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New York's Grieving Families Act: A Second Chance for Justice

New York's Grieving Families Act

The Grieving Families Act was meant to correct a longstanding injustice that has been enshrined in New York's constitution for 176 years. However, the bill suffered a setback in Albany, which led to its failure. The good news is that the Grieving Families Act can and should be given another chance, without changes that would seriously undermine its intent.

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From the Day it Happens….NOT From the Day you Know

From the Day it Happens….NOT From the Day you Know

Imagine you are given the horrific news that you have cancer, or any other life threatening disease or diagnosis. Your world as you know it is coming tumbling down and you're looking for help and a way to make it better. Now imagine that that diagnosis could have come sooner and action could have been taken earlier but for the negligence of a docto...

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Does Your Medicine Make You Sick?

Does Your Medicine Make You Sick?

The word medicine goes hand in hand with feeling better, or better yet, a cure. But what if the precise thing that is meant to improve your health is actually affecting it in a bad way? Events such as prescription errors may be viewed as the exception not the rule, but research has shown that they are all too common. A study by the Institute of Med...

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Back To Basics: Are Doctors and Nurses Forgetting the Fundamentals of Healthcare?

Back To Basics: Are Doctors and Nurses Forgetting the Fundamentals of Healthcare?

The practice of medicine is known to be complicated and intensive. We know that doctors go through years or even decades of training and spend countless hours treating patients and helping them feel better. However, a new report suggests that amid all the complex demands of their job, doctors in New York and nationwide are failing to complete one o...

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New York Family Compensated for Daughter’s Birth Injury - Medical Malpractice

New York Family Compensated for Daughter’s Birth Injury - Medical Malpractice

Going to the doctor can be a nerve-wracking experience for many people. No matter how complicated or minor a procedure may be, there are no guarantees that a surgery or medical treatment will go exactly according to plan. However, doctors and nurses are expected to provide a standard level of care so that patients are not needlessly and recklessly ...

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Family of Boxer Sues State of New York for Negligence and Medical Malpractice

Family of Boxer Sues State of New York for Negligence and Medical Malpractice

Boxing is commonly known as an extremely dangerous and sport that involves prolonged periods of physical contact. As a result, boxer are frequently treated for injuries sustained during their matches. However, do the athletes assume the risk of injury when playing a high-impact sport? Does this mean no one can be responsible for their injuries but ...

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Spinal Stimulator Implants: Surgical Errors

Spinal Stimulator Implants: Surgical Errors

There are risks associated with every operation, but competent surgical care can alleviate many of these risks. Surgical errors may occur during operations, pre-operative care, or post-operative care. These errors often take the form of hemorrhage, infections, surgery on the wrong side of the body, surgery performed on the wrong organ, organ perfor...

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