Medical errors are the third highest cause of death in the United States and account for 10 percent of deaths in the U.S., according to a study by Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. And with nearly 30 percent of adults taking five or more medications at… Read More
Medical malpractice occurs when a health care provider’s care falls below the standard level of care for the area and his or her specialty. While it is possible to hold the health care provider liable for any injuries resulting from poor care, in some… Read More
Acquiring an infection while at a medical facility is not uncommon, and certain surgical procedures may increase the chance of an infection. However, when an infection is caused by negligence or if standard guidelines are not followed by doctors, nurses… Read More
If a doctor fails to make an accurate or timely diagnosis, a patient could suffer severe consequences. The condition could worsen while going untreated or the patient could undergo treatment for a condition he or she does not have.
In certain situations… Read More
Every day, many South Floridians rely on the competence of doctors, pharmacists, nurses and other medical professionals to ensure they receive correct the diagnoses, medications, treatments and surgical procedures they need. Sadly, some medical professionals… Read More
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released ratings for hospitals throughout the nation revealing that the majority of Florida hospitals rank below the national average.
If were injured because of poor medical care while staying… Read More
A recent study conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General found that 29 percent of those admitted to inpatient rehab hospitals experienced an adverse event during their stay, including incidents like infections,… Read More
A recent study has found that electronic hand monitoring systems can help improve healthcare professionals’ compliance with hand hygiene guidelines, which can effectively reduce the rate of hospital-acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus… Read More
Stanford researchers have revealed that one percent of doctors are linked to approximately one-third of all paid medical malpractice claims. The study found that those physicians share a common set of characteristics related to gender, age, practice area… Read More
A new study has revealed that medication errors during surgery occur at a shockingly high frequency.
Almost 50 percent of surgeries taking place at one of the nations top hospitals, Massachusetts General Hospital, had at least one drug-related error.… Read More
Settlement for a 54-year-old woman who suffered brain damage during a hip replacement surgery because the anesthesiologist failed to recognize that her respiratory levels had significantly dropped for nine minutes during the surgical procedure.
Settlement for the family of a 34-year-old woman who died because her doctor failed to diagnose metastatic cancer. The woman underwent a bilateral mastectomy, from which the doctor reported that the biopsy came back as nonmetastatic cancer. Three years later, a PET scan found metastatic cancer in her liver. A reread of the initial slides found that they had been misread and the cancer in the breast was metastatic.
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