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FAQs about Lung Surgery Complications in New York

Both small-cell and non-small cell lung cancer is reported to be the second most common form of cancer among both men and women in the US Lung cancer makes up for roughly 14% of all new cases of cancer. The American Cancer Society's 2017 estimates for lung cancer in the US are:

The good, the bad and the ugly: A look at fetal heart rate monitoring

In hopes of helping medical professionals identify problems faster, a number of technological advancement have been made over the last few decades. One of these advancements is the fetal heart rate monitor.

Created in the hopes of reducing the number of babies born with cerebral palsy and other birth injuries associated with oxygen deprivation and fetal distress, fetal heart monitoring (FHRM) has fallen under scrutiny over the years because of some studies that have called into question its effectiveness to indicate true fetal distress.

Heart Arrhythmia and Medical Malpractice in New York

Millions of people in the United States suffer from cardiac arrhythmia in some form or another. According to statistics, as many as 2.2 million people in the U.S. are currently living with a type of arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation.

Hemochromatosis Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice in New York

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1 million people in the United States suffer from hemochromatosis. Another statistic reveals that 1.5 million people in the country live with undiagnosed hemochromatosis, which is approximately 1 in 181 people.

LASIK Eye Surgery and Medical Malpractice in New York

According to the Diederich Healthcare's "2014 Medical Malpractice Payout Analysis," medical malpractice payouts in 2013 increased to $3,733,678,100, an increase of 4.7% in 2012. Payouts in 38 states increased in 2013 compared to the payouts the previous year.

Prostate Cancer Misdiagnosis and Medical Malpractice in New York

Prostate cancer is the third leading cause of premature death in men in one of the most developed countries - The United States, behind lung cancer and colorectal cancer. 1 out of every 39 men in the country will die of this cancer.

Breast Augmentation and Medical Malpractice in New York

As per the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, 15.9 million minimally-invasive and surgical procedures were conducted in 2015 in the US, which is said to be an increase of about 2% from 2014.

Threat of malpractice suits does not correlate with better care

People in New York who have suffered a bad medical outcome might want tougher malpractice laws. However, improving medical care appears to be outside the purview of litigation. A study that compared the risks of malpractice claims and surgical outcomes found almost no influence between legal standards and better patient care.

Researchers looked at data across multiple states regarding insurance premiums, average settlements and the number of claims. They examined this information alongside data from approximately 890,000 Medicare patients at over 3,000 hospitals. A murky picture emerged that did not link laws that enhanced a patient's ability to sue to better medical outcomes.

Wrongful Death of a Fetus and Medical Malpractice in New York

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 3.98 million births in the United States in 2015. In 2014, the number of births in the country was 3,988,076. This means that the birth rate was 12.5 per 1,000 people. The fertility rate for the same year was 62.9 per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44.

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