Medical Mistakes Are 3rd Reason For Hospital Fatalities

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  • Medical Mistakes Are 3rd Reason For Hospital Fatalities
    Medical Mistakes Are 3rd Reason For Hospital Fatalities
    A film documentary was created to show the startling dangers of medication errors. Medical mistakes are the third leading cause of death in patients. This means that more people are dying from medication errors than they are from respiratory diseases, accidents, strokes, Alzheimer's, diabetes, pneumonia, nephritis, and suicide. The first two are heart disease and cancer. Medical mistakes should not...
  • Former Nurse Charged With Reckless Homicide
    Former Nurse Charged With Reckless Homicide
    We wanted to bring you an update to a story we brought you a few months ago about a major medical mistake at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The incident happened in December of 2017 when a nurse intended to give a patient, Charlene Murphey, a routine sedative. Instead, the nurse gave the patient vecuronium, a very powerful drug that...
  • What Is Going On With Blood Pressure Medications?
    What Is Going On With Blood Pressure Medications?
    Today, we want to bring you a story that has been in the news day after day lately. It is one that crosses our usual practice area with product liability cases and we think you need to know about it. Have you seen the stories about blood pressure medications and a possible link to cancer? What started as a small...
  • 6 Types of Medication Errors to Look Out For When Receiving Medical Treatment in Pennsylvania
    6 Types of Medication Errors to Look Out For When Receiving Medical Treatment in Pennsylvania
    Whenever you go to your local pharmacy or are otherwise purchasing a medication prescribed by your doctor, keep in mind that prescription drug errors account for a large percentage of medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania and all across the U.S. Do not get me wrong, we are not trying to discourage you from administering any types of drugs. “When administered...
  • The Dangers Of Medication Mistakes
    The Dangers Of Medication Mistakes
    We came across a recent “Question and Answer” section of a paper called People’s Pharmacy. Though it is not from one of our local papers, one of the questions posed to the columnists has us thinking about medication errors. Here is how the question started: “I had a prescription for levothyroxine filled in February and just now noticed that it...
  • A Failure To Understand Conversions Kills
    A Failure To Understand Conversions Kills
    The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has recommended that all hospitals in the state start measuring patients’ weight in kilograms instead of pounds. The change is recommended in the hope that healthcare providers will make less mistakes when figuring out medication dosages. According to the story, “Errors dosing chemotherapy drugs, blood thinners, and other pharmaceuticals can make treatment less effective or...
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