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Study By Johns Hopkins Finds Surgical 'Never Events' Happen At Least 4,000 Times Per Year

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A recent malpractice study by Johns Hopkins reveals that “never events”, events which under no circumstances should ever happen during surgery, occur at least 4,000 times per year. Marty Makary, M.S., M.P.H., an associate professor of surgery at Johns Hopkins weighs in on the findings in the article saying, "There are mistakes in health care that are not preventable. Infection rates will likely never get down to zero even if everyone does everything right, for example. But the events we’ve estimated are totally preventable. This study highlights that we are nowhere near where we should be and there’s a lot of work to be done."

Check out the full article on Hopkinsmedicine.org here!

Pegalis and Erickson’s medical malpractice attorneys are your Long Island resource for high-quality legal medical malpractice representation. Give us a call today at (516) 684-2900 to schedule an initial consultation. 

Defining Medical Malpractice

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Personal injury cases, also known as tort law, are extremely common in the United States. They may be the result of a wide range of injuries, including those suffered in automobile accidents, slip and fall incidents, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice. This article will take a closer look at personal injury claims related to medical malpractice.

About Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice refers to treatments, negligent acts, or omissions that cause injury to the patient. In order for an individual to file a claim for medical malpractice, they must demonstrate that there was a violation in standard of care, meaning that the healthcare professionals did not uphold the medical standards recognized as being acceptable under similar circumstances. In addition, these negligent actions must have caused an injury and significant damages that would otherwise not have occurred.

Types of Claims Involved

There are a number of injuries that constitute medical malpractice. This includes—but is not limited to— birth injuries, misdiagnosis, wrong-site surgery, and improper medication prescription or dosage. Additional examples of medical malpractice can be found on our website here.  

Steps You Can Take

One of the best steps to take after suffering an injury due to medical malpractice is to consult an experienced attorney. A medical malpractice lawyer will determine if you have enough information to support a personal injury claim, help you obtain the necessary medical documentation, and prepare your case in the event that it goes to trial.

When you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to malpractice, it’s time to contact your Long Island law firm. Give the medical malpractice attorneys with Pegalis & Erickson a call at (516) 684-2900 to set up an initial consultation. We handle a wide variety of medical malpractice cases, including those affecting children.

Disclaimer:
The material contained on this website is for informational purposes only. It is not to be considered legal advice. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Any electronic correspondence, either through this website or through telephone or email with this firm is not to be considered a retention of this firm or any of its members, associates, employees or agents. 

 

Are You A Caregiver? Check Out These Great Tips from Heart.org!

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We know if you are a caregiver of a child with disabilities, your own good health is critical! Could you be neglecting your own heart health? Check out these great caregiver tips at heart.org here! 

Pegalis and Erickson’s medical malpractice attorneys are your Long Island resource for high-quality legal medical malpractice representation. Give us a call today at (516) 684-2900 to schedule an initial consultation. 

Join Pegalis and Erickson in Supporting the AHA and Learn The Warning Signs of Heart Disease

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Did you know that tremendous strides have been made in the fight against heart disease in women? 23% more women that ten years ago, are aware that heart disease is  their No. 1 health threat!  But the fight is far from over because  hundreds of thousands of women still die each year. Please join Pegalis and Erickson in supporting the AHA and Learn the Warning signs and visit heart.org here

"Battles Erupt Over Filling Doctors' Shoes" Explores the Growing Role of Physician Assistants Filling Gaps in Primary Health Care

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An article published by the Wall Street Journal yesterday explores the role of Physician Assistants filling gaps in primary health care. Many PA’s are helping with the primary-care doctor’s workload by performing tasks such as examining patients, prescribing medications, and conducting rounds in hospitals. What do you think about being treating by a physician's assistant instead of an M.D.?

Check out the full article on the Wall Street Journal here.

Pegalis and Erickson’s medical malpractice attorneys are your Long Island resource for high-quality legal medical malpractice representation. Give us a call today at (516) 684-2900 to schedule an initial consultation. 

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