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Spinal Stimulator Implants: Surgical Errors

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There are risks associated with every operation, but competent surgical care can alleviate many of these risks. Surgical errors may occur during operations, pre-operative care, or post-operative care.  These errors often take the form of hemorrhage, infections, surgery on the wrong side of the body, surgery performed on the wrong organ, organ perforation or general injuries to nearby structures.  Specific examples of overt errors include: doctors using contaminated instruments, doctors leaving sponges inside a body, or simply doctors who recommend ineffective procedures.

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Family of Boxer Sues State of New York for Negligence and Medical Malpractice

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Boxing is commonly known as an extremely dangerous and sport that involves prolonged periods of physical contact.  As a result, boxer are frequently treated for injuries sustained during their matches. However, do the athletes assume the risk of injury when playing a high-impact sport? Does this mean no one can be responsible for their injuries but the athletes themselves? The answer is no. A third party can be held liable for the injuries of athletes if negligence can be proven; precisely what the family of a brain damaged boxer is arguing in the State of New York.

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New York Family Compensated for Daughter’s Birth Injury

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Going to the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. No matter how complicated or minor a procedure may be, there are no guarantees that a surgery or medical treatment will go exactly according to plan. However, doctors and nurses are expected to provide a standard level of care so that patients are not needlessly and recklessly injured further during a visit to the doctor. If they fail to do this, people can become victims of medical malpractice.

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Back To Basics: Are Doctors and Nurses Forgetting the Fundamentals of Healthcare?

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The practice of medicine is known to be complicated and intensive. We know that doctors go through years or even decades of training and spend countless hours treating patients and helping them feel better. However, a new report suggests that amid all the complex demands of their job, doctors in New York and nationwide are failing to complete one of the most basic hygienic practices...washing their hands.

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Does Your Medicine Make You Sick?

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The word medicine goes hand in hand with feeling better, or better yet, a cure. But what if the precise thing that is meant to improve your health is actually affecting it in a bad way? Events such as prescription errors may be viewed as the exception not the rule, but research has shown that they are all too common. 

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From the Day it Happens….NOT From the Day you Know

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Imagine you are given the horrific news that you have cancer, or any other life threatening disease or diagnosis. Your world as you know it is coming tumbling down and you’re looking for help and a way to make it better. Now imagine that that diagnosis could have come sooner and action could have been taken earlier but for the negligence of a doctor, or medical personnel.

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