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March 2015 Archives

Wrong-site surgery causes trauma for California patients

Surgery carries risks, many of which are due to the unpredictability of the human body. A risk that should be utterly preventable, but unfortunately continues to occur, is the risk of wrong-site surgery. Wrong-site surgery is a type of surgical error that occurs when a physician operates on the wrong part of the body, performs the wrong surgical procedure or even operates on the wrong patient.

What are the dangers of a uterine rupture?

A uterine rupture, in which the wall of a pregnant woman's uterus tears, is an extremely dangerous condition for both the mother and the baby. Effective treatment of a uterine rupture calls for the most expedient, thorough and cautious prenatal care to protect the lives of both mother and infant.

Medication errors pose dangers to California residents

As patients, California residents trust that the medication doctors prescribe to treat them will help improve their health. What they don't count on, however, is that a negligent physician or pharmacist could make a prescription medication error that could actually harm their health.

Is hospital negligence to blame for outbreak of superbug?

When a patient enters into a hospital for treatment, he or she expects to receive the best possible care. What a patient does not expect, is to receive is a superbug from the medical devices used to treat him or her. Unfortunately, however, this may be exactly what has happened in a recent California incident.