When medical providers fail in their duties, patients’ lives are at stake. People can face serious injury if treatment protocols don’t meet medical standards.
More than 60 patient advocacy and rights groups recently signed a letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, urging him to sign and implement a new law aimed at giving medical malpractice victims the opportunity to seek justice.
In a landmark ongoing New York medical malpractice case, a Bronx woman claims that she was forced to undergo a Cesarean section against her will while delivering her third child in 2011. The mother claims that she suffered pain and permanent damage to her bladder from the unwanted surgery.
Most people are not aware of the health risks that new mothers face after childbirth. During delivery and after birth, the focus often tends to be the baby. A recent study finds that some health problems new mothers face postpartum go unnoticed.
When you are undergoing a surgical procedure, chances are that the procedure is your primary focus. You can be consumed preparing for the operation, educating yourself about what will happen and planning for the recovery process.
National Cancer Survivors’ Day was recently celebrated on June 4 to celebrate those who have survived, those who are currently battling cancer and their families/communities. With a prompt diagnosis the odds for survival are much higher than in the past.
Federal funding of a healthcare clinic affects the amount of time to bring a medical malpractice lawsuit. In New York, there are more than 100 health centers that receive federal funds. Claims against the appropriate federal agency, not the clinic or the doctor, must be brought within two years.
As a parent, it may be tough to identify when a child is simply whining or instead very ill. A young child may not have the right words to convey where it hurts. An older child's symptoms may mimic something benign, but could actually be very serious.
Medical treatments are advancing at an incredibly rapid pace. This makes it difficult to keep up with developments and discern between legitimate research and unapproved procedures.
What rights do you have to decide the course of your medical treatment in New York? Informed consent is required before a undergoing heart surgery or cancer treatment, but what does this really mean.