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  • Medical Malpractice

    Hospital’s Bid to Perform Leg Amputation Upheld

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A reminder why it’s so important to designate a health care proxy for yourself A Brooklyn appellate panel said doctors at North Shore LIJ/Forest Hills Hospital adequately showed they had to perform a leg amputation on a woman with mental health issues, despite her objections. The hospital petitioned for court permission to perform the below-the-knee […]

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  • Medical MalpracticePersonal Injury

    Medical Malpractice Case Helps Injured Patients Understand Hospital Liability

    By Michael Barasch

    Stacey Galette, 34 years old, went into a Long Island hospital for what she believed to be a routine surgery. Little did the Brooklyn mom known that this routine procedure would turn into a nightmare resulting in the loss of both her legs.  Galette visited Winthrop University Hospital in 2009 for a laparoscopic removal of […]

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  • Medical Malpractice

    When Medical Alarms Are Ignored

    By Michael Barasch

    The next time you go to the doctor, you may have your temperature or blood pressure recorded. When the reading is registered, a low beep sounds to indicate completion. Multiply that beep by 100 or 1,000, and you can imagine the environment for healthcare workers in hospital settings. The beeps are important, but what happens […]

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