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Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

Can Doctors Perform Pelvic Exams Without Asking?

| Medical Malpractice
Before she had stomach surgery at an Arizona hospital, Janine specifically told doctors she did not want a pelvic exam. They gave her one anyway. And, this was not an isolated incident. Only a few states in the Union require pelvic exam informed consent. In most cases, doctors or even medical students may perform such…Read the article
How Does Nurse Burnout Affect Patient Care?

How Does Nurse Burnout Affect Patient Care?

| Medical Malpractice
New York nurses experience “extremely high rates of burnout,” according to a national labor union. This burnout affects the patients they attend to, as well as the nurses themselves. Many nurses must deal with poor working conditions. A significant number of nurses said they have been victims of workplace violence or bullying, and a majority…Read the article
Harsh Spotlight Falls On Surgical Centers

Harsh Spotlight Falls On Surgical Centers

| Medical Malpractice
Hundreds of thousands of people go to surgical centers instead of hospitals for routine procedures, complex surgeries, and everything in between. These places are very convenient, but are they safe? Not according to a recent survey. Since 2013, over 250 people have died following operations at one of the nation’s 5,000-plus surgical centers. Some of…Read the article
Common Misdiagnosis That Doctors Make

Common Misdiagnosis That Doctors Make

| Medical Malpractice
When we are sick or hurt we go to the doctors because we trust them to take care of us and to be better equipped and informed on the care that we need to get better. But despite all the advancements in modern medicine, as many as 10 – 15 percent of office visits for…Read the article
Forensic Science Mistakes and Wrongful Convictions

Forensic Science Mistakes and Wrongful Convictions

| Civil Rights
Over the years, and with more advances in technology, forensic science has become a part of the criminal process, and a part of obtaining a conviction in a criminal case. Unfortunately, evidence shows that the misapplication of forensic science is the second most contributing factor to wrongful conviction, as highlighted by a recent article published…Read the article
Medical Errors in Rehab

Medical Errors in Rehab

| Medical Malpractice
The rate of medical errors that occur in rehab, and that harm patients, is shocking. In fact, according to a recent article published in NPR.org that summarized a government report, a whopping 29 percent of patients in rehab suffered a medical error in one study. When you are in recovery, you want to focus on…Read the article
What is Medical Malpractice?

What is Medical Malpractice?

| Medical Malpractice
Medical mistakes happen all the time in every locale across the country. Medicine is often more of an art than a science and if you ask three doctors their opinions about a complicated matter, you very well may get three different answers. There are many simple mistakes that can cause some significant damages.Read the article