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June 2018 Archives

Problems occurring after birth can be very serious

It is all too easy to think of the dangers of childbirth as ending when the baby is born. This isn't the case. There are some issues that can creep up after the birth. These can be just as serious as those that do happen during labor and delivery. All women who are preparing for childbirth should find out some of the basic things to expect in the days following birth.

Errors with prescriptions must be avoided to prevent patient harm

Patients trust that medical professionals are making the right decisions about what medications they need. Once a medication is chosen, the dosing needs to be accurate. When a patient doesn't have the right dosage, harm can occur.

Hospitals should be safe havens, not neglectful centers

Hospitals are charged with giving patients care that meets or exceeds the standard of care. When this doesn't happen, the patients can suffer from great harm. This is an atrocity that shouldn't happen to people who are trying to get the care they need from a source they trust.

Wrongful death claims must meet certain requirements

People who don't receive adequate or appropriate medical care when they seek it out might end up suffering harm. When the person survives the harm, he or she might decide to seek out compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. If the person dies as a result of the improper medical care, a wrongful death lawsuit might be in order.

Impacts of surgical errors are considerable for the patient

Surgeons are only human but this doesn't mean that errors they make are always innocent. There are many times when an error in the operating room can leave a patient in pain or fighting for his or her life. It is imperative that surgeons always make sure that they are doing things by the book. This includes double checking certain things during the surgery.