Medication errors may be considered medical malpractice
Owen, Galloway & Myers Law Blog
by bkabritsor
2M ago
Medication errors represent a serious issue in healthcare, causing harm to countless patients each year. Misadministration or incorrect dosage of medications stands out as a prevalent type of error that can lead to severe consequences. Understanding the causes and preventive measures helps keep patients safe. Common causes of medication errors Several factors cause medication errors. Poor communication between healthcare providers is a major cause. Doctors, nurses and pharmacists need to communicate clearly about the type and amount of medication a patient needs. Inaccurate or incomplete patie ..read more
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Cars and large trucks handle differently, increasing crash risks
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by bkabritsor
5M ago
Truck accidents often have devastating consequences, producing injuries and fatalities. Truck drivers should take care, but other motorists need to understand the handling differences between trucks and cars. Both vehicles share the same roadways, but their size and weight disparities can lead to distinct challenges and consequences in the event of an accident. Maneuvering challenges Trucks, due to their size and weight, have slower acceleration and deceleration rates compared to cars. When driving a truck, it takes more time and distance to come to a complete stop. This difference can be espe ..read more
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How do truck rollover accidents start?
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by bkabritsor
8M ago
Truck rollover accidents are among the most catastrophic incidents on the roadways. Understanding how these accidents begin is important for enhancing road safety. Part of staying safe includes knowing more about the dynamics that contribute to the start of truck rollover accidents. Roadway conditions and speed Trucks, with their elevated centers of gravity, become especially vulnerable when faced with uneven road surfaces or sudden changes in terrain. The faster a truck moves, the less time it has to react to these conditions. This contributes to the risk of a rollover event. Load imbalance A ..read more
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Your options for preventing anesthesia problems
Owen, Galloway & Myers Law Blog
by bkabritsor
1y ago
Undergoing anesthesia is a normal part of many surgical operations that most patients do not think twice about. In reality, though, dangerous problems can arise when medical professionals make mistakes with anesthetics. Negligence surrounding the use of anesthesia is an example of medical malpractice that can cause permanent issues or even death. As a patient, it is vital that you understand how to prevent anesthesia problems. Know the risks of anesthesia Possible risks of anesthesia include postoperative cognitive dysfunction, hyperthermia and life-threatening breathing problems. While it is ..read more
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What causes truck braking failure accidents?
Owen, Galloway & Myers Law Blog
by bkabritsor
1y ago
Trucks are a common sight on highways and are essential for transporting goods across the country. However, with the increased use of these vehicles comes an increased risk of accidents, particularly when it comes to braking failure. When a truck does not brake properly, it can careen out of control and crash into other vehicles. It is time to break the silence on these accidents and understand their causes. Overlooking maintenance Trucks are complex machines that require regular maintenance. When truck owners or operators fail to maintain their vehicles, they put themselves and others at risk ..read more
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Common surgical errors that may be medical malpractice
Owen, Galloway & Myers Law Blog
by bkabritsor
1y ago
Surgeries can be necessary and life-saving procedures, but they also carry the risk of medical mistakes and malpractice. In some cases, surgery mishaps can lead to severe injuries, permanent disabilities or even death. Here are some of the most common types of surgery mishaps that result in medical malpractice. Incorrect diagnosis According to a 2019 report from the American Academy of Family Physicians, 1 out of 3 deaths and disabilities arising from medical malpractice happened due to inaccurate or delayed diagnosis. Cancer topped the list of ailments that were incorrectly diagnosed and late ..read more
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4 truck driver mistakes that can cause an accident
Owen, Galloway & Myers Law Blog
by bkabritsor
1y ago
Sharing the road with trucks can sometimes be risky, especially when drivers fail to follow safety regulations. While the majority of truck drivers are diligent, hard-working people who take safety seriously, negligence sometimes occurs, and it can have serious or even fatal consequences. 1. Drowsy driving Truck drivers must often meet strict deadlines. Although there are requirements for how long a driver can be on the road before resting, not all drivers follow these guidelines. Studies have shown that drowsy driving is no less dangerous than driving while intoxicated. 2. Misjudging clearanc ..read more
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General anesthesia risks and complications
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by bkabritsor
2y ago
Even routine surgeries involve risk, particularly when they require general anesthesia. Fortunately, serious complications from general anesthesia are rare. When things do go wrong, however, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. Potential complications Side effects from general anesthesia are typically mild and temporary. These include: Nausea and vomiting Sore throat Difficulty urinating Confusion Bruising and soreness at the IV site Sometimes, more serious complications occur, such as respiratory issues, long-term cognitive issues or malignant hyperthermia, a potentially fa ..read more
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What damages can you recover from a truck accident?
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by bkabritsor
2y ago
Truck accidents are among the most devastating motor vehicle accidents. Even at low speed, a commercial truck can cause significant damage because of its size, especially in a collision with a standard passenger vehicle. The resulting damages fall under two categories: compensatory and exemplary. Economic damages Economic damages are one form of compensatory damages meant to replace the tangible losses from an accident. Examples include: Medical expenses: hospital stays, doctor visits, prescription medications, medical devices and ambulance expenses Lost income: lost wages from misse ..read more
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3 medical malpractice errors that affect the elderly
Owen, Galloway & Myers Law Blog
by bkabritsor
2y ago
Medical malpractice is the result of negligence on a doctor’s part. While anyone can become a victim of medical malpractice, there are a few examples of medical errors that may have a particularly significant effect on elderly patients. Though very few people would expect mistreatment from a medical professional, building awareness of possible errors remains a prudent course of action. Elderly individuals undergoing treatment should be aware of any risks and consult with their practitioner if there is any cause for concern. Medication errors Medication errors can be an example of malpractice w ..read more
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