medical malpractice


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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Lawsuit alleges freestanding ER and trainee doctor cause girl’s death of bacterial meningitis

Resident physician diagnoses patient with ear infection, but five hours after discharge it was too late to save her

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Mammogram interpretations botched at Arlington, Texas hospital

Up to 4,000 patients may have gotten the wrong results for their mammograms

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Slow treatment of pleural effusion can be deadly

Extra fluid around the lungs can lead to a serious infection and respiratory distress

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VA hospital nurse mixes up resuscitation order, patient dies

Same nurse had two prior known problems in monitoring at risk-patients

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The danger of medical device misconnections

FDA safety warning cites numerous medical errors causing death, including an epidural line being misconnected to an IV

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