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May 2011 Archives

NY Lawmakers Consider Doctor Dress Codes To Save On Med Mal Costs

Could what a doctor wears to work affect medical malpractice costs across New York State? Many safety advocates and medical professionals believe that it is so. Currently, the New York State Legislature is considering a bill that would examine what doctors and nurses wear while on the job and investigate whether dress codes could cut down on patient infections and medical malpractice incidents. Bill S4909, brought forth by democrat Senator Jeffrey Klein, would establish a Health Commissioner Council that would look into whether certain accessories or types of clothing could be causing infections in health care environments and establish best practices for moving forward.

New York City Elevator Falls 3 Stories Injuring 22 Peop

According to the Wall Street Journal, 22 workers suffered minor injuries when a freight elevator fell three floors in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan this week. The accident took place at an 18th Street furniture warehouse near the Avenue of the Americas. The workers, who were using the elevator illegally as a passenger elevator instead of a freight elevator, all suffered whiplash in the elevator fall. Nine passengers who suffered more serious injuries were transported to the hospital for treatment.

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