterans Affairs enrollment system died before their applications for care were processed.  

Can a missed illness be negligence?

Hospital negligence doesn't only happen to surgical patients. Many times patients can go for a long time with a condition before it is diagnosed, leaving them untreated for a period of time in which the illness could be steadily getting worse. For those individuals, seeking the help of a trusted medical malpractice attorney may be the only way they can identify negligence.

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