Hospitals May Be Hurting Us Simply Because of Their Design

Hospitals are supposed to be places where critically ill or injured people can receive constant care and attention. They cost millions to build, are equipped with the latest technology, and offer access to healthcare professionals 24/7. Yet, you would be hard-pressed to find someone – anyone – who likes hospitals, and we bet there is [...]

Patients Are Virtually Guaranteed to Fall Victim to a Diagnostic Error

In May of 2016, Dr. Martin Makary of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine co-authored a study that showed medical errors are the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Among the most common types of medical mistakes are diagnostic errors – a missed, delayed or incorrect assessment of an illness of injury. [...]

Missing Ribs, Experimental Surgeons and the Truth about Medical Malpractice

Two incredible stories came across our desks this week with regards to medical malpractice. The first dealt with a doctor at Yale Hospital in Connecticut, who removed the wrong rib of a patient during a surgical procedure, and left metal coils inside the patient’s body. According to Medical Daily, the doctor added insult to injury [...]

Could You Develop Alzheimer’s as a Result of Medical Malpractice?

For years, scientists and doctors have studied Alzheimer’s as a (sometimes genetic) condition affecting the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease with no cure and no way to determine whether or not a person will develop it, unless it is one of the rare genetic forms. A person with [...]

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