Medical Malpractice in Post-operative Care

We’ve talked about medical errors that can occur during surgery, but what happens when health care providers fail to carefully monitor their patients after surgery? When patients are not watched closely after they have undergone surgery, there can be serious consequences. Doctors and nurses have a duty to monitor, observe, and listen to a post-operative patient to recognize signs of complications. Common post-surgical problems include: Read more

Radiology Malpractice

Radiologists are a critical part of the medical diagnostic process. Radiologists use medical imaging such as x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, ultrasounds, and sonograms to diagnose patients and sometimes treat conditions. Because early diagnosis of some conditions can be critical to a patient’s health, errors by radiologists can be deadly. Improperly diagnosed conditions can lead to patients being left untreated or mistreated for a serious health condition. Common radiology errors include: Read more

Missed Diagnosis vs. Misdiagnosis

When you have the symptoms of an illness, you put trust in your doctor to examine you and figure out the cause of your symptoms. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes and may not always make the correct medical decisions. When a doctor’s mistake amounts to a missed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis, it could constitute medical malpractice. While missed diagnosis and misdiagnosis sound very similar, there is a meaningful difference. Read more

New York City Hospital Safety Grades

The nonprofit Leapfrog Group recently released its Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grades, and things did not look good for New York City hospitals. The rating system is based on entirely how safe hospitals keep their patients from injuries, accidents, infections, and errors. Leapfrog releases safety ratings twice a year, in the fall and the spring. Read more