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June 2016 Archives

Bedsores: The risk to patients with the inability to move

Bedsores are a serious condition; they may develop slowly over time or after only a few hours of sitting in the same position without being moved. Bedsores are also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers and decubitus ulcers. They develop when the pressure on the skin is not adjusted over time; that constant pressure cuts off vital oxygen and nutrients, leading the skin to die.

How to cut your risk of medication errors

It's possible to reduce your risk of suffering from a medication error by taking proactive steps to protect your safety. As a consumer and patient, your safety is important. You shouldn't have to worry about a pharmacist or doctor making deadly or potentially life-threatening mistakes. These mistakes happen, though, and when they do, you may have to obtain compensation by filing a medical malpractice claim.

Are medical residents' long hours compromising patient care?

Residency programs are an important part of all doctors' educations. They get the chance to put their medical knowledge into practice and treat patients hands-on while still under the supervision of fully qualified physicians. However, studies have shown that the long hours - sometimes even as long as 30 hours in a single shift - residents work can have an adverse effect both on the resident's health and patient care.

Death of mother leads to $4.58 million verdict in Ohio case

When you go to the emergency room, it's because you're suffering an unusual or particularly painful ailment. Maybe you're feeling faint and can't stand, or you've suffered a broken bone. Whatever the cause, you expect your doctors to treat you appropriately.

Uterine ruptures and what to look for

A uterine rupture can be a life-threatening and catastrophic complication of a pregnancy. It's very rare, but it has a high rate of maternal and fetal morbidity. There are some factors that can lead to a higher risk of this complication, but even when a person is at a higher risk, the likelihood of the complication arising is around .07 percent.

What is a diagnostic error?

A diagnostic error occurs when a diagnosis is missed, wrong, or delayed. As a patient in Ohio, knowing that your diagnosis has been wrong or delayed can be a very important factor in your personal injury case. If a diagnosis is wrong, you could be treated with the wrong medications. If it's delayed, then you may not receive the care you need as quickly as you should have. If the diagnosis is missed completely, it could be life-threatening or deadly.

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