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$3.34 million malpractice settlement after man loses arm

When people seek medical care in New York, they expect health care personnel to make reasonable treatment choices. The case of a 30-year-old man who ended up losing his right arm illustrates the extent of damage that can occur when medical errors take place. The outcome of arbitration produced a settlement of $3.34 million for his pain, suffering, medical expenses and the compromised ability to earn a living.

Physician burnout and medical errors

The results of a national survey indicate that over 50 percent of doctors in New York and the rest of the nation are burned out. The results also indicate that those doctors have a higher likelihood of committing medical errors.

Doctor facing multiple malpractice lawsuits

Patients in New York and throughout the country trust that their doctors will treat them with care and respect. However, one cosmetic surgeon who is known for posting videos of dancing while performing procedures is the subject of multiple medical malpractice lawsuits. The suits claim that the patients had infections and suffered from brain damage because of the doctor’s negligence.

OB hospitalists reduce medical malpractice claims

Hospitals in New York and across the United States are turning to obstetrician hospitalists to cut down on physician and nurse burnout. An added benefit of this strategy is better patient care and a reduction in medical malpractice lawsuits.

Getting back to normal after a medical error

New York patients who undergo a medical procedure expect that they will be well cared for. However, there are times when it does not go as planned, and this could cause additional health problems. Ideally, people who this has happened to will get answers as to why a mistake happened. If not, it may be worthwhile to consider legal action against parties who may have played a role in causing the error.

Worker alleges malpractice after nude photos during surgery

Worries about being mistreated while under anesthesia are some of the most pervasive fears New York patients have when entering the hospital for surgery. One lawsuit reflects these fears coming to life for a hospital worker who was photographed nude while on the operating table.

Common medical mistakes

While most people hope for the best during any routine medical procedure, many people in New York and around the country have been affected by a doctor’s mistake. One serious mistake doctors have made is operating on the wrong patient.

Court says invasion of patient privacy is medical malpractice

New York residents may be interested in a recent malpractice case that involved a patient’s privacy rights. Several factors in the case were in dispute prior to a decision by the court. These factors included statute of limitations and the privacy rights of AIDS patients.

CDC needs to recognize the extent of deadly medical errors

A professor from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine wants people in New York and nationwide to know about the risks posed by medical errors. To promote better research about the problem, the professor wrote to the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The letter urged the CDC to account for deadly medical mistakes because recognition could open up grant dollars for research aimed at improving patient safety.