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Hurt in a New York City Accident – What to Consider?

Hurt in a New York City Accident – What to Consider?

New York Accidents – What to Consider? Some factors to consider when searching for a New York City accident attorney You or a loved one has been injured or hurt in a New York City accident. You know you need a lawyer and you know you want […]

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Prostate photovaporization procedure – Bladder perforation

Prostate photovaporization procedure – Bladder perforation

Surgical Error The case of WILLIAM DeSANTIS and ANN DeSANTIS, Plaintiffs, v. GARY ZITO, M.D., METROPOLITAN LITHOTRIPTOR ASSOCIATES, P.C. and METROPOLITAN UROLOGICAL SPECIALIST, P.C., Defendants, Index No. 109753/09 (Supreme Court, New York County, April 24, 2011). In this case, the plaintiff suffered from an enlarged prostate. As […]

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CDC Features – Are You at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

CDC Features – Are You at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?

Are You at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis? Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in a large vein. Part of a clot may break off and travel to the lungs, causing a pulmonary embolism and, possibly, death. Protect yourself. Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and […]

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Complications alleged from the use of AlloDerm

Complications alleged from the use of AlloDerm

Complications alleged from the use of AlloDerm AlloDerm® Regenerative Tissue Matrix (“AlloDerm”) is a biologic allograft product manufactured by LifeCell Corporation. Surgeons use AlloDerm in abdominal repair surgeries, hernia repair surgeries, and other reconstructive surgeries. There have been patient complaints of having experienced complications from the use […]

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Preventable Medical Errors – The Sixth Biggest Killer in America

Preventable Medical Errors – The Sixth Biggest Killer in America

Preventable Medical Errors – The Sixth Biggest Killer in America Everyday patients place their faith and trust in doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Unfortunately, medical mistakes do occur. When this happens, people can be seriously injured or even killed. A study has suggested that medical errors are the […]

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Gynecologic Surgery and Ureteral Damage – A Question of Medical Malpractice

Gynecologic Surgery and Ureteral Damage – A Question of Medical Malpractice

Gynecologic Surgery Introduction The ureters are muscular tubes that propel urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder. They originate in the pelvis of the kidney and terminate in the base of the bladder. Each kidney has one ureter. An ureteral injury is a rare but potentially […]

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Errors in Using Medical Alarms

Errors in Using Medical Alarms

Errors in Using Medical Alarms An FDA article in the journal Nursing2009 describes problems that can arise with the use alarms on patient monitoring equipment. From 2005 through 2008, FDA received 566 reports of patient deaths related to the alarms on monitoring devices. Part of the problem […]

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Medical Errors – Misreading Letters and Numbers

Medical Errors – Misreading Letters and Numbers

Medical Errors – Misreading Letters and Numbers An article by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reminds healthcare practitioners how dangerous it can be to misread the letters and numbers on prescriptions, drug orders and medical records. Unfortunately, these mistakes are easy to make because some […]

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Injury to the Common Bile Duct during Cholecystectomy

Injury to the Common Bile Duct during Cholecystectomy

How an Injury to the Common Bile Duct might occur during Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy There are situations where an injury to the common bile duct can occur during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal Surgery During laparoscopic gallbladder removal surgery, there can be times when the surgeon mistakes the common […]

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Reluctance to Use an Intraoperative Cholangiography

Reluctance to Use an Intraoperative Cholangiography

Reluctance to Use an Intraoperative Cholangiography Why the reluctance to use an intraoperative cholangiography during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy? Intraoperative Cholangiography Cholecystectomy is the most commonly performed elective abdominal surgical procedure in the United States.  Each year approximately 750,000 cholecystectomies are performed in the United States alone.1  For […]

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