Unfortunately, errors occur frequently at hospitals all across the country. People who are harmed due to the negligent care they receive at a hospital may decide to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
A young boy from Queens died of septic shock in April. Months later, his family says his death was directly related to one hospital's misdiagnosis and serious negligence.
It is important for doctors in New York City and beyond to provide their patients with proper treatment. In many cases, that means taking action in a timely manner. A matter of minutes may be the difference between life and death. In one family's case, a couple of hours kept them from a normal life with their child.
About one-third of doctor's offices across the country are using electronic health records. Some in New York City and beyond have feared that the switch from paper records to electronic records could increase the rate of errors made by physicians. However, a new study shows that electronic health records could reduce medical malpractice claims by 84 percent.