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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...
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...
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