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  • Category: Medical Negligence

    Why are so Many “Never Events” Happening?

    You may not have heard of a “never event” before and chances are, you do not want to. The National Institute of Health or NIH defines “never events” as a subset of patient safety incidents that are both preventable and so serious that they should never occur. Events like these include performing an operation on[…]

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    Flu Vaccine Recommendations: High-Dose More Effective, Especially for Certain Age Groups

    According to the results of a new study spanning the last three flu seasons, health experts are officially backing the high-dose flu vaccine for individuals over the age of 65. The high-dose vaccine contains four times as many antigens as standard-dose vaccines do, and offers more comprehensive protection, lowering the severity of potential complications in[…]

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    New Study Shows Just How Dangerous Emergency Rooms Are for Kids

    Children account for roughly 22% of the United States’ population, yet according to a new study, emergency rooms around the country are grossly underprepared to treat them during a medical crisis or serious illness. After a thorough investigation, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) discovered that only 14% of ERs nationwide obtain certifications deeming them as[…]

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    Nursing Home Neglect: Primary Cause of Bedsores

    According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), more than 2.5 million people in the United States develop pressure ulcers, or bedsores, each year. Bedsores are injuries to the skin and underlying tissue that result from sustained pressure on the skin. They are accompanied by an array of medical complications; some of these[…]

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    Children’s Health: How to Tell the Difference Between a Common Cold and Something More Serious

    According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), almost all children will have RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, by the time they are 2. For most infants and children, RSV presents like a common cold with minor complications. But for some, respiratory syncytial virus causes potentially life-threatening symptoms. In this article, we take a closer[…]

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