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prescription errors and medical malpractice
When you are suffering from a medical problem, and you are prescribed medication to treat your condition, you’re supposed to be able to trust your physician and other healthcare providers, such as nurses, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacists, to ensure you get the right medication and in the right dose. However, many of the medical malpractice...
negligent drug rehab centers Beverly hills lawyer
Alcohol and drug addiction are a national crisis. Prescription painkillers, synthetic opioids like fentanyl, oxycodone, oxycontin, and heroin lead to the death of more than 115 Americans every day, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Similarly, about 88,000 people die every year as a consequence of alcohol abuse, which makes it one of...
medical misdiagnosis stroke symptoms
Strokes are the third leading cause of death throughout the United States and a leading cause of disability in adults. Strokes are defined as the sudden death of brain cells caused by the lack of oxygen, and occur when the brain’s blood flow is interrupted, resulting in abnormal brain function. A blockage in an artery...
medical malpractice in los angeles wrong diagnosis
When a patient is unwell and seeks the advice of their physician, they have a reasonable expectation of being properly diagnosed and treated. When a patient is misdiagnosed, it can have disastrous effects on the patient. Not only can a medical condition go undiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or treated incorrectly, but those types of errors can then...
Exhausted and overworked nurses may put patients at risk.
As healthcare’s unsung heroes, nurses work long shifts to ensure that doctor’s orders are followed and implemented. Working in a chaotic and exhausting environment, nurses interact with patients, doctors, and peers, sometimes at the same time. As a result of overwork and stress, nurses often suffer from burnout, fatigue, and exhaustion. Burnout and exhaustion can...
how to recognize a patient's wrongful death
Despite the safety procedures and studies performed to learn about medical errors, there are thousands of patients who still die as a result of medical malpractice each and every year. If negligent medical care from a healthcare provider has resulted in the death of your loved one, you might be able to pursue a wrongful...
Wrongful deaths at opioid rehab facilities
Drug and alcohol abuse and addiction have become a severe problem across this country. As far back as 2011, reports indicated that over 20 million people in the U.S. older than 12 years old suffered from a substance addiction of some kind. Unfortunately, nearly a decade later, millions of people still don’t get the treatment...
High cost of radiology errors
When radiology mistakes happen, they can cause severe damage. In fact, research has shown that 80 percent of radiology-related malpractice claims either cause death or permanent injury. For individuals and families suffering from radiology errors, these mistakes can be devastating. The Insurance Study on Radiology Errors In 2018, a study was conducted by Coverys, an...
How medication errors impact the elderly.
A recent study from the University of Eastern Finland showed the connection between elderly patient deaths and medication administration errors. While the research was focused principally in England and Wales, it mirrored much of what is happening in the United States with regard to preventable, medication errors. The Drugs Most Likely in Medication Errors The...
Here's when you should consider hiring a cerebral palsy attorney.
While the vast majority of medical injuries happen to adults, unfortunately, children can also sustain injuries at the hands of medical professionals, even during the birthing process. When those injuries are the result of negligence or a mistake by the physician or the healthcare facility, you can pursue a medical malpractice claim to recoup compensation...
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