New York Yankees fans may be interested in the latest addition to third baseman Alex Rodriguez's media saga.
Readers of this medical malpractice blog may remember the recent media coverage of a hepatitis C outbreak caused by a single medical technician who was injecting and swapping drug-filled syringes with saline. The contaminated needles infected 45 patients, resulting in illness and two deaths.
For anyone that has anxiously waited in a hospital while a loved one underwent surgery, a prognosis of complications is usually not a good sign. Indeed, readers may assume that the best news is being told that a surgery went well.
Some believe that all city-run medical facilities provide substandard hospital care. Residents of New York who have benefited from excellent treatment in such facilities realize this isn't a fact. Mistakes can happen, however. Hospital negligence or judgment errors do occasionally result in patient injury. Anyone who needs a doctor's care must be tuned in to what's going on around them, if possible.