patient safety


Ophthalmologist inserts wrong lens in phacoemulsification surgery, causes blindness in patient's eye

Painter Law Firm handles medical malpractice cases against optometrists and ophthalmologists

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Do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders increase likelihood of ICU death, less overall care

Doctors may mistake a DNR order to mean a patient wants no additional care under any circumstances

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Important steps doctors should use to find the cause for syncope (fainting)

Medical experts have developed a step-by-step approach that takes time, but improves patient safety

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The important reason to always get your medical records and radiology CDs before leaving a hospital

If you go to a new hospital, these records and radiology images can help prevent your new providers from making a dangerous mistake in your health care

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Understanding HIPAA, patient privacy laws, and medical records requests

Federal and Texas laws protect your privacy and rights to your healthcare information

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Is the specialist that your doctor consulted really a specialist?

Houston-area hospital's sole wound care doctor is trained as a pediatrician, not in wound care

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Texas government database allows free searches for hospital infection rates, preventable adverse events

Medical malpractice attorney encourages patients to take advantage of this rare public program that promotes openness and safety

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New study exposes Texas nursing home anti-psychotic drug over-medication problem

Nationally, around 180,000 nursing home residents per week are given anti-psychotic drugs, even though they have no psychiatric condition

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Anesthesia and deep sedation increase colonoscopy risk

Propofol or deep sedation for colonoscopies increases costs and risk

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Why it is important for radiologists to review all recent similar CT and MRI images

Comparing a current study with prior studies helps radiologists avoid missing important changes

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