Why A Former Microsoft Engineer is Determined to Improve Hospital Safety

Posted on July 04, 2016 by

The Seattle Times recently published the story of a former Microsoft engineer who was left paralyzed from the chest down due to a medical mistake. According to The Seattle Times, the engineer had suffered from ankylosing spondylitis, a condition that causes the spinal cord to become inflamed and brittle. The condition can also cause spinal… Read more »

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Are Alerts and Alarms Contributing to Hospital Mistakes?

Posted on June 27, 2016 by

Hospitals are increasingly using electronic patient records and other technologies that can alert doctors, nurses and other staff to patient emergencies or other events. Doctors are bombarded with reminders on their smartphones, email popups to attend meetings and electronic patient records that warn of dangerous medication interactions or allergies. The alerts are so frequent that… Read more »

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Posted in Medical Malpractice

What Types of Medical Mistakes Happen in Nursing Homes?

Posted on June 22, 2016 by

Nursing homes are places where the elderly and disabled can receive around-the-clock treatment. Unfortunately, some of these places can neglect patients and cause harm. In fact, a 2014 study published by Medicare’s Inspector General suggested 22,000 nursing home patients were injured in the span of one month in 2010. The report discovered 33 percent of… Read more »

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Two Florida Plastic Surgeons Are Facing More than 160 Lawsuits!

Posted on June 20, 2016 by

More than 160 lawsuits have been filed against a Florida plastic surgery clinic for botched breast augmentation and reduction surgeries. The two surgeons operating the clinic, who are also father and son, have been accused of causing disfigurement and other health issues for patients. Some patients claimed that instead of breast reduction procedures, they received… Read more »

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Posted in Surgical Errors

How to Use the Internet to Pull Your Doctor’s Disciplinary History

Posted on June 13, 2016 by

We recently wrote a blog suggesting that medical mistakes have become the third leading cause of death in the United States, coming only behind cancer and heart disease. Although other hospital staff members are sometimes responsible for medical mistakes, it cannot hurt to check your doctor’s disciplinary history before setting up an appointment. Depending on… Read more »

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A Cautionary Tale of Plastic Surgery Gone Wrong

Posted on June 06, 2016 by

When we think of ‘botched plastic surgeries’, it is common to imagine disfigurement. While this is a frequent outcome of plastic surgeries gone wrong, it is not the only possible consequence. Some patients may suffer catastrophic brain injuries or lose their lives. We can learn from recent examples here in Florida. The mother of a… Read more »

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Can Predatory Bacteria Halt the Spread of Superbugs?

Posted on June 01, 2016 by

Superbugs are antibiotic resistant bacteria that researchers suggest may kill 10 million people every year by 2050. The threat posed by superbugs is so serious that some researchers have compared it to global warming. World health organizations are calling for an ‘antibiotics revolution’ to stop the spread and development of new superbugs. Such a revolution… Read more »

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Posted in Medical Malpractice


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