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Category Archives: Medical Malpractice

WHO report sheds light on worldwide medical mistakes

By Musleh Law Firm |

Florida readers might have heard that medical errors kill between 210,000 and 440,000 Americans every year. Now, a new report by the World Health Organization is shedding more light on the global impact of medical mistakes. According to the WHO report, around 60% of medical error cases worldwide take place in hospital settings, and… Read More »

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Report identifies ambulatory care safety risks for patients

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Florida patients who visit an ambulatory care center for treatment may be at risk for diagnostic errors, medication mistakes, falls, or security incidents. These were identified as the top risks to patients in this environment by the watchdog group the ECRI Institute. Ambulatory care centers are where patients are most likely to be seen… Read More »

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Medication errors threaten patient health

By Musleh Law Firm |

When Florida residents go to the hospital or visit a doctor, they expect to receive care that can improve their condition. However, medication errors can pose a serious threat to any patient’s health. Taking prescribed medication is the most common form of treatment for an array of conditions. In addition, multiple people, including doctors,… Read More »

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Common medical mistakes

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Florida residents might be surprised to learn that medical errors are the third leading cause of death in America. Understanding how common types of mistakes occur could help people protect their health. When one has a health condition or undergoes surgery, different devices like ventilators or catheters might be used. While helpful, this also… Read More »

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Mistakes new nurses are likely to make

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Nurses in Florida and throughout the country are vulnerable to making mistakes. This can be especially true for those who don’t have a lot of experience in their field. For instance, they may not realize how weak a patient may be, which could lead to an individual falling and getting hurt. Ideally, a nurse… Read More »

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Misdiagnosis can be a fatal mistake

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Many patients in Florida and across the country have benefited from remarkable advances in medical diagnosing technology. As a society, people are living longer and with a better quality of life. Despite the overall improvement of medical practices and procedures, mistakes in individual cases do occur. Some doctor errors can have severe consequences and… Read More »

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Causation difficult to prove in medical malpractice

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Medical malpractice is when a healthcare provider harms their patient by providing a substandard level of care, but proving that negligent care was the actual cause of harm in any given case can be very difficult. In a lawsuit in Florida, the burden is on the patient to show that the provider deviated from… Read More »

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Correct medication lists could reduce error risk

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For patients in Florida, medication errors are among the most common yet dangerous medical mistakes committed by health care professionals. Incorrect prescriptions can lead to severe side effects or interactions with other medications, causing severe injuries or permanent harm. In some cases, these errors are at least partially caused by a lack of adequate… Read More »

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Half of anxiety patients misdiagnosed as schizophrenic

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Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found that many schizophrenia patients are being misdiagnosed by non-specialty physicians; in reality, many of these patients suffer from anxiety. This should be of interest to some in Florida, especially those who suffer from anxiety because the two conditions share similar symptoms like auditory hallucinations. The study involved… Read More »

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Hospital staff errors with gowns, gloves leads to contamination

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For hospital staff who treat infectious patients, there are guidelines on the donning and doffing of personal protective garments like gowns and gloves. Healthcare workers in Florida should know about a new study that shows how the incautious removal and disposal of these garments can raise the risk for bacterial contamination. The study was… Read More »

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