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Common Health Technology Hazards

In order for hospitals and other medical centers to prevent themselves from being liable in a medical malpractice lawsuit, they must be up to date on the latest medical technology and how to avoid hazards. Every year the ECRI Institute publishes a list of healthcare hazards that can hurt patients from new healthcare technology. 1. Hackers - Hackers are the biggest threat to the medical community…
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The Worst Cases Of Medical Malpractice You Never Heard About

Medical malpractice can happen for a number of reasons. Our care providers can make mistakes because they are overworked and don’t get enough sleep. Simple carelessness or negligence can lead to death or disfigurement. A wrong diagnosis can lead to an incorrect treatment. The failure to obtain or recognize informed consent can lead doctors to make decisions at odds with a patient’s wishes.…
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How Often Do Anesthesiologists Get The Dosage Wrong?

A great number of malpractice lawsuits concern mistakes that were made by anesthesiologists during a surgery. Part of the problem is the difficulty in getting the formula right. Anesthetics can be designed to reduce signals from the brain to a particular part of the body, or completely knock you unconscious. But how often does something go wrong and what happens as a result? A study of anesthetic…
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What To Do When Your Newborn Receives A “Botched” Circumcision

One of the greatest risk factors of neonatal death within the first month of birth is circumcision, but no one talks about it. No one knows about it. Many parents in the U.S. believe that when a boy is born, you get him circumcised. That’s the end of it. There’s no discussion, there’s no anxiety. That’s because we don’t expect anything to go wrong. Although there are many reasons to…
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What To Do If You’re Hit By A Car While Riding Your Bicycle

Riding a bicycle can be an enjoyable and fun form of exercise and transport. Often, it is a significantly cheaper way to get around in a busy city. Further, you can burn calories and get an excellent cardio workout while being productive and having fun. Whether your biking for transport or for fun, there are some very real risks. A bicycle is entirely exposed, leaving the rider particularly…
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What to Do If You’re Injured in a Car Accident as a Passenger

A car accident can be a traumatizing experience for all of those involved. As a passenger, getting involved in an accident can be even more scary and confusing -- who pays for damages, who files a claim? After ensuring that the driver and other passengers are safe, these thoughts may be running through your head. Figuring out the logistics of such a situation can be a complex process. Filing A…
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What To Do If You’re Ever Involved In An Accident With A Big Rig

Unfortunately, car accidents are quite common, resulting in over 37,000 deaths in the United States in 2016 alone. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), this averages out 11.6 deaths per 100,000 people, or 1.16 deaths per 100 million miles traveled. These statistics vary per state, as populations naturally play a role. Any car accident can be traumatizing and fatal;…
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Filing A Wrongful Death Suit Against A Nursing Home In Virginia

When our loved ones get older, we often opt to check them into a nursing home. Nursing homes are supposed to provide around the clock care for their patients. However, unfortunately this is not always the case -- staff members may neglect their duties or abuse their position. In the state of Virginia, investigating abuse in the nursing home necessitates certain steps. Wrongful Death In the state…
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Dangerous Dog Breeds To Look Out For

Although dogs are often referred to as "man's best friend," unfortunately this is not always the case. Dogs are loyal and will protect their owner; however, this can become a problem. If the dog breed is particularly dangerous in nature, complications can arise. The dog may not have any malicious intent, but it is in its nature to protect the owner. Thus, if the dog perceives a threat, real or…
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What Is A Birth Injury And Why Should The Hospital Be Held Responsible?

A birth injury refers to the injury of a child before, during, or right after the mother gives birth. Unfortunately, there are a wide variety of birth injuries that can occur, varying in severity. The following are some of the more common types of birth injury that occur: Injury Types Brain-Related Injuries Brain-related birth injuries can occur in many different ways. A lack of oxygen is a…
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