From tooth extractions to a triple bypass, there are a variety of surgeries available to help patients enjoy longer lives and improve their well-being. Although new technologies have made these procedures safer, all it takes is one mistake by a surgeon or nurse to cause a fatal complication.
Every newborn child is a miracle, and no experience can match the excitement of bringing an infant into the world. Sadly, that special day is often spoilt by the negligence of a doctor or nurse.
Medication errors are alarmingly common in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that adverse drug events cause an estimated 700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations every year.
We trust our doctors implicitly. We expect them to listen to our concerns, understand our medical needs, and provide effective treatments. Unfortunately, medical negligence is alarmingly common in the United States, and a small error by a physician can have devastating consequences.
When you put the state of your health in someone else's hands, you are taking a major risk. No matter how much you trust your doctor, the reality is that everyone - even the most qualified physicians - makes mistakes.
Having a baby is a miraculous moment in a parent's life. Bringing a new child into the world inspires a variety of emotions - from excitement to anticipation. Sadly, all it takes is a minor oversight by a negligent doctor or nurse to ruin this special day.
Anyone who has ever given birth or watched the process unfold knows that newborn babies are delicate. One small mistake during the delivery process can have tragic consequences.
It's easy to assume that medical malpractice is a rare occurrence. You may have heard horror stories about botched surgeries and prescription errors, but nobody expects to be a victim of medical negligence. However, according to a recent study in the journal Health Affairs, physicians in the United States spend more than 50 months of their careers on average with an open, unresolved malpractice claim against them.
Welcoming a newborn into the world should be a miraculous experience, but for many parents, the day is spoilt by factors outside their control. Medical negligence is a tragic yet common problem, and it can lead to birth injuries that cause severe and sometimes permanent complications.
Your spinal cord is an incredibly delicate structure that plays an integral role in many of your body's essential functions. Damage to the spine can cause a severe and sometimes permanent physical disability.