Aug 18 2016

Initiatives New Yorkers Can Take to Prevent Medical Errors

As cited in a previous blog article, medical error is now the third-leading cause of death. Medical error may involve medication mix-ups, mistakes made during surgical procedures, misdiagnoses, or improper use or care of equipment and lab reports. Although some instances may not be avoidable, an individual can take proactive measures to prevent themselves from […]

Jun 16 2016

Did Your Newborn Infant Suffer from a Brachial Plexus Injury?

Childbirth is stressful enough for expectant parents. What can make it a traumatic experience for them is to find that their infant has suffered brachial plexus injuries during the childbirth process. The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that conducts signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm and hand. According to the National […]

Jun 2 2016

CDC: Medical Errors Lead in Deaths behind Heart Disease, Cancer

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University Medical School have found that, of the 2,597,000 deaths that occurred in the United States in 2013, an astounding 251,000 were attributed to medical errors. That accounted for 9.7% of all deaths and is the third-leading cause of death. The findings were reported by The British Medical Journal. The article […]

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