Are Children More Vulnerable to Medical Errors?

Posted on August 22, 2016 by

Children are more likely than adults to suffer permanent disabilities or death from medical errors. This is because organs and immune systems are still developing during early childhood. Children are also less capable of communicating with doctors or nurses when errors are made. For these reasons, it is important for parents to help prevent medical… Read more »

Tags: Parenting
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Can Pokémon Go Endanger the Safety of Hospital Patients?

Posted on August 15, 2016 by

Millions of people across the world are playing Pokémon Go, a new smartphone game that superimposes the famous franchise over the real world. The goal of the game is to visit these locations and capture as many Pokémon as possible. Unfortunately, this has caused problems for players capturing Pokémon at police stations, on crowded freeways,… Read more »

Tags: PatientSafety
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EMS ‘Selfie War’ an Example of Shocking Unprofessional Behavior by Medical Workers

Posted on August 08, 2016 by

Medical professionals such as doctors, nurses and EMS workers are tasked with the most important jobs in the world – saving the lives of other people. When these professionals misbehave or neglect their duties to care for others, patients can face serious harm. Unfortunately, recent examples of patient abuse show unprofessional behavior happens more than… Read more »

Tags: PatientRights
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Why are Surgical Mistakes Kept from Patients and Families?

Posted on August 01, 2016 by

Several weeks ago, we discussed the possibility that hospitals have a ‘culture of silence’ when patients are harmed by medical mistakes. Recent research suggests many doctors still hide medical errors, but that the number is gradually increasing. An article published by CBS News claims many doctors still remain silent on mistakes. According to a study… Read more »

Tags: PatientRights
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Historical Medical Mistakes You Won’t Believe: Death of a President

Posted on July 25, 2016 by

We often discuss on our blog how patients affected by modern medical mistakes can be killed or left permanently disabled. Historical medical mistakes led to identical outcomes for patients. In some cases, historical medical mistakes had world-changing implications. Throughout the next several months, we are going to walk you through several examples of medical mistakes… Read more »

Tags: History
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Chicago Medical Malpractice Case a Textbook Example of Birth Injury

Posted on July 18, 2016 by

Birth injuries can have devastating costs for children and their families, both emotional and financial. Even worse, these emotional and medical costs are often preventable. We can use a recent medical malpractice case to explore the consequences of birth injuries further. A Chicago mother and her child were awarded $53 million from a medical malpractice… Read more »

Tags: Pregnancy
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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 »

Tags: HospitalSafety
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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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