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New York City Medical Malpractice Law Blog

What is a vacuum extractor injury?

For mothers everywhere, the hope of an uncomplicated birth is typical. Our worrisome minds get the better of us, nearly every day of our pregnancy. Our only hope is that our baby is born without complication or injury and is healthy. For some mothers though, a difficult delivery requires tools and techniques that may yield terrible results.

Longer filing time for medical malpractice claims in New York

Most people are shocked when they read about doctor error or nurse negligence cases in the paper, yet they happen more than we know. Often times issues arise during seemingly standard procedures, and sometimes even go unnoticed for long periods of time. When these issues occur, and are not discovered until much later, patients run the risk of not being able to file a medical malpractice suit because the statute of limitations has run out. Well, residents of New York are being given a longer filing time for malpractice suits, leaving many likely wondering which states will follow.

Eliquis Study Reveals New Statistics

Several recent medical studies indicate that use of Eliquis as a blood thinner is not as safe as was originally claimed by the makers of the drug. The risk of bleeding is as great as with using the old standard of Coumadin (warfarin) if not greater.

Hospital negligence is not just bodily harm

By now pretty much everyone has heard of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA for short. HIPAA is a set of rules designed to protect patients from the mishandling and illegal disclosure of medical information, among other things. Although most hospitals, clinics and private practices adhere to HIPAA policy and understand the ramifications of violating them, there are occasions where your medical information is unlawfully accessed.

Not much room for error but still happens

When planning for surgery, it is amazing the amount of checking, verifying, and rechecking that hospitals do now. Although, time-consuming and a bit unnerving, the thorough handling of surgical planning should make most people breathe a sigh of relief, and usually does. After all, if the staff is this thorough during the planning stage, how methodical is the surgery itself. This is usually the case, but unfortunately for some, the thoroughness ended before the surgery began.

New Eliquis Information Revealed From Recent Study

Allegations which our firm made in the first Eliquis suit have been explored in an investigative newspaper report appearing in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. In the suit we started, for the death of a man who had bleeding in his brain while on Eliquis, we pleaded that the makers of this blood thinner had concealed from prescribers and users that data was missing from reports on clinical investigations before the drug was marketed in 2013.

Class 1 Recall - Beacon Tip Angiographic Catheters

Beacon Catheters made by Cook medical received a CLASS 1 FDA recall recently due catheter tips slipping or separating. The recalled products include: Beacon Tip Torcon NB Advantage Catheters, Beacon Tip Royal Flush Plus High-Flow Catheters, and Slip-Cath Beacon Tip Catheters.

Proving nurse negligence

It is difficult to imagine that the same people responsible to care for and help deliver our new babies can also cause them harm. In the case of birth injuries or death at the hands of a nurse, the confusion and frustration we feel can be as powerful as the pain and loss. We depend on our doctors and nurses to deliver top-notch care to our infants. Just as a doctor can be held responsible for malpractice, nurses can as well. Proving nurse negligence is sometimes a difficult feat; however, doing so may possibly stop further dangerous practices and save lives.


Senior neglect happens more than we think

It is a sad case when a senior must spend their golden years in a long-term care facility. It is made even worse when they become subject to nursing home neglect. Sadly many cases of nursing home neglect go unnoticed, unreported and unresolved. When this situation happens, sometimes it isn't until after their death that we find out our loved ones have suffered this abuse. If you have a loved one in a care facility or are considering it, know the signs of neglect and what your rights are to keep them safe.

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