patient safety


Plastic surgery patient paralyzed, cannot walk

Surgeons frequently minimize the serious risk of plastic or cosmetic surgical procedures

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When it comes to doctors, what you don’t know can hurt you

Federal and Texas laws keep hospital investigations of poor physician care privileged and secret

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New adult high blood pressure guidelines and what they mean for you

Under the new guidelines, nearly one-half of the U.S. adult population has hypertension

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What you should know about the special risks of robotic surgery

There have been thousands of product liability claims about the da Vinci robotic surgery system, since it was FDA-approved in 2000

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Nurse practitioner misreads genetic testing results, causing unnecessary hysterectomy and double mastectomy

When faced with a recommendation for surgery or involved treatment, it is a good idea to get a second opinion

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Texas Medical Board investigates alleged surgeon kickbacks for referrals

Some doctors recommend surgical facilities or extra services provided by companies that they own, without informing patients up-front of offering other options

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Elderly people are twice as likely to fall at a nursing home than at home

Nursing home fall prevention measures are lacking: 75% of elderly nursing home residents have at least one fall per year

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What you should know about the risks of general anesthesia

Questions you should ask your anesthesia provider before surgery

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Doctors miss dangerous low sodium level after treating patient from brain bleed

Patients with a brain hematoma or swelling have an increased risk for developing hyponatremia

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Three tips to protect yourself from potentially deadly pharmacy errors

Lawsuit: Walgreens gives man wrong medication, altering his brain function and causing suicide attempt

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