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Which Medical Specialties Have the Highest Rates of Burnout?

Work-related burnout is a serious problem among healthcare providers, and it can have devastating consequences for patients. When a physician works long hours and takes few breaks to rest or even eat, the risk of committing a medical error increases.

What Is Overdiagnosis and How Can It Hurt Patients?

According to the National Center for Policy Analysis, misdiagnoses are far more common than most people realize. In fact, when it comes to instances of medical malpractice, there are more misdiagnoses than there are surgical mistakes or pharmacy errors.

Mother Sues Louisiana Department of Health over Son's Suicide

The Louisiana Record reports on a tragic wrongful death case involving the suicide of a 19-year-old man. According to the news source, the man's mother is suing the Louisiana Department of Health and several staff members at the hospital where his death occurred for failing to prevent it.

Couple Seeks Damages from the VA for Alleged Malpractice

According to the Louisiana Record, a couple is claiming the complaint they filed against the United States of America, Department of Veterans Affairs, and Overton Brooks VA Medical Center has been denied. The couple alleges the named parties failed to comply with the Federal Tort Claims Act, which was adopted in 1946 and authorizes private parties and individuals to sue the country in a federal court.

How Common Are Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure, Wrong-Patient Errors? Insights from a Medical Malpractice Attorney in New Orleans

The idea that a surgeon might operate on the wrong side of the body--or the wrong patient altogether--is enough to make anyone cringe. Unfortunately, wrong-site, wrong-procedure, wrong-patient errors (WSPEs) happen more often than most people realize, and the fact that they happen at all highlights a fundamental problem in the healthcare industry.

Could My Online Presence Hurt My Claim? 3 Social Media Tips from a Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Jackson

When a healthcare provider faces a medical malpractice lawsuit, there is a lot at stake both professionally and financially. As such, his or her attorney will investigate all possible ways to discredit the plaintiff's claim. These include scouring the plaintiff's social media profiles for evidence that contradicts the patient's claims regarding alleged damages.

Man Claims Walgreens Sold Him the Wrong Medication

According to the Louisiana Record, a man is filing a medical malpractice lawsuit after staff at a New Orleans Walgreens allegedly gave him the wrong medication. The man claims he went to the pharmacy in question to fill three prescriptions in April 2016.

How Common Are Falls in the Emergency Room?

Hospital administrators and staff have an obligation to provide a safe environment for their patients from the moment they enter the premises. This includes identifying patients who are at risk of falling and taking measures to prevent them from doing so.

Will I Ever Recover after a Traumatic Delivery?

No one expects childbirth to be a breeze, but most women anticipate a fairly seamless procedure. When life-threatening trauma occurs, though, it can feel virtually impossible to cope with your emotions and overcome the experience.

The failure to diagnose a heart attack in a woman is too common

The movies and television give Louisiana residents a picture of how a heart attack might happen. A person, ordinarily a man, clutches his chest, talks about pain in his left arm and jaw and then collapses. Unfortunately, this depiction can be misleading -- especially for women. This is part of what makes it far too easy for a failure to diagnose a heart attack in a woman happen.

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