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February 2012 Archives

Red Sox pitcher says error occurred during surgery he underwent

Surgical errors can result in patients suffering harm. For example, a surgical error can sometimes lead to a patient having to undergo additional surgical procedures. Thus, one hopes that all hospitals and medical professionals make sure to not commit negligence which could cause surgical errors to occur when providing surgical care to patients. No patient should have to suffer harm because a hospital or medical professional negligently committed a surgical error.

Lawsuit brought in connection to brain damage allegedly suffered by infant

It is very important for medical professionals and hospitals to act properly when providing care in connection to a woman's pregnancy and/or the birth of a child. When a medical professional or hospital acts negligently in connection to such care, it can result in an infant suffering serious injuries. Such injuries can have significant impacts on an infant's life.

Jury reaches verdict in surgical negligence case

No patient should have to experience surgery-related negligence. When a medical professional commits negligence while providing a patient with care in connection to a surgery, it can result in the patient suffering harm. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to not act negligently when it comes to surgical care.

Wife claims husband was negligently misdiagnosed

It is very important for medical professionals to not negligently misdiagnose patients. Diagnosis-related negligence can be very harmful. Sadly, such negligence can sometimes even result in a patient's death. No patient should have to lose his or her life because a medical professional acted negligently when it came to diagnosing him or her.

Father claims doctor and medical center responsible for daughter's death

When a medical facility or medical professional acts negligently in connection to the examining, testing and diagnosing of a patient, it can result in delays occurring in a condition a patient has being detected and treated. Such delays can be very harmful to patients. Sadly, such delays can sometimes even have fatal results.

Bar code scanning can help reduce medication error rate in OR

At the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists' December 2011 meeting, one anesthesiologist from the University Health Network's Toronto General Hospital in Canada described the operating room as a "black hole of medication safety." He then went on to share the details of a pilot program at one hospital that involves having anesthesiologists scan bar codes on all medications before administration, which reportedly has been remarkably successful in reducing medication errors. One hopes that hospitals and anesthesiologists in Massachusetts and around the U.S. will note the results of the program.

Woman claims negligent care led to her suffering paralysis

It is very important for medical professionals and hospitals to act properly when it comes to providing a patient with care after a surgery. When a medical professional or hospital provides a patient with negligent post-surgical care, it can cause great harm to the patient. For example, medical negligence regarding post-surgical care can sometimes result in a patient suffering paralysis. No patient should have to suffer paralysis because a medical professional or hospital acted negligently.

Lawsuit accuses doctor of negligently failing to properly diagnose boy

No patient should have to be subjected to diagnosis-related negligence. A patient can suffer great harm when a medical professional fails to correctly diagnose him or her due to negligence. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to not act negligently when it comes to the examining, testing and diagnosing of patients.