Preventable medical error is an epidemic and these errors are responsible for over 400,000 deaths a year and millions of injuries annually. In order to help ensure a safe pregnancy, labor and delivery, it is very important to choose a hospital that has protocols in place to help ensure the health of each mother and…
With the multitude of websites, forums, apps, and books containing information about pregnancy that are out today, mothers may be wondering, “What should I expect to learn at my prenatal appointments? What information can be found at those prenatal appointments that wouldn’t, say, come up on a common Google search?” Well, unlike the many resources…
There are many ways that you can protect yourself and your loved ones from medical errors.
Communication breakdowns during patient handoffs are a common cause of medical errors.
The number of people treated in U.S.hospitals for problems related to medication errors has grown more than 50% in recent years.
Medical malpractice lawsuits are the only way for injured patients to receive compensation for their injuries and for doctors and hospitals to be held accountable for their actions, in the hopes that the same errors do not happen to other patients.
Some experts warn that there are not enough safeguards to protect patients against doctors who should no longer be practicing.