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Patient Safety at Risk in 7 Surgeries Prone to Doctor Errors

7 Surgeries that Put Patient Safety at Risk for Doctor Errors

Most likely you or someone you know has had surgery. Some surgical  procedures are not necessary but can provide an enhanced quality of life. Other surgeries, however, are potentially life-saving or can prevent significant disability – some being emergency in nature. All surgical procedure carry the potential for doctor errors. But recent research shows some procedures […]
Doctor Errors + Patient Safety

How Do I Find a Good Doctor?

How Do I Find A Good Doctor?

Finding a good doctor is one of the most important things we do. Often our search begins by asking our friends, trusted family members, and even our co-workers for their thoughts. That is a great way to start, but our experience has shown that some additional research always yields better results. We are not talking […]
Patient Safety

5 Questions To Ask a Medical Malpractice Attorney

How Long Does a Medical Malpractice Case Take?

Finding the Right Medical Malpractice Attorney: 5 Questions Time is a crucial element in any medical malpractice case. But it isn’t limited to the timing in which you or a loved one received medical care.  When finding a lawyer for your medical malpractice case you are up against a time constraint known as the statute of […]
Medical Malpractice

Blood Clot Patient Safety Tips

Blood Clot Patient Safety Tips

Blood Clots: Risk Factors, Prevention and Treatment Have you ever wondered how a blood clot becomes dangerous? Generally speaking, the ability of your blood to clot is a good thing. When you get a cut, the reason you don’t keep bleeding and bleeding is that your blood contains platelets which make it thicken or “clot.” […]
Patient Safety

3 Common Causes of Birth Injuries

Common Causes of Birth Injuries

What Causes Birth Injuries? A baby’s injury is always devastating to the parents. It is all the more tragic when it occurs during, immediately after, or even before birth. You go from dreaming about all the possibilities for your child to confronting the harsh reality of the many limitations and challenges that now lay ahead. […]
Birth Injuries + Pregnancy-Related Injuries

Top 5 Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses

4 Ways to Prevent Doctor Errors and Improve Patient Safety

Most Commonly Misdiagnosed Illnesses Up to 98,000 people die in the U.S. each year due to their doctors failing to diagnose their condition, making misdiagnosis and failure to diagnose some of the most serious and common forms of medical malpractice. Doctors may miss signs or symptoms of a treatable illness–delaying or even denying care to […]
Failure to Diagnose

Is July a Bad Month to go to the Hospital?

Is July a Bad Month to go to the Hospital?

A study published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine found that teaching hospitals experience an exponential rise in medication errors every July like clockwork – which just happens to coincide with the arrival of new residents and the departure of many of the seasoned staff members. You may want to ask “is July a […]
Medication Errors + Patient Safety

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month

Brain Injury

It is estimated that more than 1.5 million people suffer brain injuries every year in our country. Brain injuries have the potential to cause severe physical and mental impairments, especially when these injuries are not diagnosed properly or treated immediately. In order to raise more awareness of the prevalence of brain injuries, symptoms of injuries, […]
Brain Injuries

State Urges Patients to Seek Second Opinion on Mammograms Performed At Deficient Imaging Centers Which Pose “Serious Risk to Human Health”

Mammogram Procedure

American College of Radiology cites facility’s practice posed a “serious risk to human health” SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is urging patients of Hoffman MRI, also known as Hoffman Imaging and Medical Center, and formerly known as Hope Imaging, 2500 W. Higgins Road Suite 830 in Hoffman Estates, to consult their physician […]
Medical Devices + Medical Malpractice + Patient Safety

Would Risk Management Exams for Doctors Reduce Medical Errors?

Would Risk Management Exams for Doctors Reduce Medical Errors?

When people visit doctors, they place trust in their physicians’ education, expertise and professionalism. They enter the doctors’ offices or hospitals believing that their illness or injury will be correctly diagnosed and treated. What many people are surprised to learn, however, is how incredibly often medical errors occur. Medical errors include inaccurate diagnoses, incomplete treatments, […]
Doctor Errors + Medical Error

What Does a Medical Malpractice Lawyer Do?

What does a medical malpractice lawyer do?

If you, or someone you love, are the victim of medical malpractice, finding a good medical malpractice lawyer is very important. If you are like most people the only thing you know about medical malpractice law is what you have seen on TV commercials and billboards. Most of those advertisements will give you the impression […]
Medical Malpractice

Be Safe this Holiday Season (Infographic)

Summer Holiday

We hope that everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day holiday weekend. Taking time to relax and enjoy the company of friends and family is an important part of our lives.  However, even under the best circumstances accidents happen. Accidents and illness, unfortunately, do not take holidays off and sometimes a trip to the hospital or […]
Patient Safety

Do You Know How The Statute of Limitations Affects Your Case?

Do You Know How The Statute of Limitations Affects Your Case?

Medical malpractice victims deal with many frustrating problems. Not the least of which is understanding how the statute of limitations affects their case. Just as they discover and adjust to the outcome of their injury, they begin losing time to take action. Dividing their time between dealing with their injury and finding out if they have a claim […]
Civil Justice

Doctor Errors Happen, Here are Some Ways to Avoid Them

Doctor Errors Happen, Here are Some Ways to Avoid Them

Doctor errors happen. That is a fact. Medicine isn’t the only occupation in which errors occur. There are mechanic errors, fast food errors, printing errors, etc… Every sort of work is going to have errors. Doctor errors, however, can have pretty significant, even life-threatening, consequences. We go to a doctor and expect that he or […]
Doctor Errors

Thousands of Surgical Errors Occur Every Year (Infographic)

Surgical Errors

Every year thousands of surgical errors occur. Surgical errors are different from bad outcomes, which are the known risks of undergoing a surgical procedure. The document you sign before surgery called a “consent” form, is where the doctor lists these known risks. The consent you give, however, must be “informed;” that is, the doctor must […]
Surgical Errors

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