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Surgeons’ Unprofessional Treatment of Colleagues Can Impact Patient Safety

In the medical field, surgeons are known for being some of the most brilliant, talented, and technically gifted individuals. Unfortunately, they also have a reputation for being rude, condescending, and unprofessional towards fellow colleagues, including nurses, physicians, and other members of their team. While some surgeons claim that this type of behavior can be productive » Read More


What Do I Need to Know About Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

A common misconception about medical malpractice cases is that any time a health care provider makes a mistake, it amounts to medical malpractice. However, to file a malpractice lawsuit, you must have grounds to make a claim. There are several things to consider if you are unsure about whether you have grounds to make a » Read More


Medical Errors in Cosmetic Surgery

The cosmetic surgery industry is a booming business. In 2014 alone, there were 10 million cosmetic surgeries performed, resulting in over 12 billion dollars spent on these procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, when a medical mistake happens during a plastic surgery procedure, the patient can suffer serious consequences ranging from » Read More


How Glove Perforations Contaminate Surgical Instruments

When preparing for a surgical procedure, one of the most important steps that medical professionals must take is to ensure that the surgical instruments being used have been thoroughly cleaned and sterilized. However, many surgical instruments have sharp edges, blades, or points that can easily perforate a latex glove. As a result, the instrument can » Read More


Surgical Errors Involving Medical Machines  

Medical errors happen more often than you might think. In fact, it has been reported that medical errors are the third biggest killer in the United States. Over the years, advances in artificial intelligence (AI), including systems that can identify heart-attack risks and others that can recognize certain types of cancer, have helped dramatically reduce » Read More


Cosmetic Surgery Errors

People decide to undergo cosmetic surgery for several reasons, ranging from fixing a large or crooked nose, a desire to appear younger, thinner, or more attractive, to removing a disfiguring scar. Whatever the reason, cosmetic surgery comes with the same risks as other surgical procedures. Unfortunately, a botched cosmetic surgery can cause devastating physical and » Read More


Surgical Checklists Prevent Medical Errors

Could something as simple as a checklist help prevent healthcare professionals from making serious medical errors? Unfortunately, medical errors happen more frequently than you might think, and some can lead to serious health complications and fatalities. More hospitals across the country are implementing the use of checklists, particularly in operating rooms, as an effective way » Read More


Complications with Hip Implants

Like any major surgery, recovering from hip replacement surgery can be a painful process, even if there are no complications. However, when something goes wrong, and the patient experiences extreme discomfort, swelling, or develops an infection, it could mean that there was a problem with the hip replacement device used in the procedure. Unfortunately, there » Read More


Risks Associated With Surgical Centers  

In an effort to provide a lower cost alternative to having a surgical procedure performed in a hospital, federal regulators have approved a growing number of procedures to be performed at surgery centers across the country. This trend has been so successful that, since the first facility opened nearly 50 years ago, there are more » Read More


Doctor Leaves Surgical Instrument In Patient

It may seem unthinkable that a qualified, experienced physician would fail to remove an eight-inch long pair of forceps from a patient after performing surgery. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened to a patient who was admitted to Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding, California to have a benign abdominal tumor removed. After experiencing severe » Read More