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June 2015 Archives

Lack of emergency room treatment may be malpractice in California

It is a fact of life that people make mistakes, and, unfortunately, sometimes those people are surgeons and hospital staff. Whether in surgery or in an emergency room evaluation, quick decisions are often necessary, and sometimes serious errors may result from a wrong decision. This blog reported in a previous post about a careless surgeon who, after making numerous mistakes in his California practice, was ultimately placed on probation after one patient died and others suffered serious injuries.

What is the FDA's role in preventing medication errors?

Patients in the San Diego area expect that the medicine prescribed by a doctor will help to heal what ails them. Unfortunately, however, due to a variety of potential reasons, a medication error may result, leading to patient harm. Medication errors are preventable events that ultimately lead to improper use of medication by a patient or actual harm to a patient.

Placental abruption poses serious risks for California mothers

All parents, and doctors, hope for the best result when a woman goes into labor in California - a healthy child, as well as a healthy mother. Unfortunately, however, child birth does not always go as planned and complications may arise.

Mistreatment of three patients leads to doctor's probation

A California doctor has been placed on probation following an investigation of his treatment of three patients for what may amount to doctor malpractice. One of the three patients died following numerous surgeries. According to investigators, the doctor failed to properly evaluate the patient's condition during surgery and subsequently finalized the surgery without rectifying the patient's problems of leaking fluid in the gastrointestinal tract. The patient was subsequently transferred to another facility and underwent additional surgeries, but the initial mistakes could not be rectified, and ultimately proved fatal.