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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice & Errors

When you seek medical treatment, you expect your healthcare professional to provide excellent care and help you heal. When a doctor or other healthcare provider harms you during your care, you may have experienced medical malpractice. Medical malpractice can take many forms, from misdiagnosis to surgical errors. It can cause physical, emotional, and financial harm …

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Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers for men. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 1 in 44 will die from it. However, the disease is different for each person. With less aggressive cancers, a man and his doctor might only …

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Amputation is a significant disability which permanently alters lives. At Powers & Santola, LLP, our New York medical malpractice lawyers have assisted many people who lost a limb due to preventable medical error. They often don’t know how this happened, and they want answers. Please contact us. Our legal team can quickly jump in to …

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Anesthesia is one of the most important medical advances in the past 200 years. Before its invention, patients would have to undergo surgery either wide awake or only after getting drunk. They could suffer unimaginable pain. Anesthesia has made surgery bearable for millions of people. Modern anesthesia is not without problems, however. One rare issue …

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Anyone injured by substandard medical care might file a medical malpractice claim against a doctor or other health provider. However, the actual lawsuit doesn’t really involve the medical provider at all. Instead, their insurance company steps up and handles most of the negotiation, litigation, and fact gathering. In fact, you probably won’t even speak to …

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If you go to the hospital, chances are you will see and speak with nurses much more than you will your doctor or surgeon. Nurses provide critical services at hospitals, nursing homes, and extended care facilities. They receive rigorous education so they can provide high-quality care to patients who need it. Unfortunately, nurses are not …

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Just about every medical treatment involves some amount of risk. For example, a popular drug may have certain well-known potential side effects. And any time a person requires surgery, there is the risk of complications that may lead to further injury or even death. So it is generally impossible for any health care provider to …

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If you have been the victim of medical malpractice, you probably could not care less whether the hospital that mistreated you was privately or publicly owned. Unfortunately, this distinction can make quite a difference when it comes to actually filing a medical malpractice lawsuit in New York. That is because there are special rules that …

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Dementia is increasingly common in the United States. Thanks to continued improvements in medical care, people are living longer. And many dementias increase in prevalence as people age. According to the Centers of Disease Control, the number of Americans with dementia is expected to almost triple by 2060. Dementia is a medical term for impairments …

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, 82% of Americans take at least one prescription drug, and another 29% take 5 or more. These drugs are a critical part of treatment plans and help individuals manage chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and depression or anxiety. Unfortunately, prescription drugs can end …

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