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What to Do If Your Surgery was Botched

Did you know experts estimate more than 250,000 people die each year due to surgical errors? Surgical errors stem from a number of factors, including systematic issues amongst hospital staff, physician error, contaminated medical devices, and issues during pre-operative or post-operative care. Studies indicate almost 75% of surgical errors happen during the surgery, with the -->

Fatal Medical Diagnostic Errors More Common Than you Think

A recent study shows that from 2013-2017 errors related to diagnosis were the largest source of medical malpractice claims. “The report, published by malpractice services provider Coverys, found 33% of malpractice claims were related to errors made during patient diagnosis and more than half of those claims involved poor clinical decisions. Diagnosis-related claims beat out all -->

New York Couple Receives Major Settlement in Surgical Negligence Case

An Ulster County family was recently awarded 1.75 million dollars in compensation in a surgical negligence law suit. The victim in this case suffered complications after a scheduled muscle repair surgery. The damage caused during the initial surgery resulted in a series of corrective surgeries.  The suit alleged hospital personnel failed to meet the required -->