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Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis

Medical Errors Are One of the Leading Causes of Death in the United States

Over 200,000 people die each year because of preventable medical errors, negligence or misdiagnosis. Perhaps just as alarming, according to Consumer Reports, is that there are thousands of physicians who are currently practicing, who also happen to be on medical probation.

When Surgeons Operate on the Wrong Body Part | Surgical Checklist

What happens when a doctor performs the wrong surgery? Or removes the wrong organ? Or operates on the wrong patient? While this may seem like the stuff of science fiction or movies, sadly that is not the case. Serious and often life-threatening surgical errors often occur in operating rooms across the country. In fact, statistics show [...]

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Infections & Sepsis : Delays in Antibiotics & Medical Malpractice

Shockingly, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 25 patients will acquire an infection while in the hospital. These infections can be life-threatening, especially if not identified and treated quickly. The elderly, small children, and immuno-compromised patients are especially vulnerable to infections that can quickly get into the bloodstream and cause fatal sepsis. Untreated [...]

2019-11-06T21:30:11-04:00Categories: Negligence, Errors & Misdiagnosis|Tags: |

Surgery Errors – “Never Events” Should NEVER Happen

Every day thousands of surgeries occur across the country in hospitals and outpatient clinics. These surgeries range from routine procedures such as tonsillectomies, to more serious and potentially life-threatening open heart surgeries and brain surgeries. Whenever you or someone you love is undergoing a surgical procedure, you place a great deal of trust in the surgeon [...]

When Anesthesia Errors are Fatal

Patients undergoing surgical procedures receive a type of medicine, known as anesthesia, which puts them into a deep "sleep," preventing them from feeling pain or fear during the procedure. General anesthesia puts a person all the way "under," while local anesthesia takes away the pain in only a specific area. While many anesthesia errors result in [...]

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10 Most Commonly Medical Misdiagnosed Illnesses

You would probably be very surprised to know how high your risk of a medical misdiagnosis really is. A recent study found that more than twelve million American adults may have been affected by diagnostic errors–that's one out of every twenty patients. Further, at least 50 percent of these misdiagnosis errors are potentially very harmful. Patients [...]

Plastic Surgery Liability – When Things Goes Wrong

There are certain risks inherent in all surgeries. In nearly every case, your surgeon and his or her medical team are experienced, skilled, and properly trained. Unfortunately, in a small percentage of surgical procedures, something goes wrong. While in some cases that "something" may be nobody's fault, and would have been unavoidable no matter who performed [...]

Anesthesia Injuries Resulting From Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals have developed, and use, a wide variety of surgical procedures to treat an array of health issues. Each surgical procedure differs from the other; however, most of them have one thing in common – the use of general anesthesia. Like every aspect of medical treatments and procedures, there are certain risks involved with the [...]

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Injuries Resulting from the Failure to Intubate or to Properly Intubate

Whether it is for a routine procedure, such as the removal of impacted wisdom teeth, or for an emergent reason, such as loss of consciousness following a car accident, many of us or our loved ones have been intubated while receiving medical care. Intubation is the use of a tube and ventilator to help patients get [...]