Report Finds Surgery Mistakes Have Harmed Hundreds of Florida Patients

Posted on October 10, 2016 by

The Florida Department of Health is filing a complaint against a Florida doctor who allegedly performed a wrong-site surgery on a patient. According to the complaint, the doctor operated on the wrong vertebra of a 77-year-old man. The man spent two weeks in a rehabilitation center recovering from injuries caused by the surgery. Similar preventable… Read more »

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Posted in Medical Negligence

How Are Families Affected by Medical Mistakes?

Posted on October 05, 2016 by

Medical mistakes can severely affect the lives of patients and their families. It would be unfair to suggest that only the patients suffer when errors are made by doctors or hospitals. Some of these errors can cause severe disabilities, meaning parents, siblings, significant others or children are tasked with providing round-the-clock care. The costs of… Read more »

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Posted in Medical Malpractice

Can Doctors Be Sued for Patient Suicides?

Posted on October 03, 2016 by

The Florida Supreme Court is allowing a case involving a 55-year-old woman who committed suicide in 2008 while under the care of her physician to move forward. In 2008, the woman contacted her doctor’s office and described symptoms such as crying spells, mental strain and gastrointestinal issues. Once the doctor learned of this information from… Read more »

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Posted in Medical Malpractice

Does Your Child Have This Commonly Misdiagnosed Illness?

Posted on September 28, 2016 by

Cat owners beware, your precious kitty could be responsible for spreading a dangerous bacterial infection to yourself or family members. The bacteria, Bartonella henselae, is passed between cats and fleas. Bartonella henselae can build up in the mouths and on the paws of cats when they groom themselves. When pet owners develop illness caused by… Read more »

Tags: Pediatrics
Posted in Medical Malpractice

Did a C-Section Mistake Cause Your Child’s Birth Injury?

Posted on September 26, 2016 by

Centers for Disease Control statistics show that 1.2 million cesarean section (C-section) deliveries are performed in the United States every year. In some cases, doctors make mistakes while performing C-sections, causing injuries to mothers or their children. C-section mistakes can cause brain injuries in newborns and infections in mothers. A doctor can cause a C-section… Read more »

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Posted in Birth Injury

Medical Mistakes You Won’t Believe: An Organ Transplant Gone Wrong

Posted on September 21, 2016 by

Organ transplants are used to give dying patients a second chance at life. However, sometimes the unthinkable occurs and transplant errors take lives. A transplant error in 2003 gained national attention and led to changes on how these surgeries are conducted. In 2003, Duke University admitted that it used the incorrect organs during a heart… Read more »

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Posted in Medical Malpractice

Watch Your Step, Falls in Hospitals Hurt Thousands of Patients Annually

Posted on September 19, 2016 by

Did you know falls are one of the top patient safety threats in hospitals? Statistics gathered by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) show that thousands of hospital patients are injured in falls every year. One-third of hospital falls are preventable. In some cases, hospitals do not take the necessary steps to prevent… Read more »

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Posted in Medical Malpractice

Can Robots Transform Hospital Safety?

Posted on September 14, 2016 by

Robots are being used in healthcare settings to prevent pharmacy mistakes, assist with surgery and to diagnose illnesses. In many cases, robots perform these tasks more accurately than human beings. It seems possible robots can make hospitals safer. Read on to learn more about how robots or artificial intelligence have been used to prevent medical… Read more »

Tags: HospitalSafety
Posted in Medical Malpractice

What Happens When Sponges Are Left Inside of Patients?

Posted on September 07, 2016 by

Data gathered by the National Center for Health Statistics suggests 5,500 to 7,000 patients have foreign objects left behind after surgery each year. Surgical sponges are one of the worst objects that can be left behind, as they cause excruciating pain and deadly infections. A Los Angeles woman’s horrifying story can serve as an example…. Read more »

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Posted in Surgical Errors


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