Latest Medical error Stories

2012-04-29 19:58:40

Caregivers whose abilities are at the third grade level or below 5 times more likely to measure wrong amount Many parents cringe when their child asks for help with math homework. New research shows that poor math skills can cause another difficulty for caregivers – measuring the right amount of medicine. In fact, parents with math skills at the third grade level or below were five times more likely to measure the wrong dose of medication for their child than those with skills at...

2012-04-04 23:04:37

New York medical malpractice lawyer David Perecman comments on hospital negligence and medical malpractice after the New York Daily News (3/28/2012) reports on the accidental severing of an infant´s finger by a hospital nurse. The New York medical malpractice lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of medical malpractice cases over the past 30 years. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 04, 2012 A nurse accidentally severed part of an infant´s pinky finger as she was...

2012-03-28 23:03:05

In the United States, people traditionally visit a hospital to heal; not to catch potentially fatal infections. With health care reform being debated in front of the United States Supreme Court, recent medical reports and findings posted at popular health-and wellness online portal BeWellBuzz.com have shown that in recent years, more people are developing fatal and near-fatal infections due to multiple reasons, causing many people to become skeptical about their next hospital visit. Las...

2012-03-21 14:07:12

Study finds video capture and other automated systems cut down medical errors USC Marshall study finds video capture and other automated systems cut down medical errors and minimize the tendency to operate outside normal procedures. The Conrad Murray case can obfuscate that the vast majority of grave medical errors happen in hospitals–the places we think are most safe–and are often the result of bad systems. Poor transmission of information and unmonitored interventions...

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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.