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Learn How Paid Family Leave Can Help When You Need to Care For a Loved One

By |2019-11-14T15:18:53+00:00November 14th, 2019|Local News|

New York State Workers' Compensation Board sent this bulletin at 11/13/2019 05:00 PM EST For National Family Caregivers Month, New York Invites Workers to Learn How Paid Family Leave Can Help When They Need to Care For a Loved One

More Voluntary Recalls of Certain Heartburn Medications

By |2019-10-31T12:28:10+00:00October 31st, 2019|Local News, Recalls|

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and patients to more voluntary recalls of ranitidine, a common medication found in a wide variety of heartburn medications - prescribed and over-the-counter.  See the list below of all voluntary recalls to date:

Over 450 possible cases of lung illness Associated with Using E-cigarette Products

By |2019-09-09T11:36:38+00:00September 9th, 2019|Emergency Room Errors, Local News|

If you do use e-cigarette products and you experience symptoms like those reported in this outbreak, seek medical care promptly. CDC and the FDA will continue to alert the public throughout this investigation.

Former VA Doctor Charged in the Deaths of 3 Patients

By |2019-08-21T12:40:11+00:00August 21st, 2019|Local News, Medical Malpractice, Veterans Hospitals|

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. POSTED 2:19 PM, AUGUST 20, 2019, BY ASSOCIATED PRESS, UPDATED AT 06:43PM, AUGUST 20, 2019 Dr. Robert Morris Levy, a pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital was charged Tuesday August 20th with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients who authorities say he misdiagnosed and whose records he later altered to conceal [...]

NY’s Child Victims Act Allows all Victims regardless of age to Seek Civil Action until August 14, 2020

By |2019-08-29T14:54:48+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Child Abuse And Molestation, Local News, Sexual Assault|

NY's Child Victims Act - opens up a one-year “Look Back”, one-time-only period (August 14, 2019 through August 14, 2020) to allow all victims to seek civil action against their alleged abusers and the institutions that allegedly protected the abusers, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred.

2019: Vulnerabilities in Hospice Care | Office of Inspector General | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

By |2019-07-09T16:24:11+00:00July 9th, 2019|Failure To Follow Care Plans, Local News|

From 2012 through 2016, federal health inspectors cited 87% of U.S. hospices for deficiencies. And 20% had lapses serious enough to endanger patients, according to two new reports from the HHS Inspector General's Office. Source: 2019: Vulnerabilities in Hospice Care | Office of Inspector General | U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Find a [...]

New Airbag Probe Expanding to over 12 Million Vehicles

By |2019-04-26T14:21:20+00:00April 23rd, 2019|Auto Accidents, Local News, Recalls|

ZF-TRW AIRBAG CONTROL UNITS BEING EVALUATED The National Highway Traffic and Safety Association (NHTSA) have started an engineering evaluation that involves the airbag control units made by ZF-TRW that were installed in vehicles made by Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi and Fiat Chrysler, for vehicles manufactured from 2010 through 2019.  The air bag control units installed [...]

Emerging Fungus Presents a Serious Global Health Threat

By |2019-04-11T17:31:45+00:00April 11th, 2019|Failure To Monitor, Local News, Medical Malpractice, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Staph Infections|

Fungus causing outbreaks in healthcare settings. For this reason, it is important to quickly identify C. auris in a hospitalized patient so that healthcare facilities can take special precautions to stop its spread.

Post 911 Combat Veterans Suffering From Hearing Loss

By |2019-11-19T16:21:03+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Defective Products, Local News, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Press Releases|

The defective 3M Earplugs product was The Combat Arms Earplugs (CAEv2) that were issued to military service members from 2003 to 2015 for use both domestically and during deployment, including combat zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.