Further investigations regarding the death of a Baton Rouge woman during an elective surgery have revealed that she died of fat clots that had traveled to her lungs and heart. The incident occurred on December 14, but the Miami-Dade medical examiner's office needed several weeks to complete the investigation.
When you visit your doctor for a routine physical, does he or she put you at ease? A lot of Americans would likely answer "yes" to this question because many take bedside manner into account when choosing a primary care provider.
Patients place a lot of trust in their healthcare providers, and they deserve to receive a certain standard of care in return. After all, if a doctor makes a mistake, it could literally have life-threatening consequences.
It is natural for both pregnant women and their partners to have concerns about labor and delivery. You may have even started worrying about giving birth from the moment you learned you were pregnant.
Undergoing any kind of medical procedure poses certain risks, but healthcare providers have an obligation to mitigate these risks by providing a certain standard of care. If they fail to provide reasonable care and their patient dies as a result, the deceased's family has the right to sue the liable party or parties pursuant to Article 2315.2.
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.
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.
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.
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.