patient safety

  

Nursing home/skilled nursing facility care issues and medical malpractice

Overmedication of patients causes nursing home deaths

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Guardianships and alternatives in Texas, and why you should plan ahead

Legal guardianship gives a court-appointed adult decision-making authority over a minor or incapacitated adult

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New law gives Texas pharmacists exclusive authority on whether to fill a prescription

Pharmacists may be negligent when they fill prescriptions that are dangerous to patients

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Trauma center facts, function, and medical malpractice

Trauma centers can care for patients seriously injured by car wrecks, gun shots, or explosions. There are only 18 Level I and 22 Level 2 trauma centers in Texas.

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Common diagnostic errors and medical malpractice

Federal government data suggest that 10-20% of all diagnoses are inaccurate

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Profits over patients in hospice and end-of-life care

Frisco, Texas hospice executive makes chilling admissions in federal court

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Proposed Medicare rule would keep hospital infection and adverse event information away from the public eye

Medicare's Hospital Compare currently has a wealth of information regarding patient safety in different hospitals

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Respiratory therapists: Scope of practice and medical malpractice

Respiratory therapists are an important part of the healthcare team for patients with breathing problems

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Portal vein thrombosis diagnosis, treatment, and medical malpractice

In February 2018, a Harris County jury returned a large verdict, finding that physicians were negligent in handling post-surgical complication

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Brain aneurysm symptoms, treatment, and medical malpractice

Having the worst headache of your life or a stiff neck are classic symptoms of an unstable brain aneurysm

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