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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 |2019-04-26T14:41:33+00:00March 22nd, 2019|Defective Products, Local News, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Press Releases|

The defective product associated with the aforementioned conditions are 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.

Hundreds Died Due to Medical Misconduct in NYC Hospitals

By |2019-03-13T14:51:42+00:00March 14th, 2019|Local News, Medical Malpractice, Negligence|

 468 people were killed  in New York City’s 11 public hospitals in the past five years, due to medical misconduct. The vast majority of wrongful-death cases filed against the Health and Hospital Corp. system in the last five years — 88 percent — remain open, leaving hundreds of bereaved families in financial limbo for years [...]

One Third of U.S. Nursing Home Residents Suffer from Malnutrition or Dehydration

By |2019-02-22T19:36:17+00:00January 16th, 2019|Abuse, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Inadequate Staffing, Malnutrition And Dehydration, Michael Glass, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

According to a recent study by National Citizens' Coalition for Nursing Home Reform, Malnutrition and Dehydration in Nursing Homes: Key Issues in Prevention and Treatment, at least a third of the 1.6 million nursing home residents in the United States suffer from malnutrition or dehydration.

FDA Warns Taking These Antibiotics Could Rupture Aorta

By |2019-01-08T21:20:10+00:00January 8th, 2019|Medical Malpractice, Medical Recalls, Negligence|

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review found that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body, called the aorta. These tears, called aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm can lead to dangerous bleeding or even death.

Nursing Home Medication Errors Could Be Harming Your Loved One

By |2019-02-22T19:37:14+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Abuse, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Michael Glass, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

Warning Signs of Medication Errors or Abuse: Frequent Vomiting (without illness being the cause), delirium, excessive sleepiness, decreased mobility increase in falls, unexplained changes in behavior or alertness, sudden organ failure and unexplained death.

Physical Abuse is the Top-Reported Complaint Among Nursing Home Residents

By |2019-02-22T19:29:31+00:00December 6th, 2018|Abuse, Inadequate Staffing, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death, Physical Abuse, Physical And Chemical Restraints|

According to the National Center for Victims of Crime, physical abuse in nursing homes is the top-reported complaint of elder abuse, at 27.4%. Shockingly, over 50% of nursing home staff have confidentially admitted to abusing residents in their care.

Bumps, Bruises and Scrapes Could Be Warning Signs of Elder Abuse or Neglect

By |2019-02-22T19:38:27+00:00November 16th, 2018|Abuse, Falls, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse: What You Should Look For, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Negligence, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

According to the CDC, about 1,800 nursing home residents die each year from falls, and about 10% to 20% of all nursing home falls cause serious injuries such as fractures.

NYC Hospitals Safety Grades are Poor

By |2018-11-14T21:23:32+00:00November 14th, 2018|Doctor Errors, Emergency Room Errors, Hospital Negligence, Local News, Medication Abuse And Negligence, Negligence, Negligent Malpractice, Nurse And Physician Negligence|

NYC hospitals continues their poor performance on Leapfrog's hospital safety grades list, with most earning Cs or Ds. Healthcare providers in all five boroughs once again performed poorly in Leapfrog's* Fall 2018 ratings for hospital safety. More than 50% of 44 New York City facilities graded earned a C grade and only three facilities managed a B [...]

Elder Abuse & Neglect Warning Sign #1: Bed Sores

By |2019-02-22T19:39:42+00:00November 6th, 2018|Abuse, Bed Sores, Failure To Follow Care Plans, Failure To Monitor, Inadequate Staffing, Negligence, Nurse And Physician Negligence, Nursing Home Injuries, Nursing Home Wrongful Death|

One of the more obvious warning signs of elder abuse or neglect is the presence of bed sores. Bed sores, also known as pressure sores, are painful skin ulcers that can be fatal at their worst stage. When they form on nursing home patients, it usually indicates issues of understaffing or negligence.