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Linking a Delayed or Misdiagnosis of Colon Cancer to Medical Malpractice

Misdiagnosis of Colon Cancer to Medical Malpractice

Most patients try hard to accurately describe all their health concerns during every medical appointment. This holds true whether it takes place in an office or via a telehealth platform. In fact, many patients often make a list of all their current symptoms prior to such visits, in hopes of obtaining accurate diagnoses. However, when doctors maintain overloaded schedules and fail to listen closely (or run the most appropriate, diagnostic tests), colon cancer can be misdiagnosed. In other cases, the correct diagnosis is so delayed that it becomes much harder to provide adequate treatment to patients. What follows is an overview of...

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New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Legal Representation for Victims of Medical Negligence & Malpractice In New York All doctors and medical professionals have a duty to provide care in accordance with an established standard that has been deemed to be “good and acceptable” according to the medical community. When this treatment fails to adhere to this standard and a patient is harmed as a result, there may be a medical malpractice claim. At Frekhtman & Associates, we will assist you with sorting through the details to determine whether or not you can file a medical malpractice claim against a private practice or hospital which has caused...

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Can Surgical Staplers Cause Serious Injuries & Death?

Surgical Staplers Cause Serious Injuries

During the past two years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued news releases, recalls, guidelines and other materials regarding surgical and implantable staples. This has been in response to the very large number of medical device reports (MDRs) that were submitted to the FDA between January 1, 2011 and March 31, 2018. In fact, at least 41,000 MDRs were received by the FDA during that time period (some experts claim that number is far higher). Numerous issues have been raised about the dangers posed to patients by both surgical and implantable staples. Unfortunately, too many patients are still suffering...

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Surgical Stapler Lawsuit

Surgical Stapler Lawsuits What are surgical staplers and staples ? Surgical staplers are medical devices used inside and outside of the body during surgery. For more information, please see the FDA website. Skin staples are medical devices used externally to close wounds during surgery using high tension. Staples are often used for wounds on the scalp or torso of the body. How are surgical staplers used ?  Surgical staplers are used in many different types of surgeries including gastric, gynecologic, thoracic, and other procedures. Staplers can be used externally, for closing wounds as well as internally to secure tissue during an operation. Potential benefits...

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NYC Medical Misdiagnosis Lawyers

New York Medical Misdiagnosis Frekhtman and Associates Delivers Results One of the most common negligence claims in New York involves a medical misdiagnosis. Unfortunately, this can result in increased or prolonged illness, lost wages and very expensive medical bills as well as genuine pain and suffering for the patient. If this has occurred to you or to a loved one, you need to work with a New York City lawyer experienced in handling cases of misdiagnosis. There are several reasons why you need to contact us as soon as possible. First and foremost, we want to help you know about your rights and...

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Surgical Error Malpractice Lawyer

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Legal Representation for Victims of Surgical Errors The number of deaths and injuries due to medical mistakes in the U.S. every year is saddening. There are nearly 100,000 deaths every year due to medical errors in U.S. hospitals. Of all medical mistakes, surgical errors are usually the most serious type. Surgical mistakes happen to more people than we would like to think. A surgical procedure with errors can end with catastrophic consequences. The patients in New York City medical centers are informed about the risks of potential surgeries. They go for surgery as they expect their doctors to be competent and capable...

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When to Consult with NY Medical Malpractice Law Firm

How do you know if you’ve been a victim of medical malpractice? And how do you know if it’s time to find a personal injury lawyer and launch a lawsuit? The answer isn’t as simple as it might initially appear. After all, people who go to the doctor are already sick or injured. How do you demonstrate that your failure to get the results you expected prove that the doctor was negligent or incompetent? In general, medical malpractice can be defined as occurring when a doctor or other practitioner harms his patient through incompetence or negligence. Although what constitutes medical malpractice is different...

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