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Hospital Negligence Archives

Nursing homes getting 'relief' from fines for violations

The Trump administration has placed a priority on cutting federal regulations in a number of industries. The president and his supporters argue that they want to minimize bureaucracy and government intervention in the way business owners run their companies.

Holding physicians responsible for inadequate pain relief

Responsible doctors face a dilemma when they have a patient suffering from serious pain following surgery or due to a serious injury or illness. They have an obligation to minimize the pain. In fact, two decades ago, the American Pain Society declared pain control one of the basic rights that patients have.

Malnutrition can be a serious problem for hospital patients

Many hospitalized patients don't have much of an appetite because they aren't feeling well or they're in pain from an injury or surgery. They're not moving much, so they aren't working up an appetite. Those factors, coupled with less-than-appealing hospital food, can cause them not to eat enough.

What is elopement?

Unless you have a loved one with dementia, you may think that "elopement" refers to running off to Vegas to get married. Elopement is also the word used when people (usually those with a cognitive impairment) wander away from home -- whether it's their own home or a nursing home or assisted living facility.

Hospital cleanliness and the patient experience

Hospitals are an important part of the medical industry, specifically for those who are suffering from emergency conditions or difficult illnesses. Millions of people visits hospitals across Ohio each year. The cleanliness of the hospitals is vital to the experience of the patient, especially when it comes to preventing infections.

Why do healthy people die after going to emergency rooms?

Roughly 20 percent of the individuals in the United States wind up in the emergency room every year. Research from The British Medical Journal found that the quality of care they receive varies widely depending upon where they go. It could even cost patients their lives.

Did your doctor discharge you too quickly?

Doctors face pressure from multiple sides to get patients discharged quickly from hospitals. The HMOs striving to cut costs to the bone, the hospital administrators seeking to free up beds and the patients themselves and their family members who want them back at home.

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