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September 2018 Archives

All prescriptions must be carefully considered

Prescription medications are an important tool for addressing many health ailments. When you are given a prescription, you likely trust that the doctor knows what they are doing. This trust in your doctor might be misplaced. While many doctors do take the necessary steps to double check the prescriptions they write, others will make errors.

Were you a victim of surgical error?

Do you know that more than 250,000 people die every year because of one particular issue? It is the third leading cause for death in the United States at this time. Surgical errors cost people their lives in New Mexico hospitals and numerous other medical facilities throughout the nation. When such injuries occur, and patients later learn that someone could have prevented their suffering, they often become understandably angry and frustrated.  

Delays in treatment for surgical issues can be problematic

Going into surgery is sometimes necessary. For patients who are fortunate enough to schedule the surgery ahead of time, learning as much as they can about the procedure and the recovery might be beneficial. This can give them the information they need to determine if there is something amiss as they are going through the healing period afterward.

Retained surgical items lead to horrible experiences for patients

Surgeons and their techs have to be careful when they are doing a procedure. Patients who are on the operating table have some very serious risks that they are facing. There are so many things that can go wrong in these cases. One very serious issue that is going to require a return trip to the operating room is a retained surgical item.