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By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Failure to Diagnose on Thursday, August 02, 2018.

Doctors in New York and around the country are increasingly discouraging the practice of taking X-rays when children have abdominal pain. Overall, the practice of medicine changes with the evolution of science and the collection of evidence that points to a particular treatment method. However, while it is highly uncommon for doctors in adult emergency medicine to give an X-ray to patients who arrive complaining of abdominal pain, they are commonly given to pediatric patients.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Failure to Diagnose on Friday, July 27, 2018.

The effects of a debilitating stroke can be greatly reduced when patients in New York and around the country receive thrombosis quickly. Thrombosis, which is also known as thrombolytic therapy, breaks down blood clots to relive pressure on the brain. However, accurately identifying stroke victims can be difficult for even experienced emergency room doctors as several other conditions present similar symptoms. Doctors at the Helsinki University Hospital studied 1,015 cases involving possible stroke victims to determine whether or not the pressure to generate a speedy diagnosis was affecting their accuracy, and they discovered that only two of these patients received thrombosis unnecessarily.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Failure to Diagnose on Monday, July 23, 2018.

Although breast cancer is among the most common form of cancer among woman, it is possible to treat the cancer and survive. However, some patients in New York and elsewhere have lesions that are hard to detect, which can make it harder to treat in time. A project called MAMMA is turning to computers to help find those lesions and obtain positive outcomes for patients.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medication Errors on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association indicates that the reliability and usefulness of electronic health records may vary widely across different systems. EHR error rates also varied among the different tasks physicians were asked to perform, and were as high as 50 percent for certain tasks. That could be important information for New York patients.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Failure to Diagnose on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

New York has many experienced and respected doctors, but no medical professional is immune to making mistakes. A medical case from Europe that spanned over 20 years illustrates the problems that can be caused by a misdiagnosis. In this case, two diseases, Gaucher disease and myelofibrosis, were confused.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Failure to Diagnose on Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

Penicillin is a common ingredient used in medication at clinics and hospitals across New York. Unfortunately, it isn't uncommon to see patients with a serious allergy to penicillin. Allergic reactions caused by penicillin can have major health consequences, so it's incumbent on medical professionals to confirm or rule out a penicillin allergy before prescribing it. Now, there are additional reasons to rule out a penicillin allergy.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Failure to Diagnose on Friday, July 06, 2018.

When a New York patient suddenly finds a new growth on their skin, they should seek immediate attention to rule out any potentially deadly cancers, such as Merkel cell carcinoma. This rare cancer first appears as a nodule on the skin that may be skin-colored or bluish-red in color. While they usually first appear on the head, neck or face, they can spread to other parts of the body quickly if they are not dealt with in a timely manner.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medication Errors on Tuesday, July 03, 2018.

In New York hospitals, drug shortages can be a major obstacle. When there are shortages of certain drugs, medication errors may be more likely to occur, especially if they have an impact on the methods for compounding sterile products. Establishing preparedness processes and best practices can help ensure that hospitals are prepared for shortages and able to mitigate any errors these shortages could potentially cause.

By Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP. posted in Medication Errors on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

People in long-term care facilities in New York and around the country can be at particular risk of harm due to medication errors and the improper prescription of antibiotics. In particular, when antibiotics are used improperly to treat urinary tract infections, patients can be put at elevated risk of harm, especially due to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. These types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a major threat not only inside long-term care facilities but to overall public health.

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