Medical Malpractice

Monday, August 29, 2016

Researchers: Medical errors now third leading cause of death in United States

Nightmare stories of nurses giving potent drugs meant for one patient to another and surgeons removing the wrong body parts have dominated recent headlines about medical care. Lest you assume those cases are the exceptions, a new study by patient-safety researchers provides some context.

Their analysis, published in the BMJ on Tuesday, shows that “medical errors” in hospitals and other health-care facilities are incredibly common and may now be the third-leading cause of death in the United States — claiming 251,000 lives every year, more than respiratory disease, accidents, stroke and Alzheimer’s.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

How to Know If You Have a Medical Malpractice Case.

If you  have received medical treatment and even suspect that you have been the victim of medical malpractice, it's very important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. In New York there are certain  time limitations in which to start a medical malpractice law suit.  It is generally 2 1/2  years from he date of the medical malpractice.However, if your case involves a NYC hospital operated by the NYCHHC, the time period is much shorter and  a Notice of Claim must be filed within 90 days of the malpractice. The lawsuit must be started within 1 year and 90 days.

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