Jury Awards $7 Million to Victims of Medical Malpractice in New York

In New York, a Queens jury has awarded a Long Island couple $7 million in a case of medical malpractice that almost led to the untimely death of Owen McNamara. Medical Malpractice at St. Francis Hospital St. Francis Hospital, located on Long Island, NY, is known as "The Heart Center". It's reputation for cardiac excellence has patients the world over seeking treatment there. That is why Owen and Jo-Ann McNamara went to St. Francis Hospital for a "routine" by-pass surgery. The surgery went smoothly. Post-op, however, did not. While in the ICU (Intenstive Care Unit), Owen developed a condition called tamponade. This condition involves … [Read more...]

Surgical Errors: Do You Really Need Surgery to Cure a Stomach Virus?

A recent research study by the University of Washington revealed that sixteen percent of appendectomies are performed on hospital patients who don't need them. Medical tests can determine if the patient has a stomach virus or inflamed lymph nodes that mimic the symptoms of appendicitis. Although appendicitis can be a serious illness (and if untreated potentially result in wrongful death), many hospitals are too quick to operate and remove the appendix when this organ is not causing the patient’s symptoms: sixteen out of every one hundred hospital patients will be subjected to this surgical errors and complications. How Can This Surgical … [Read more...]