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Close to 700,000 patients have strokes caused by blood clots each year and could be helped by tPA. Yet up to 30% of stroke victims who arrive at hospitals on time and are the perfect candidates for the clot-buster do not receive it.” This, even though the American Heart Association and The American Stroke Association strongly endorse tPA after proper patient evaluation. Stroke Victims Beware: Many Doctors….
Stroke Victims Beware: Many Doctors…
Health insurer Anthem will no longer authorize payment for anesthesia services during cataract operations. It believes the surgeon is capable of administering and monitoring anesthesia in addition to performing the surgery unless there are certain extenuating circumstances.
Insurer Anthem Will No Longer…
Most reports indicate these pulmonary events required urgent intervention, including needle decompression or chest tube placement. Several of these events were associated with cardiopulmonary arrest and patient death.
Feeding Tubes Can Save a…
In New York State, doctors are responsible for informing patients of the risks of and alternatives to a surgical procedure. If they do not, and the surgery goes awry, they are legally responsible for damages (under the legal theory of “Lack of Informed Consent”).
Patient Choices Can Affect the…
As a practical matter as well, an individual injured by malpractice, even reckless medical practice, will typically only be able to find remedy in a civil case. In fact, It can be counterproductive for a claimant in a civil case to add claims for "punitive" damages or allege criminal wrongdoing.
My Doctor Should Be in…
From time to time, when a prospective client calls our office, he or she tells us that a treating or consulting physician has said, “You have a medical malpractice case.
My Doctor Says I Have…
North & Deutsch has achieved success in multiple malpractice suits resulting from tech-related issues. In one instance the wrong medication was administered to a patient who died as a result. In another suit that drew a large settlement, 30 people got hepatitis C because colonoscopy instruments were not properly cleaned.
Top 10 Tech-Related Health Hazards…
To prove a case of “wrongful death” the attorney is required to show that there was a wrongful or negligent act (such as medical malpractice) which was “a cause” of the patient’s death. Of note, the negligence or malpractice does not have to be the only cause of death.
Wrongful Death Cases: The Issue…
Whether stents are necessary matters greatly because any surgery, particularly on the heart, carries significant risks, including death. Therefore, if studies do not demonstrate a proven benefit for stenting single-vessel disease, it no longer appears acceptable for a physician to simply tell a patient they “need a stent” because of one blocked vessel.
Heart Stents Often Unnecessary
In September we blogged about allegations against one of Lennox Hill Hospital’s prominent urologists, Dr. David Samadi – chairman of the department – who allegedly double-booked surgeries, that is, booked more than one operation at the same time, even though he had told his patients that he would be their surgeon.
Top Urologist Investigated for Double…