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Posts tagged "medication errors"

Prescription drug overdoses: A growing epidemic among white women

When considering what segment of the population suffers from the most drug overdoses, middle-aged white women aren't the first to come to mind. Yet recent research has shed light on just how serious this often-overlooked problem has become.

Jury reaches decision in prescription negligence case

Prescription-related negligence can be a very serious matter. When a pharmacy acts negligently in connection to the filling of an individual's prescription, it can result in prescription errors occurring (such as an individual being given the wrong medication). Such errors can be very harmful. No individual should have to suffer harm because a pharmacy acted negligently.

Lawsuit brought in connection to alleged prescription error

No individual should have to be subjected to prescription-related negligence. When a pharmacist or pharmacy acts negligently in connection to the filling of a prescription, it can result in the individual the prescription is for suffering great harms. Such harms can have significant impacts on an individual's life. Thus, it is very important for pharmacists and pharmacies to act properly when it comes to filling prescriptions.

Nurse accused of injection-related negligence

One of the ways medical professionals sometimes administer medications to patients is through injections. It is very important for medical professionals to act properly when administering medications via injection. Injection-related negligence by nurses or other medical professionals can cause a great deal of harm to patients.

Fine issued in connection to medication error

Medication errors can be a very serious matter. Such errors can be very harmful to patients. Such errors can sometimes even result in a patient's death. Thus, one hopes that all medical professionals and medical facilities make sure to not act negligently when it comes to the giving of medications to patients.

Medical errors more likely for children with chronic conditions

Medical errors pose serious dangers for patients and their families. Medical errors happen to all types of patients but new research shows that children with chronic illnesses are more likely to be victims of medical errors while being hospitalized.

Jury reaches verdict in medication error case

It is very important for medical professionals and medical facilities to act properly when it comes to the administration of medications to patients. No patient should have to be subjected to medication-related negligence. Such negligence can cause a great deal of harm. Sadly, such negligence can sometimes even lead to a patient's death.

Do electronic medical records lead to fewer medical errors?

In recent years, some hospitals and doctors have been making changes in regards to medical records. Specifically, some doctors and hospitals have stopped using traditional paper records and instead have switched to using electronic medical records.

Hospital uses patient photos to try to reduce occurrence of misplaced orders

Medical errors, such as medication errors, can cause a great deal of harm to patients. There are many things that can lead to medical errors. One thing that can result in such errors is when doctors mistakenly put treatment or testing orders in the wrong patient's chart. Thus, such a mistake can be very impactful.