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Latest Medical error Stories

2013-09-24 23:28:12

LHP Hospital Group, Inc. and SurgiCount Medical, Inc. announce implementation of a new system designed to reduce a common surgical error.

2013-09-23 23:33:27

d’Oliveira & Associates has released a new infographic on emergency room errors like failure to diagnose or providing the wrong treatment.

Unsafe Medical Care Accounts For 43 Million Injuries Annually
2013-09-19 11:32:22

While modern medical care can easily be credited with saving countless lives, over 43 million people worldwide are injured annually due to unsafe medical care, resulting in the loss of almost 23 million years of "healthy" life.

2013-09-14 23:04:41

Sexner and Associates secures a 3 million dollar settlement for a client in an medical malpractice lawsuit.

2013-09-11 23:27:22

Communication errors are the most common cause of medical errors and adverse events in the ER.

2013-08-19 15:28:40

While more patients in the U.S. are suffering from complications such as blood clots and infections after major cancer surgery, fewer are dying from their operations.

2013-08-08 23:19:18

An attorney with The Cagle Law Firm cites a new report showing that the chaos and indifference caused by frequent alarms from monitors and other devices in hospitals often lead to medical errors


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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