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Bile duct injuries: the cause and their symptoms

In New York and elsewhere, surgical errors are all too common. In gallbladder surgery, for instance, the surgeon may traumatize the bile duct, causing it to form scars and become narrower. This condition is known as a bile duct stricture. When bile is prevented from draining into the intestine, it can back up into the liver and leak into the abdominal cavity. The result is obstructive jaundice.

Report says nursing homes abuse patients with sedation

Many nursing homes in New York and across the U.S. are abusing their patients through the inappropriate use of antipsychotic drugs, according to areport released by Human Rights Watch. To use these drugs as a way to control patients' behavior is a violation of federal regulations as well as of international human rights laws.

What to do after a medical error

When a New York resident goes to the doctor or another medical professional, that person expects a certain level of care. However, it is possible that a procedure will not go as hoped. In some cases, a patient may be worse off after a procedure than he or she was before the error occurred. Those who are the victim of a medical expert's mistake may want to take legal action.

How do physicians and medical institutions defend malpractice?

For victims of medical malpractice, the weeks and months after the toll the injury has taken its on them can be brutal. They want justice, and they believe that their medical provider or physician should be held responsible. This is understandable, and every case should be looked at and fully investigated. However, it is also important for the victims to know the other side of the equation, because there are ways that medical providers and physicians can successfully defend the charges against them in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

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