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medical errors involving children
It is unavoidable that children will have accidents and suffer injuries from time to time. The most common causes of pediatric injuries are car accidents, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, burns, and falls.  Normal daily life and just being a kid will invariably result in kids experiencing everything from bumps to bruises to broken bones. When a...
wrong site surgery medical malpractice
Wrong-site surgery, which is a “never event,” isn’t as uncommon as you may think. This occurs when a surgery is performed on the wrong site or side of a patient’s body, the wrong procedure is performed, or a procedure is performed on the wrong patient. This can happen for various reasons. According to the Joint...
how to identify bad rehab centers
When an individual decides to enter a drug treatment program, it is an important step in the right direction. Despite all the advertisements and hype, not all drug treatment programs are the same. Research has revealed that with the national opioid crisis continuing to grow, some drug treatment centers are more concerned with making a...
surgery mistakes could be medical malpractice
All medical professionals, including nurses and doctors (and especially surgeons and anesthesiologists who frequently work on patients with life-threatening conditions), have a duty of care not to harm their patients. When a medical professional doesn’t meet the proper standard of care for their patient’s condition, and this results in injury, this could be a case...
why prescription drug errors happen
Medical malpractice can lead to serious injuries, and often, these injuries can be caused by prescription errors. Studies show that one out of every three adverse drug events is caused by a nurse administering the wrong drug to a patient. Fortunately, about 86 percent of all potential drug errors are caught by nurses. Otherwise, the...
social media rules for medical malpractice case
There are many benefits of social networking, and it seems that almost everyone is on at least one social platform. But if you are a party in a medical malpractice case, the details from your online social media accounts can be used as evidence that could be harmful to the outcome of your case. Defense...
objects left inside the body after surgery
We have all heard of medical malpractice and medical mistakes, and while these types of cases may seem like a nightmare, there are often instances of even worse nightmares: when foreign objects are actually left inside a patient’s body after surgery. While most surgeries go without incident, there are times when a patient may leave...
most common misdiagnosed health conditions study
If a healthcare provider makes a diagnostic mistake, it can be the difference between life and death for the patient. While there are varying reports, it is believed that more than 100,000 Americans are either permanently disabled or die every year because of a misdiagnosis, which either involves a diagnosis being delayed, wrong, or ignored...
Improper opioid prescriptions increase risk of death according to a recent study
A recent study found that improper prescribing practices lead to a higher risk of death in opioid users. The study was conducted to determine the risk factors for mortality among those in the Georgia Medicaid population who use opioids. The study analyzed individual pharmacy claims from 2009 to 2014 from Georgia Medicaid, which is the...
What documentation is needed for a medical malpractice case
When a patient is the victim of medical malpractice, their medical malpractice attorney needs a paper trail. This documentation should not only include evidence detailing the injuries that the patient has suffered but should also demonstrate how the injuries took place. While gathering the documentation yourself may not be feasible, a medical malpractice lawyer can...
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