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Dec 31, 2018

The 9 “Rights” of Administering Medication to Patients

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Medical team members providing medications to patients must make sure they are administering these medications correctly. They must provide the correct medications to the right patients according to the correct method in the right dose and at the right time. There are a number of other actions that must be carried out properly for each [...]

Dec 13, 2018

Can Medical Malpractice Victims Sue a Hospital for Damages?

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Can you sue the hospital after sustaining an injury due to the medical treatment offered at the facility? It depends. Although hospitals often bear legal liability for negligent and incompetent care provided by medical technicians, nurses, and other related medical personnel, they are not always directly responsible for a doctor’s medical practice. Therefore, in some [...]

Nov 21, 2018

Research Links Burnout to Doctor Error – And It’s on the Rise

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A recent study shows that physician burnout is real and serious enough that it may be source of more medical errors than unsafe workplace conditions. The study, published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, shines a new light on medical malpractice in the United States. Dr. Christine Sinsky, the vice president of professional satisfaction at the [...]

Oct 4, 2018

Using Adrenaline to Save Cardiac Patients Can Cause Brain Damage

By |Oct 4, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

You may have seen it in the movies or on television, or, horribly, in real life – when doctors or emergency personnel use an epinephrine (also called adrenaline) shot in an attempt to restore a heartbeat in a patient suffering cardiac arrest. This is a traditional procedure with paramedics, in hospitals, and emergency rooms, but [...]

Sep 19, 2018

Over 50 Percent of Doctors Suffering From Workplace Burnout, According to New Study

By |Sep 19, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

You place a considerable amount of trust in your doctor for your health care needs. You do so because you expect him or her to have the education and experience in medicine to provide you with the best treatment methods possible. However, doctors are human just like anyone else. They face pressures in the workplace [...]

Aug 23, 2018

Did You Suffer Injury During a Bowel Surgery?

By |Aug 23, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

No surgery or procedure is risk-free. However, with an understanding of the risks involved, you are right to expect your surgeon to provide you the highest level of care when performing any type of surgical procedure. Not even the best doctors in the world are exempt from making a mistake that can cause grievous and [...]

Jun 14, 2018

Federal Judge Denies Plan to Take $200M Out of Medical Malpractice Fund in PA

By |Jun 14, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

A little good news for medical malpractice victims: On May 17, a federal judge pulled $200 million from Pennsylvania's state budget by tossing a law that appropriated the surplus from a state-created medical malpractice fund. Stating that the 2017 law violated the U.S. Constitution, U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner sided with the plaintiff, Pennsylvania Professional [...]

May 17, 2018

Pharma Company Ramps Up Pricing for Cancer Drug Ahead of Potential Lower Dosage Announcement

By |May 17, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

Research conducted by the nonprofit Value in Cancer Care Consortium recently suggested that a popular cancer drug that typically costs $148,000 per year for patients could work just as effectively in smaller doses, potentially cutting costs down to about $50,000 annually. However, the Washington Post  reported that the manufacturer has gotten approval for a new [...]

Mar 22, 2018

How Does Communication Failure Lead to Medical Negligence?

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Communication failure is a significant risk factor in the field of healthcare. Preventable medical errors cause needless injury and death, and communication errors are at the root of many medical malpractice cases. A healthcare research company reports that communication failure is the cause of at least 30 percent of all medical malpractice claims. The report, [...]

Mar 7, 2018

What is SIRVA and How is it Related to Vaccines?

By |Mar 7, 2018|Medical Malpractice|0 Comments

So far this season, the flu has killed over 50 children. This is one of the worst flu seasons in years, and we are still in the midst of it. This year's flu strain is a challenge to this year's vaccine, which is reported to have an only 10% effective rate against the H3N2 strain—although [...]