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  • What Types of Medical Mistakes Happen in Emergency Rooms?

    Hospital emergency rooms stabilize patients with serious medical problems and set them up for follow-up care. Emergency rooms can be chaotic, as patients arrive unexpectedly with life-threatening conditions. However, doctors and nurses in emergency rooms are still responsible for delivering a standard, acceptable level of care. Some studies show that medical mistakes are more likely[…]


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    Burnout Rates in Physician Assistants Endanger Vulnerable Patients

    Physician assistants (or physician associates) are mid-level medical workers who can diagnose illnesses, develop and manage treatment plans, and prescribe medications. In some cases, they act as principal providers for their patients. A recent study published in the journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) found that burnout in physician assistants is a[…]


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    Have You Been Harmed by a Medication Error?

    More than 7,000 people die annually in the U.S. because of medication errors, according to research published in Medication Dispensing Errors and Prevention. Medication errors are entirely preventable. If you have been harmed by a medication error, you may have a valid medical malpractice claim. Enlisting the help of an experienced law firm is the[…]


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    How Often Do Surgical Errors Happen?

    Surgical errors injure thousands of patients each year. Despite growing awareness of the adverse effects of surgical errors, mistakes continue to occur, such as operating on the wrong body part or performing unnecessary surgeries. Although the introduction of computerized technology has improved surgical outcomes in some areas, robotic surgery has actually resulted in more accidental[…]


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    Is There a Link Between Poor Communication and Medical Malpractice?

    There is a clear link between poor communication and medical malpractice.  Such communication failures can result in delayed treatment as well as misdiagnosis. Patients have a right to receive an acceptable level of care and be treated with respect. Health care providers may miscommunicate among themselves or fail to communicate effectively with their patients in[…]


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