Latest Preventable medical error Stories

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...

2011-08-25 21:37:31

Johns Hopkins study suggests unfamiliarity with surroundings may contribute to more frequent serious medication errors Temporary staff members working in a hospital's fast-paced emergency department are twice as likely as permanent employees to be involved in medication errors that harm patients, new Johns Hopkins research suggests. Results of the research raise serious issues related to temporary nursing staff in particular because they already are a substantial and growing part of the...

2011-06-09 00:00:30

The family of Selah Schulze has filed suit in Grayson County, Texas, alleging Ms. Schulze sustained injuries when she was caught on fire during a routine operation. Defendants include Texoma Medical Center, surgeon Dr. Robert Wilcott, and anesthesiologist Dr. Mark Villareal. Kay L. Van Wey of Van Wey Law, PLLC, is representing the family of Ms. Schulze. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 The family of Selah Schulze filed suit in Grayson County, Texas, last Friday against Texoma Medical...

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