California Ranks Low Hospital Safety
Approximately two months ago, The Leapfrog Group released their biannual Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. This study uses a combination of surveys and an objective evaluation system to assign letter grades (A through F) to hospitals in every state and Washington, D.C. The evaluation system looks at rates of medical errors, including the rates at which...
Medical Malpractice Cerebral Palsy
As those that live with it or have a family member afflicted with it know, cerebral palsy is a disorder affecting muscle coordination and voluntary movements. It affects both children and adults. The disorder typically stems from a non-progressive brain injury or malformation either in the womb or in the early stages of development. Most...
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Successfully pursuing a personal injury lawsuit is like preparing for war. It is important for everyone on the plaintiff’s side to be prepared for attacks and defensive maneuvers which can change the course of a legal battle. If you are planning on filing a lawsuit in the future, be prepared for these common defense tactics...
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When most people think of a medical malpractice lawsuit, they expect to be able to bring their claims in court and have their case heard by a jury of their peers. What many people do not understand is that they may have given up their right to a trial simply by signing a treatment agreement...
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Every day, each of us is exposed to certain levels of radiation. Radiation is in our air, our food, our water, the ground, and can even be produced by our own bodies. While low levels of radiation are normal and relatively harmless, many patients with cancers and other diseases are exposed to hundreds of times...
What’s in a name? As it turns out, maybe the key to preventing over a third of hospital errors made with newborns. A new study published in the medical journal Pediatrics reported that the way hospitals refer to newborn babies may cause up to 36% percent of medical errors made with the infants. The majority...
In the past several years, cyber hacking has created billions of dollars of economic damage and has allowed chaos to reign. From Sony Pictures, to Target’s credit card customers, to the U.S. government, cyber criminals have succeeded in breaching the online defenses of many of the country’s biggest companies and organizations.  Now, the California state...
How likely is it that your hospital will make a mistake? Could you fall victim to a careless mistake or serious surgical error? Over the past four years, California hospitals have reported 6,282 “adverse events” to the California Department of Public Health. These adverse events range in severity from bed sores to objects left behind...
No one expects to enter a hospital or care facility and get sicker. Unfortunately, many older adults develop complications like pressure ulcers, also known as bed sores, during longer stays in the hospital or nursing home. For many years, these pressure ulcers were viewed as an inevitable part of long-term bed rest. Now, doctors, nurses...
All preterm babies face a difficult road. Being born prematurely puts infants at risk for a host of medical complications and issues, including cerebral palsy. Not all premature babies are born with cerebral palsy. However, nearly half of babies born with cerebral palsy were premature. There is a connection between early birth, low birth weight,...
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