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NY couple receives wrong embryo in invitro mix-up

Many New York couples have trouble conceiving children. Not being able to conceive can be a disappointing and emotional situation for a couple. Luckily medical technology offers couples many options to conceive a baby. In vitro fertilization is one such option that couples have chosen for many years. Most of the time an invitro procedure goes well but a recent case in New York has resulted in a medical malpractice situation.

Critics question medical boards' commitment to patient safety

When doctors make mistakes, they put their patients' lives at risk. New York's and other state medical boards has an important role to play in making sure doctors are performing their duties, but critics say the medical boards are letting too many medical mistakes happen without the doctor losing their license.

What a parent should know about Erb's palsy

New City area residents who are expecting a baby feel overwhelmed with excitement and anticipation. Expecting parents spend months preparing for the new arrival and dreaming about their future. Most of the time these parents' dreams come true and their newborn is perfect. But occasionally a birth injury occurs that can turn a parents' world upside down.

Man wins lawsuit for torn urethral wall

Most New City area residents will need to go to the doctor for a routine procedure. There are certain situations in which minimally invasive techniques need to be used in order to diagnose a medical issue or to fix a medical problem. Most of the time these procedures go as planned and the patient is not injured. But, occasionally a serious accident occurs where the patient suffers an unexpected injury.

Hospitals tend to blame mothers when birth doesn't go right

The news that the U.S. is the most dangerous place in the developed world to give birth is startling. It is hard to believe that a country in which there is so much wealth and hospitals that are filled with technology can still have such dismal statistics when it comes to childbirth. A birth injury can be serious and sometimes they are even caused by negligent behavior on the part of the medical provider.

Lack of oxygen during birth can lead to serious injury

The birth of a baby is often an exciting time for a family in the New City area. Families spend months planning for the new arrival and attending birth classes so they know what to expect when the big moment arrives. Despite all the planning that a family may do, a baby may suffer from a preventable birth injury.

Has your child been affected by Erb's Palsy?

Expectant parents in the New City area are filled with anticipation and excitement for the birth of their child. They can spend months buying furniture, decorating a nursery, buying clothes and just getting themselves ready. This is a very exciting time for families and they anticipate that everything will go as planned. But, what happens when a birth injury occurs?

Are emergency rooms failing to diagnose a heart attack?

Almost every New City area resident knows someone who has had a heart attack. Heart disease is the leading cause of a death for both men and women in the United States. When a person presents themselves at the emergency room with heart attack symptoms, they expect the medical professionals will diagnose them correctly. Unfortunately, this doesn't always happen and a person may be the victim of a medical misdiagnosis.

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