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Deadly Bacteria Spreads with the Help of FDA Approved Endoscopes


Posted on September 17, 2015 by

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Two patient deaths at a UCLA hospital have been linked to two medical scopes that still carried deadly bacteria, despite being properly disinfected, according to a recent CNN News report. Seven hospital patients have been infected with the superbug, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (“CRE”), at the hospital including the most recent deaths. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, CRE can kill up to half of the patients who contract this deadly bacterium.

If you or someone you know has been injured due to the negligence of another, contact an aggressive Brooklyn personal injury lawyer right away. Continue reading

Why Rating Hospitals is a Good Idea


Posted on August 29, 2015 by

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The ranking of hospitals is beneficial to the consumer public, according to a recent U.S. News & World report. With just under 100,000 patients admitted to U.S. hospitals on a daily basis, it is important to know how the facility you may be visiting compares to others. Hospitals are ranked nationally and regionally, according to the report. The reason why hospitals are ranked is because almost two million people annually need the services of inpatient hospital care for a number of medical conditions that, when treated, may pose an increased risk of harm or even death. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the negligence of another, contact a skilled and experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer right away.

How the Hospitals Ranked

The rankings were based on 16 specialties in which hospital care is given and included:

• Cancer;
• Cardiology and heart surgery;
• Diabetes and endocrinology;
• Ear, nose and throat care;
• Gastroenterology and GI surgery;
• Gynecology;
• Geriatrics;
• Nephrology;
• Neurology and neurosurgery;
• Orthopedics;
• Pulmonology;
• Urology;
• Ophthalmology;
• Psychiatry;
• Rehabilitation; and
• Rheumatology.

The first 12 specialties were rated on data, while the last four were ranked solely based on reputation. A total of 4,716 facilities were analyzed using this information. The hospitals that were ranked regionally listed the facilities that were best in states and major metropolitan areas. The national rankings found that only 137 U.S. hospitals performed well enough to be nationally ranked in at least one specialty; 220 were found to be high performing in one or more specialty; and only 15 qualified for an honor roll ranking. The factors considered included reputation with specialists, patient survival rate, patient safety, and other care-related indicators.

Do Your Research

While the rankings are helpful to consumers, it’s important to understand that they are a starting point for patients. In fact, each year thousands of people are injured or killed as a result of negligence. In fact, New York State ranks top in the nation for medical malpractice payouts according to a study, ranking above Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut in this area. Medical malpractice is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

According to New York law the time in which a lawsuit may be filed before it is forever banned, known as the statute of limitations, is 2.5 years from when the injury occurred or at the end of continuous treatment during which the act that caused the injury occurred. There is an exception to this rule, however. When a foreign object is left in a patient’s body after surgery, patients must bring a medical malpractice claim within one year from the date the foreign object is discovered. There are other exceptions that may apply so contacting a reputable personal injury lawyer in the Bronx immediately following the incident is always a good idea.

Personal Injury Lawyers: Bronx

The most knowledgeable personal injury lawyers Bronx residents can rely on will help you recover compensation due to you if you have experienced medical malpractice. Personal injury affects millions of Americans each day. Unfortunately, liability is not always clear as these types of cases can be as unique as the individuals or organizations involved. For this reason, if you or someone you know has been the victim of personal injury due to the negligence of another especially if that negligence was committed by the very people that were relied on for healthcare, contact one of the most aggressive and experienced personal injury lawyers Bronx has to offer. The lawyers at the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum provide legal services throughout New York, including Brooklyn and the Bronx and handle several different types of accident cases. Click or call (718) 237-5586 today to schedule your initial free case consultation.

NYC Crane Collapses in Midtown


Posted on June 24, 2015 by

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Early one Sunday morning, on Madison Avenue between East 38th and 39th streets, an industrial air conditioner that was being transferred by a crane plummeted almost 30 stories after a cable snapped. Ten people were injured, including two construction workers and eight pedestrians, as a result of falling debris, according to a NBC New York report. Mayor de Blasio, who spoke at a press conference at the scene of the accident, announced the City would be conducting a full investigation as to the cause. If you or someone you know has been injured due to the negligence of another in a similar situation, contact the most aggressive accident attorneys Brooklyn has to offer. Continue reading

Toddler Dies After Being Hit With Falling Bricks on Upper West Side


Posted on June 8, 2015 by

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A tragic accident occurred in the Upper West Side last month on a quiet Sunday morning, according to a recent Online news report . A portion of a terracotta window at the Esplanade, a senior citizens’ resident on West End Avenue at 74th Street, plummeted eight stories onto a two-year-old and her grandmother who were on a morning stroll. The debris hit the toddler, Greta Green, on the head and caused a severe and fatal brain injury. The grandmother, 60-year-old Susan Frierson, suffered a serious leg injury but survived the incident. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, it is important to contact a skilled brain injury attorney Bronx residents can retain in order to ensure you receive just compensation for your damages and/or lost. Continue reading

Bronx Teen Running from NYPD Died From Injuries in 60-Foot Fall


Posted on May 27, 2015 by

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In April, a Bronx teen tragically died after he fell six stories from a Bronx building apartment. Hakeem Kuta and group of other teenagers had been smoking marijuana in the lobby of a Bronx building. Four New York police officers tried to approach the group, but one member allegedly put his arms out as they tried to come through the door. Immediately after, several kids ran up the stairs of the building to the roof. Continue reading