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“Pharmacist” Commits Medical Malpractice

Posted on February 4th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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Your doctor writes you a prescription. Your pharmacist fills it. You trust these people with your life, without a second thought. What if you found out the person who filled your prescription wasn’t a licensed pharmacist at all? In the California Bay Area, Kim Le signed off on or dispensed 745,355 prescriptions over more than […]

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Can Opioid Deaths Lead to Medical Malpractice Lawsuits?

Posted on January 16th, 2019 by Elizabeth

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The odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose are greater than the chances of dying in a car accident, according to statistics reported by the National Safety Council (NSC). This begs the question: Could doctors be sued for medical malpractice if a patient who was given an opioid prescription overdoses?

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Third Leading Cause Of Death In United States: Medical Errors

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by Gerald Thurswell

When you are in need of medical treatment you trust your hospital with your care. The nightmares of nurses giving the medications to the wrong patients or neglecting to diagnose a condition may not typically be thoughts that cross your mind. An analysis published in BMJ unrolls the fact that medical errors in hospitals are […]

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A Surprising Way to Avoid Medical Errors

Posted on October 9th, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

Consumer Reports surveyed 1,200 recently hospitalized patients earlier this year and found a compelling link between respectful treatment and patient safety. Patients from the survey who said they rarely got respect from hospital staff were two-and-a-half times as likely to experience a medical error—such as acquiring an infection during their stay at the hospital, a […]

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