4 Common Types of Prescription Drug Errors

January 25, 2017 | By admin

A prescription drug error is a specific type of medical malpractice that can have devastating consequences. When a medication error results, it can be the result of many things, including the following: Wrong Medication A patient might receive the wrong medication and there are a few different ways this can happen. If the patient fills… [ Read More ]


Child Dies after Pharmacy Allegedly Commits Prescription Error, Overmedicates Patient

July 11, 2016 | By admin

The mother of a young boy in Colorado is blaming a pharmacy for her son’s death and bringing allegations of medical malpractice. Caroline Steinbrecher said that her son, eight-year-old Jake Steinbrecher, received medication for his attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, instead of getting his normal dosage of 0.03mg from the pharmacy, the kid got a 30mg… [ Read More ]


Many Trauma Deaths Could Be Prevented by Quicker Access to Medical Care

June 28, 2016 | By admin

A recent report indicates that up to 20 percent of all people who die as a result of trauma in United States emergency rooms and hospitals could potentially be saved by better medical treatment and/or quicker access to high-quality medical treatment. The report was conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS)… [ Read More ]


Preventable Medical Errors at US Hospitals Cause Alarming Number of Deaths

May 13, 2016 | By admin

A new study has revealed that preventable medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the US. The study was recently published in BMJ, an extremely influential medical journal. Researchers behind the study analyzed hospital data from 2013 and learned that more than 250,000 people died as a result of preventable mistakes at U.S.… [ Read More ]


NJ Hospitals Receive High Marks in Annual Safety Survey

May 5, 2016 | By admin

Five New Jersey hospitals have received straight A’s in an annual report card on hospital safety standards across the U.S. Leapfrog, a group that promotes improvements in the safety of health care by providing consumers with data to help them make more informed hospital choices, recently released its annual survey that assesses hospital safety, quality… [ Read More ]


FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Crohn’s Disease

April 11, 2016 | By admin

A new drug that could cut down on deadly autoimmune diseases has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug, known as Inflectra, was developed by Celltrion and is expected to be co-marketed by both Celltrion and Pfizer. Inflectra is a “biosimilar” version of Remicade, which is already used by doctors… [ Read More ]


When Doctors Fail to Follow Up After False Positive Mammograms

December 2, 2015 | By admin

For some women, the idea of going for an annual mammogram is torture. Others see it as a necessary evil. One thing is universal when it comes to mammograms, no woman wants to get that call. The thing is, not all “positive” results are a problem. False positives are common. A recent study revealed women… [ Read More ]


Imagine the Unthinkable: When Cancer Gets Diagnosed Too Late

November 5, 2015 | By admin

It truly is an incredibly difficult concept to fathom. As hard as it is to contemplate getting a cancer diagnosis in the first place, learning you could have avoided some of the pain and suffering you are now facing if only your doctor made a timely diagnosis. There’s no question about it; timely and accurate… [ Read More ]


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