Medical “never events” and how they happen

Medical professionals (doctors, nurses, dentists, chiropractors, etc.) are highly-educated and well-trained to provide you with a certain standard of care. When they follow specific technical procedures, you have a higher chance of recovery. Things that should never happen in a healthcare facility When healthcare professionals abandon protocol, their actions could lead to unnecessary pain and […]

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Recognizing nursing home neglect

When you entrust a loved one to the care of a nursing home facility, you expect them to follow through on the proper course of care. What if that is not the case and you find your loved one’s health declining inexplicably? Nursing home neglect may occur with little sign to you. What constitutes neglect […]

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How trucking company malfeasance causes accidents

Truck driving is a dangerous profession. If a freight company does not maintain specific safety procedures, they risk serious injury to other drivers. There are strict regulations meant to keep you safe on the road. Unfortunately, 5,005 fatalities occurred in 2017, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Continue reading to learn more about how […]

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The “big three” conditions associated with medical misdiagnosis

Many people associate medical malpractice with major surgical errors. However, a missed diagnosis or a misdiagnosis may prove just as fatal. Recent research by the Center for Diagnostic Excellence at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute has underscored the risks; in U.S. hospitals, misdiagnosis may account for between 40,000 and 80,000 deaths each year. Certain conditions may […]

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Was that medical mistake actually negligence?

The treatment did not end as you hoped. In fact, you now have other issues that stem from something you believed was safe and beneficial. Is the doctor on the hook? Missteps during treatment may result in lingering medical issues. If your doctor does not answer when you question the result, the reluctance may point to […]

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When surgery goes wrong

When you enter the hospital to undergo a procedure, whether routine or specialized, you expect your surgeon to be competent, attentive and alert. However, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), mistakes in the operating room are common, with at least 4,000 surgical errors occurring in the United States every year. Common causes of surgical errors […]

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When a misdiagnosis becomes medical malpractice

When a misdiagnosis becomes medical malpractice Doctors occasionally make mistakes. They are human, like everyone else. Failure to notice a single detail in a patient’s blood results could lead to a misdiagnosis. However, that in itself does not constitute malpractice. For the law to consider a mistake to be malpractice, the patient has to prove they […]

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3 types of things that should never happen in health care

You do not expect to go into the hospital for surgery to heal a problem and then come out of surgery with an even bigger problem. This should never happen. In fact, there are several things in the health care field that should never happen. Physician Ken Kizer coined the term “Never Event” in 2001 […]

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How to protect your loved one from nursing home neglect

How to protect your loved one from nursing home neglect When your family member lives in a nursing home, you count on the staff of the facility to provide excellent care. Though most nursing homes provide outstanding service, you may worry about the potential for neglect. If you believe that your loved one is not […]

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Study finds even experienced radiologists may miss cancer signs

Study finds even experienced radiologists may miss cancer signs Every year, millions of Americans receive some kind of misdiagnosis. From failing to recognize important symptoms to neglecting to order appropriate tests, when a trusted health care professional makes a diagnostic mistake, the outcome can be devastating for the patient: physically, financially and emotionally. Sometimes a practitioner […]

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