patient safety

  

Slim nursing staffing levels endanger patients

Some hospitals and facilities require one nurse to care for eight patients at a time

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What to do when nurses won't listen

Sometimes you have to be firm to get proper nursing and physician care

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Video: Avoiding a brain injury during a hospitalization

Some brain injuries are caused by poor hospital care - here is one way that you can lower your risk

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Video: Holiday seasons see an increase in dangerous hospital errors

If possible, do not have an elective surgery or hospitalization during the holiday season

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Patients beware: Physician care at rehabilitation facilities can be sparse

Some doctors believe seeing a patient once a month is enough

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How to spot life-threatening infections and sepsis

Hospitals need to make sure that their doctors and nurses are trained to spot and treat infections and sepsis

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Holidays are a good time to avoid hospitals

Research shows that holidays, weekends, evenings and the whole month of July have a higher risk for medical errors

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Three secrets about how hospitals and doctors hide their past mistakes from the public

Texas law keeps hospital reviews of health care confidential and hidden from the public

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Painter Law Firm negotiates $550,000 settlement for client in medical malpractice infection case

The lawsuit alleged that a Houston-area hospital and nurse did not tell the doctor about clear signs of an infection, which caused the patient to be temporarily paralyzed

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U.S. government study shows that hospitals cover up when they injure patients

Read these three little-known ways that you can increase your odds for a safe hospitalization

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