Researchers at one New York institution have found that more physicians are facing medical malpractice lawsuits because of diagnostic factors.
If all a doctor ever does is look at a patient's exposure to industrial chemicals, like bisphenol A and phthalates, then an individual may be faced with a delayed cancer diagnosis. That's because a newly released study has found that the everyday things women are exposed to put them at greater risk of developing breast cancer.
There may be a misunderstanding between doctor's and their patients in terms of the tolerance of side effects from one breast cancer medication, according to one study.
New York state officials are trying to do what they can to improve care, reduce costs and hospital negligence at health care facilities in Brooklyn and across the state.
Hospital negligence in New York can lead to many consequences for a physician who causes serious injury or death. In addition to a civil lawsuit by a party who is injured, doctors in New York may also be subject to sanctions and fines if charged with negligence by the New York state Board for Professional Medical Conduct. That was the case for one New York orthopedic surgeon.