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If medical errors were classified as a cause of death, they would be ranked below heart disease and cancer as the third leading cause of death in the U.S. A 2016 study in the BMJ estimated that 250,000 deaths occur each year in this nation because of medical errors. New York residents should know that many of these errors grow out of simple communication issues.

Read more: The role of communication issues in medical errors

Patients in New York who expect dependability from their health care practitioners. However, a 2016 study from Johns Hopkins University suggests that more than 250,000 Americans die every year because of medical errors. Despite the availability of digital record-keeping technology in clinics, there are still many ways for simple mistakes to hamper medical care.

Read more: Medication errors and how doctors can avoid them

shutterstock_493063300.jpgAccording to a new report by the Nurses Service Organization, there has been a significant increase in malpractice claims against nurses in recent years.

Read more: Nursing Negligence and Medical Malpractice Claims

Doctor with Lawyer - Medical Malpractice.jpgWhile medical malpractice is more often than not attributable to physicians, surgeons, and even pathologists, it is also commonly seen that medical malpractice arising out of nursing negligence happens in the best of hospitals and clinics from time to time.

Read more: Medical Malpractice Arising Out of Nursing Negligence

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