patient safety

  

Pulmonary effusion, thoracentesis, collapsed lung, and medical malpractice

Patient at Cypress, Texas violently coughs up blood after simple procedure, goes into respiratory distress, dies

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Medical malpractice/wrongful death lawsuit: Plaintiff alleges that surgeon and anesthesiologist at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital injure patient, cause death

38-year-old educator recently died as a result of her injuries

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Wisdom tooth extraction, negligence, and dental malpractice

Pulling wisdom teeth improperly can cause nerve damage

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Myocarditis symptoms, misdiagnosis, and medical malpractice

Myocarditis is a dangerous condition that impacts heart pumping and rhythm

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Tools to help you plan ahead before a doctor's visit

Make sure your physician has all of the information necessary for safe health care

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What happens when your physician doctors (alters) your medical records?

Wrongful death lawsuit uncovered that surgeon accessed patient's records "on a number of occasions" after her death

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Journal article: ER should treat for stroke if patient has dizziness and difficulty walking or standing

Review article details five questions that emergency doctors should ask dizzy patients

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Operating on the wrong patient or site: How does it happen?

The Joint Commission has emphasized improving surgical errors as a 2018 National Patient Safety Goal

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Hemorrhagic stroke symptoms, treatment and medical malpractice

87% of strokes are ischemic and 13% are hemorrhagic

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Over 260 patients have died in surgical centers since 2013

Many ambulatory surgery centers are not equipped to handle complications from planned outpatient procedures and call 911 when something bad happens

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