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Month: January 2013

Dispensing incorrect medication may cause harmful results

New York City residents, who are going through treatment in hospitals, and their families, should be very careful about dosing errors. These medication errors are common in hospitals that stem from the negligence of doctors and other hospital staff. A recent study...

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Forced early delivery may result in birth injury or illness

New York City mothers should understand that intentionally causing an early delivery may potentially harm babies. These babies may not be fully developed yet and are, therefore, more likely to suffer birth injury or illness. Despite recommendations that delivery and...

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Elevator Safety In New York Remains A Serious Concern

Sometimes a tragic accident can focus attention on a safety issue and lead to positive change. According to the New York Post, City elevator inspectors have stepped up their efforts to ensure elevator safety since the untimely and well publicized death of an...

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CRANE ACCIDENT STATISTICS CONTINUE TO SOAR IN NEW YORK

Unfortunately, crane-related construction site accidents continue to be all too commonplace in the City of New York. Since 2010 alone, there have been multiple examples of accidents occurring in and around New York City involving construction workers and laborers...

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Surgical error figures are alarming in the United States

New York City residents might be aware of a new report that exposes the causes and number of mistakes committed during surgery in the United States. According to the study, American surgeons commit approximately 4,000 preventable errors every year that cost over $1.3...

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Meningitis outbreak may continue as new cases surface

United States health officials believe that the fungal meningitis outbreak of 2012 could have been much worse than it was. The fungal meningitis caused by a tainted steroid injection has killed 39 people and infected 620 people in 19 states this year. The defective...

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