Shocking Claim: Hospitals May Be Incorrectly Determining Brain Death

Posted on January 13, 2016 by

A new study published in the medical journal JAMA Neurology has alarming implications for patient safety. According to the study, some hospitals might be falsely declaring patients brain-dead. Brain death is a medical term used to describe an irreversible neurological state where brain function no longer exists. The new study suggests determining brain death might… Read more »

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Early Hospital Discharge Causes Florida Woman’s Death

Posted on January 04, 2016 by

A Florida woman recently lost her life due to an early hospital discharge. According to local press outlets, the woman was seeking treatment at a Florida hospital for severe abdominal pain. After being cleared to leave, the woman pleaded for oxygen and begged hospital staff for additional help. Instead of doing their jobs, which would… Read more »

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Do Depressed Doctors Cause Medical Errors?

Posted on December 21, 2015 by

Mental illnesses such as depression can make it difficult to perform the vigorous duties associated with practicing medicine. A sharp mind is important for health care workers who are tasked with upholding patient safety. Unfortunately, physicians and other health care workers are more depressed than the general population. A recent article in the Huffington Post… Read more »

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Are Surgical Site Infections A Hidden Consequence of Medical Wrongdoing?

Posted on November 27, 2015 by

When patients die days or weeks after surgery, family members often face a mixture of horror, confusion and a strong desire for answers. Grieving family members deserve answers so questions about their loved ones can be put to rest. Surgical site infections are a common killer of patients who have just undergone surgery. When surgeons… Read more »

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Three Horrific Examples of Medical Wrongdoing

Posted on October 26, 2015 by

Although doctors undergo years of education and training, they are still capable of causing tragic medical mistakes. For many patients who survive, their lives are forever altered. Today we are going to discuss shocking and true stories of medical wrongdoing. The heartbreaking story of a woman can show the horrific burn injuries surgical fires can… Read more »

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High School Students Invent Machine To Help Hospitals Avoid Medical Errors

Posted on July 17, 2015 by

Students with Concord High School in Delaware believe they have found a solution for a common hospital mistake made by inattentive workers. Hospital employees wash thousands of pounds of laundry every day, and dangerous objects such as scalpels or needles can sometimes be caught in blankets or hospital gowns. The team of students recently unveiled… Read more »

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New Software Can Prevent Medical Mistakes

Posted on July 13, 2015 by

Software capable of catching medical errors is being used by hospitals in the Dakotas. The software knows the details of a patient’s history, including allergies, prior and current health conditions and genetics. Using advanced data analytics, the software is designed to prevent misdiagnosis, medication errors and other common medical mistakes. According Buzzfeed, the software is… Read more »

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Florida Oncologist Charged With Giving Cancer Patients Unapproved Drugs

Posted on June 22, 2015 by

A Florida oncologist has been indicted for giving cancer patients unapproved medications for chemotherapy. According to federal health officials involved with the case, the oncologist had been giving her patients drugs not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the last six years. Many of the drugs came from other countries at lower… Read more »

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Tampa City Council Approves $112,500 Medical Malpractice Settlement

Posted on June 03, 2015 by

In many cases, medical negligence can be a traumatizing experience. Take for example a Tampa woman who was given a paralyzing muscle relaxer instead of a painkiller following a car accident. After a collision with another vehicle, the 68-year-old woman was evaluated by Tampa Fire Rescue paramedics and accidently given succinylochine, a very powerful muscle… Read more »

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Will the Overuse of CT Scans Contribute to Thousands of New Cancer Cases?

Posted on May 11, 2015 by

According to the American Board of Internal Medicine, 130 different medical screenings and tests commonly used by doctors are not necessary, and might even put patients at risk for injury or death. The real frightening aspect of unnecessary tests and procedures is that the consequences are not always immediate. Take CT (computed tomography) scans for… Read more »

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