Simple Ways to Avoid Malpractice Claims

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Reduce your risk of a malpractice lawsuit every day with these simple tips. Approximately $5,000 a minute is spent on medical malpractice in the United States alone, with costs reaching nearly $3 Billion in 2012. Process this for a minute; by age 45, 36% of physicians in low-risk specialities and 88% in high-risk specialities are likely […]

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Bad Effects of Early Discharge from Hospital

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As soon as a loved one is injured we start looking down the long road of recovery, and shortcuts often look very appealing. However while it may seem like lucky news, often times an early discharge from a hospital can cause serious problems. But why would a hospital send you home early? Poor planning on […]

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Pharmacy Malpractice: Top 10 Drugs to Double Check

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Over 1.3 million people are injured each year due to something known as pharmacy errors. Out of these 1.3 million individuals, there are 10,000 that die each year as well.  A pharmacy error occurs when a patient receiving prescription drugs from a pharmacy suffers serious injury due to unintended effects of the medication they were […]

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Breast Cancer Misdiagnosis: The Value of Multiple Opinions

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Everybody knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. However, it may surprise you to find out that breast cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed forms of cancer, according to a survey from the National Coalition on Health Care. These findings don’t indicate that people with breast cancer go un-diagnosed, but in fact […]

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ADHD Awareness Month: Know Your Prescriptions

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It’s October which means it’s ADHD Awareness Month. A great many people suffer from ADHD and as such there are a great many medications that are meant to treat it. It’s highly important to know that you’re getting the right medications, and that you are aware of possible side-effects, which is ultimately the responsibility of […]

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Birth Injury Lawsuits

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Most babies are delivered safely by doctors, obstetricians, midwives and gynecologists, but sadly, some are injured during the birthing process. Six out of every thousand children born each year in the U.S. are injured during birth, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Injuries can occur if the mother’s pelvis is too narrow for […]

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Dental Malpractice

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Some of us look forward to it and some of us dread it; but for most of us, every 6-12 months is another visit to the dentist’s office for a routine teeth cleaning and checkup. In between practicing good oral hygiene at home, teeth cleanings by licensed professionals are vital to maintaining healthy gums and […]

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Misdiagnosis

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No one is flawless. It’s simply a part of human nature that we all make mistakes. A hair dresser might cut your hair too short or a server might deliver someone else’s meal to you; either way, you’ve come across many mistakes caused by others throughout your life, some minor and some that may have […]

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Anesthesia Errors

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Before the rise of modern medicine, surgeries and medical procedures were extremely painful for patients. Relief eventually came in the discovery of anesthesia. Today anesthesia is administered roughly 40 million times per year to give patients peaceful surgeries free of pain and distress.   Unfortunately, the process of administering anesthesia leaves room for human error. […]

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