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Research shows hospitals not as safe as patients like to think

When a patient goes to the hospital, that patient expects to receive a certain level of care. Often times, patients do not understand the full extent of an injury or illness. They rely on their doctors and nurses to make sure that the appropriate procedures and medications are provided for them.

Would proposed Florida bill let nursing homes off the hook?

At a House committee meeting last week, a man shared the story of his father's death in a nursing home. His father had been eating dinner and was left alone by the staff, a situation that should not have occurred. He died after choking on his food because no one was nearby to help him.

Poor hospital procedures lead to excess radiation for babies

It is no secret that being exposed to radiation is not good for one's health. But many people are exposed to small amounts of radiation when they see a doctor and get an x-ray done. There are even greater amounts of radiation released when a patient undergoes a CT scan.

Pharmacist error could have caused injury to pregnant woman

Whenever someone suffers an injury at the hands of a negligent medical professional, the consequences can be far-reaching. There are the obvious immediate injuries that can result. But later on more health issues can surface, not to mention the amount of medical bills that can add up over time.

Will mental evaluations lower the number of physician errors?

When someone is responsible for your safety, you want to make sure that they are in fact capable of doing that. For example, pilots of commercial airlines are required to take physical and mental assessments every 6 months starting from a certain age. Because they are responsible for the lives of everyone on their aircraft, they are evaluated on a consistent basis.

Heart Implant Devices Could Lead to Complications for Some

Typically people go see a doctor in order to treat an injury. The last thing that a patient wants is to suffer a serious injury because of a doctor or hospital staff member. However, there are some situations where patients are injured because of things like negligence, misdiagnosis, and surgeon error. The consequences can be deadly for the patient.

After Years of Lying About Medical Degree, Fake Doctor Discovered

Patients who are treated by doctors expect that their doctors have been adequately trained. It is well-known that doctors endure years of medical school and residency in order to be prepared to treat patients and avoid things like misdiagnosis. But what happens when a doctor has been trained by someone who lied about their medical degree?

Surgical Equipment Left in Patient's Head After Surgery

At some point, everyone has wished that they had more in their brains. For one patient, that's exactly what he got. Unfortunately, what was left in his head was actually a piece of a surgical drill bit that measures at about a quarter of an inch long.

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