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February 2017 Archives

Seek compensation for surgical errors that harmed you

We recently discussed how universal protocols can help to prevent surgical errors. These errors can range from minor inconveniences to life-threatening events. It is imperative that all surgeons have some sort of protocol in place to prevent errors. When they don't and patients suffer, the patients might choose to take legal action against the surgeon.

How following universal protocol helps prevent surgical errors

If you know someone scheduled for surgery, then you should find comfort in knowing that there is a Universal Protocol in place. It outlines a set procedure doctors should follow to reduce the risk of operating either on the wrong site or person or performing the wrong procedure.

CDC Not "Compelled" to Report Fatal Medical Errors

Most of us go through life with limited medical knowledge, and are therefore forced to trust our doctors to listen to our accounts of our symptoms and treat our various ailments accordingly based on their own knowledge and expertise. Being a good patient means following their instructions, and there's a general assumption that those who do so are likely to feel better and function better in their lives. When that doesn't happen, there's another assumption that the doctor and/or other medical professionals did their best. Only that assumption is untrue more often than most of us are led to believe.

Patient rudeness shown to significantly increase physician error

A recent study published in the medical journal Pediatrics has pinpointed a common theme shared among the stories of doctors accused of committing medical errors. Of the physicians interviewed, approximately 40 percent attributed their lapses in judgment to emotional responses to patient rudeness.

Untreated fetal distress can be disastrous

Some women hate the thought of having to be attached to a fetal monitor when they are in labor. While this is a pretty common reaction, it is important to understand the very important reason for the monitoring. Keeping a watchful eye on the fetal heart rate can help the doctors and nurses ensure that the fetus isn't going into distress.