As a patient who needs to undergo a surgery, you know that there is always a risk of something going wrong. While some complications are not the fault of a doctor or staff, the fact is that others are a direct result of human error. Surgical errors leave patients in pain, and they can even result in death. Sometimes patients need second surgeries to correct errors, too. What can you do to help prevent this from happening to you? Here are three tips.
On behalf of the VTE Impact Assessment Group, established investigators reported that nearly 1 million cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) occur each year in the United States.
The annual plastic surgery procedural statistics reveals that in the year 2015 only, close to 15.9 million minimally-invasive and surgical procedures were performed in the United States - accounting for a 2% rise over 2014. Overall procedures have increased 115% since 2000 in the country, but the types of procedures that patients are opting to get are changing.
Ventricular septal defect, or VSD, is one of the most common congenital heart defects - ranking second to bicuspid aortic valve.
A recent John Hopkins study has found that the number of medical negligence cases in the United States has seen a significantly rapid rise in recent years.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, congenital heart defects, or CHDs, are a leading cause of birth defect-related illness and death in infants in the United States. According to one 2010 study, more than 2 million infants, children, teens, and adults in the US were living with CHDs.
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analysis in 2014, in the United States, gestational diabetes may have a prevalence rate as high as 9.2%.
In a recent study published in the Journal of Patient Safety, it was revealed that each year, between 210,000 and 440,000 patients who go to the hospital for medical treatment suffer from some type of preventable harm that result in their premature death.
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Our client, a 5-year-old patient, receives almost $8 million in compensation from an NYC hospital in a medical malpractice claim won by Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolf. Representing the injured child with his team of legal and medical experts, Daniel Minc said, "It was great day for the family."
The case involved negligent care on the part of the hospital pediatric intensive care unit for failing to observe bleeding from a simple biopsy wound which caused neurological damage.