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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...
Throughout pregnancy and childbirth, the mother and infant’s health depend on the knowledge and care provided by medical staff. Medical providers are supposed to have the experience, training, and knowledge necessary to properly care for the mother and the infant, yet some issues may go unnoticed, and mistakes can be made. Sometimes these are minor...
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...
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