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Posts tagged "Medical Malpractice"

American Cancer Society announces new mammogram recommendations

Previously, it was recommended that women begin having annual mammograms when they reached 40 years of age. However, the American Cancer Society now recommends that the starting age for receiving annual mammograms should be 45 and that once a woman reaches 54, she should switch to having the screening done on a biennial basis.

Anesthesiologists must be well informed about child patients

Having to undergo surgery is often very daunting for adults, but the experience can be even more trying for children. Fortunately, there are a variety of steps that medical professionals can take to help minimize a patient's discomfort. The application of anesthesia is a common and very important part of the modern surgical process. While the use of anesthesia is generally considered safe, anesthesiologists should always take proper precautions. It is often appropriate for younger patients to be monitored very closely.

Data reveals bacteria is a serious threat to hospital patients

When we enter a hospital for treatment, we trust that the doctors and the medical staff will do everything in their power to ensure we have a safe experience. In fact, medical professionals have a responsibility to perform their duties with an acceptable level of competency. And hospital facilities must be maintained so as to eliminate hazards that could cause patients harm.

Patients can help prevent medication errors in hospitals

You should do your best to take medications as directed. But when you enter a hospital for treatment, then the responsibility for making sure you receive the proper medications is in the hands of the doctors and medical staff.

Patients can help prevent medication errors in hospitals

You should do your best to take medications as directed. But when you enter a hospital for treatment, then the responsibility for making sure you receive the proper medications is in the hands of the doctors and medical staff.

There are steps to take when considering a malpractice suit

We place a great deal of faith in medical professionals when checking into a health care facility. Generally, this faith is justified by the good care we receive. However, sometimes during the course of treatment a patient may be injured or harmed. In such cases, the patient or his or her family may wish to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Family files lawsuit against children?s hospital

We rightfully hold high expectations for the care that our family members receive when they go to a hospital for treatment. Medical professionals are required to provide an acceptable level of care in seeing that our loved ones are given their best chance for a full recovery from an illness or injury. A patient could be seriously injured if a doctor or other medical worker fails to follow proper procedures.

Good preparation can help prevent wrong-site surgery

Generally, we hold doctors in high esteem. This can be especially true of surgeons. For most of us, the mind boggles at the work they can do with a scalpel or other tools of their trade. For this reason, we may even be somewhat in awe their skills.

TV image of doctors isn't always reality

In the 1970s, actor Robert Young played the title character in the television show "Marcus Welby, M.D." On the show, Dr. Marcus Welby is portrayed as being wise, having a wonderful bedside manner and always being able to give his patients an accurate diagnosis.

What steps can be taken to get a proper diagnosis?

When you are suffering from the symptoms of a medical condition, you may seek treatment from a doctor. One of the first steps a doctor takes in determining the treatment you should receive is to make a diagnosis. Because it can make the difference between your regaining your health or having your condition worsen, an accurate diagnosis is very important.