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October 2013 Archives

Common surgical errors could be prevented for just $10, but aren’t

Whether your surgery is considered elective or an emergency, you should receive the highest level of care. Yet, no one is perfect—not doctors, nor nurses or anyone else in the Pittsburgh operating room. There is always a chance of human error.

Differentiating between complications and medical errors

Patients in the greater Pittsburg area and around the nation have reason to be concerned about the safety of their healthcare and how to appropriate protect against medical errors. It only takes a minor oversight or surgeon mistake to cause severe and lasting repercussions. While the law allows people to seek compensation in the event that a medical error occurs, there are often disputes as to what truly is negligence.

Common medical errors patients should watch for

Pennsylvania residents trust in the quality and effectiveness of their medical care every day. This is a basic right that all patients should be able to rely on. Sadly, medical errors whether they be surgical mistakes, medication errors, missed diagnoses or something else also happen every day, compromising the faith that the public has in the healthcare system.

Protecting yourself from medication errors while hospitalized

In today’s tough economic climate, employers expect their employees to do more with less. Hospitals in Pittsburgh, PA are no exception. For example, doctors are nurses are forced to care for more patients because tighter budgets have caused reductions in staff. Budget cuts can also prevent hospitals from making critical updates to their electronic health records. Things like this can lead to medication errors.

Mother wins lawsuit against hospital for daughter's birth injury

Occasionally, complications that arise during the delivery process can cause injuries, disfigurement or permanent disabilities. The baby’s size, position of the baby and a number of factors can lead to a difficult birth. Still, labor and delivery doctors are expected to adjust birthing plans as necessary in order to prevent birth injuries.

Report: Medical errors third leading cause of death in America

Medical mistakes are a serious public health concern. It can be difficult to measure the exact number of medical errors made each year because the patient may or may not realize that their condition was worsened because of misdiagnosis, medication errors, surgical errors, infections or other ailments caused by inadequate care. Healthcare providers may also be hesitant to report their own mistakes.

Pennsylvania veteran suffered because of failure to detect cancer

There are a number of prescription drugs and medical treatments that can ease one’s pain and suffering even when faced with a terminal disease. A doctor’s failure to diagnose cancer, however, can deprive a person of comfort and quality of life.

iPad app being tested in area school to better manage concussions

In a recent post we touched on the importance of young athletes being treated and diagnosed properly when they suffer a concussion while participating in sports programs. If medical professionals clear them to play before they are physically ready or the level of their injuries are misdiagnosed, it can cause even more serious brain trauma and neurological problems. Now, a pilot program involving five Pennsylvania school districts will use concussion diagnostic tool on the iPad to help track symptoms and make accurate diagnosis.

Infant needs liver transplant after nurse's Tylenol dosage mistake

Few things are more heart wrenching for a parent than seeing the health of their infant deteriorate. They trust medical professionals to help their child get better. But no one is infallible; even the most experienced doctors and nurses can make medication errors and dosage mistakes.

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