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Surgery Errors and How They Affect Patients

Surgeries in the United States

The advancement of modern medicine has allowed for some amazing changes in our health as a world. Diseases which were once deadly now have cures. Accidents which would have killed someone once can now be treated easily and simply. Even changes to our appearance can be done with ease by surgeons today, which was no easy feat even twenty years ago. Indeed, medicine has brought us a long way, and it still continues to advance even today.

Physical Abuse in Nursing Homes

Statistics of Nursing Home Abuse

Through the amazing world of medicine, people are living to new and older ages anyone thought possible even thirty years ago. Living to be 80-years-old or so is expected in 2019, with our longevity only getting better as time goes on. With this longevity, though, comes the need to have ourselves looked after and cared for as we age, which means in-home nurse aides, assisted living homes, and finally, nursing homes. As we age, it's important that we find the best options so that we will thrive until our final days, and sometimes, that is in a nursing home.

Proving fault in a medical malpractice action

Our trust and reliance in another person is often based on their profession and expertise. Patients trust medical professionals because they have the knowledge, skills and experience treating those who are ill and injured. When things go wrong, it is often challenging to blame a doctor we trust. However, doctors are human and subject to human errors. Patients could be harmed at the hands of a negligent medical professional.

What are common medication errors?

When we get sick, we rely on medical professionals to help treat us and make up better. This could be the nurse checking vitals, the physician making a diagnosis, a surgeon completing a surgery and a pharmacist filling a prescription. When medical professionals make mistakes, a patient is likely to suffer. Whether it is a missed step, misdiagnosis, miscommunication or typo, a medical error could impact a patient's care at various levels.

The Many Myths You Might Hear Regarding Medical Malpractice Cases

Many people are comforted by the knowledge that their physicians and surgeons are experts in their field who have gone to school and have had training for many years so that they could enter into a doctor's office or emergency room setting. When we don't understand what is happening ourselves, we turn to a doctor for their knowledge so that we can move forward feeling safe about our health. However, sometimes mistakes and errors occur in the blink of an eye, which some might argue is just human nature. What if one of these mistakes leads to serious or even permanent harm?

Does patient communication impact diagnostic error rates?

One place many individuals in New Jersey feels safe is the doctor's office. Even more so, a patient is very trustworthy of the words and information shared with them from their doctor. If a medical professional diagnoses a patient with an illness or condition, the patient is likely to accept these conclusions and follow the treatment path suggested.

How Malnutrition Happens in Nursing Homes

What Happens When You are not Fed?

When the body is not fed the food and water it needs, it can experience some very upsetting consequences. The body will grow weak, lose weight, become dehydrated, and will suffer many other uncomfortable and dangerous symptoms, too. Suffering malnutrition is a serious condition that can make life difficult or even painful to live, which is why this type of neglect is quite torturous.

The right approach in a medical malpractice claim

Going to the doctor is typically not a joyful experience, but it is a something most individuals in New Jersey do at least once a year. Whether it is due to an illness, injury or a yearly check-up, the information a patient receives from a medical professional is relied upon. This means that if a doctor diagnoses a person with an illness or condition, the patient will trust the recommendations and course of treatment provided by the medical professional. Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes like anyone else, and when a diagnostic mistake is made this could result in serious and even fatal consequences for a patient.

What a Wrong Diagnosis Can Mean for Your Health

What is Failure to Diagnose?

When we have a medical issue arise, we visit our doctor to ensure that we can be treated accordingly for our issue. We trust our doctors will treat us well, and so many of us will not think twice about the diagnosis our doctor gives us. Still, there are times when we receive a diagnosis and medicine for that diagnosis, but never find ourselves getting better. When this occurs, we may choose to seek a second opinion, and it's here that we can receive the awful news: we were diagnosed incorrectly.

Study finds that hospitals profit from surgical errors

When our health is compromised, we often rely on medical professional to help us. Whether it is the common cold, an injury or a serious medical condition, one's instant is to go to a hospital or clinic to obtain medical attention. And when one receives a diagnosis, this information is often treated as fact and acted upon. In some case, this could mean getting a surgery. But what if this surgery was not needed or improperly performed? This could result in much harm to a patient.

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