Do you think your medication caused you harm? You are not alone. Do not dismiss that feeling as a side effect of the medication your doctor prescribed. Doctors make mistakes, and your health, or life, could be in jeopardy. Even well-intentioned doctors may sometimes fail to take all of the variables into consideration when prescribing medication.
Many people (perhaps some in Philadelphia) actually have a fear of going to the doctor. If any of them have read stories about the worst surgical mistakes of all time, it's no wonder. You or your children may be among those who have recently undergone some type of surgery.
Certain ailments and illnesses require a surgical procedure to fix the issue and even save your life. When you went under anesthesia, you expected to come out of it with the assurance that your prognosis was good, and, after you recover, you would have a new lease on life
The Pennsylvania-based ECRI Institute (formerly the Emergency Care Research Institute) recently released its top 10 list of health care technology hazards for 2017. Leading the way was errors in the usage of infusion pumps in hospitals.
A forceps delivery is a form of physician-assisted delivery that occurs for a number of reasons, including when a mother cannot push the baby out on her own or when there is a suspected health problem in the baby or mother. In most cases, the physician wants the delivery to happen faster. If a forceps delivery is not possible, the doctor will typically order a C-section.
Research suggests that potentially harmful and preventable misdiagnoses occur millions of times yearly and will affect virtually every person at some point.
As many as 1.5 million injuries are associated with medication errors in the United States every year making them a serious issue for patients.