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STAYING SAFE IN THE HOSPITAL — PART THREE — THE IMPORTANCE OF INCIDENTAL FINDINGS

People admitted to a hospital are not expected to be -- and usually are not -- experts in hospital policies and practices. This is no surprise.  Why would they be ? No one studies up for a hospital admission. Therefore, a reasonable but often mistaken assumption of  patients when admitted to a hospital is that they will receive the results of all tests ordered for them in the hospital. This is not a correct assumption.  We discuss why below,...

TIPS TO HELP YOU THROUGH YOUR HOSPITAL STAY – PART II

In an earlier blog post, we talked about effectively communicating with your medical providers in the hospital.   In this post, we offer more tips to help you through your hospital stay. The Emergency Room – You may be surprised and a bit put off if you end up in the emergency room waiting area, on a hallway stretcher, or in an overflow section.  If properly triaged, consider yourself lucky.  The patients getting immediate attention have...

HOW ARBITRATION CAN HELP YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC

Not surprisingly, COVID 19 has significantly impacted many personal injury court cases.  It is harder to get trial dates.  When we start a trial, COVID 19 protocols make that trial harder and longer.  Vaccination issues can further complicate a trial (Spoiler Alert -- stand by for my next article as to how vaccination status might impact a jury verdict). So what can be done to keep personal injury cases moving during the COVID 19 pandemic ?...