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Treatment center under investigation after 2 deaths this year

There are many care facilities in Boston, Massachusetts, including high-quality ones providing world-class care to their fortunate patients. At other care facilities, however, the patients are not so fortunate, and things go so awry that they wind up pursuing legal cases that allege hospital negligence. Sometimes, when care facilities become a matter of concern, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) gets involved.

Patients should learn about health care-aquired infections

When Boston, Massachusetts, residents go into hospitals, they hope that they will emerge healthier than when they went in. However, in cases of hospital negligence, people often emerge from hospitals in worse condition than when they went in. Those cases include patients getting infections while in the hospital. For that reason, everyone should be knowledgeable about health care-acquired infections, also known as HAIs.

Common dangers patients face in hospitals

Medical mistakes are thought to be the third leading cause of death in the United States, just behind heart disease and cancer -- but exact figures are hard to come by because death certificates are designed to list the disease or condition that the deceased was being treated for instead of the complication that led to death.

Common ways that medication errors happen

Medication errors are frightening, because most patients don't know what they're supposed to be taking or what to expect. If the doctor or nurse gives you two white pills and tells you to take them, are you going to honestly have any idea if the pills should actually be blue or if you should never take more than one? Most people just take the drugs as directed and hope the medical staff is right.