patient safety

  

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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New study shows tragic consequences of poor hospital communication

When hospital personnel do not communicate lab or radiology results to a doctor, patients can be injured or die

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Hyponatremia after a head injury can cause brain damage or death

With these tips, family members can help prevent low sodium from causing permanent damage or death

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How mothers can prevent infant brain injuries during birth

Bleeding and decreased fetal movement are two important signs that mothers should report and insist that their OB/GYN fully evaluate

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Robert Painter testifies before Texas House of Representatives

H.B. 3520 would prevent hospitals from using 'death panels' to dump patients

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