How Frequently Do Medication Errors Occur in Florida?

Posted on April 22, 2021 by

According to an article in Florida Today, medication errors account for 700,000 emergency room visits, 120,000 hospitalizations and 7,000 deaths annually. The reality is that these medication errors hit the elderly population the hardest, and 36 percent of all adverse drug interactions involve seniors. Florida Today has a few tips for seniors to avoid taking… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medication Errors

Does Doctor-Patient Privilege Apply to My Malpractice Case?

Posted on April 22, 2021 by

On October 10, a federal appeals court upheld a controversial aspect of Florida’s medical malpractice law regarding ex-parte communications. What Are Ex-Parte Communications? Ex-parte communications refers to any decisions or consultations made by one party without the other party present. Florida’s medical malpractice law currently requires plaintiffs to sign a form before they file a lawsuit,… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice, Medical Malpractice Trial

Why Are Soldiers Unsatisfied with the V.A. Healthcare System?

Posted on April 22, 2021 by

Soldiers returning from overseas are becoming more and more frustrated with the U.S. medical system. This fact is obvious in light of U.S. Army General Eric Shinseki’s resignation from his position as secretary of the Veteran’s Association medical department; stories of veterans’ inability to receive timely treatment or adequate care appear to have forced the… Read more »

Posted in Medical Malpractice

Doctor Who Gave Fake Cancer Treatments Gets 45 Years In Prison

Posted on April 22, 2021 by

A Michigan doctor was recently sentenced to 45 years in prison for falsely diagnosing his patients with cancer, then giving them chemotherapy treatments to defraud Medicaid and private insurance companies. According to the authorities, the doctor had misdiagnosed patients with multiple myeloma, a terminal blood cancer. Over the course of several years, the doctor defrauded… Read more »

Tags: Chemotherapy
Posted in Medical Malpractice

This Common Health Condition Is A Major Cause Of Preventable Hospital Deaths

Posted on January 30, 2017 by

Health complications caused by blood clots are a leading cause of preventable hospital deaths. One such complication is a pulmonary embolism, which occurs when blood clots travel to and block arteries in the lungs. Deaths caused by pulmonary embolisms in hospitals are surprisingly common. Many factors can increase the risk of a pulmonary embolism. Patients… Read more »

Tags: HospitalSafety
Posted in Medical Malpractice

3 Ways New Telemedicine Technologies are Improving Patient Safety

Posted on January 04, 2017 by

New telemedicine technologies are transforming hospitals across the country by making it easier for healthcare professionals to monitor and communicate with patients. Depending on the hospital, these new technologies are used in a variety of different ways to improve patient safety. Improving communications with patients: At St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, nurses… Read more »

Tags: PatientSafety
Posted in Medical Malpractice

Will This Alarming New Policy Cause an Increase in Medical Mistakes?

Posted on December 26, 2016 by

The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education will vote on increasing the number of consecutive hours first-year residents can work. This private organization is responsible for overseeing physician training in the United States. If this new policy goes into effect, it may have implications for patient safety in hospitals. At the moment, first-year residents fresh… Read more »

Tags: Medicine
Posted in Medical Malpractice


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