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January 7, 2014

Why Do Medication Errors Occur?

Medication error refers to any mistake in prescribing, dispensing, or administering medicine. According to the Mayo Clinic, medication errors injure more than one million people in the United States each year. Luckily, patients can lower their risk of experiencing a medication error by taking an active role in their health care. Medication errors can happen …

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January 6, 2014

What Is Birth-Related Medical Malpractice?

Birth-related medical malpractice refers to a situation in which a doctor, nurse, or member of the medical staff failed to use reasonable care when handling a pregnancy or delivery. Birth-related medical malpractice can cause physical injuries to either the mother or the child. Birth injuries Medical malpractice can occur both during delivery and prior to …

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January 5, 2014

What Are the Most Common Medical Errors that Occur in Hospitals?

When most people visit the hospital, they are seeking treatment for an injury or illness. Unfortunately, a visit to the hospital can be more dangerous than the injury itself, as a 2012 CNN report claims that medical errors kill more than 250,000 people per year in the United States. Here’s a look at some of …

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January 1, 2014

Seeking stories for medical error education

PULSE of NY is a grassroots, nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization working to improve patient safety and reduce the rate of medical errors. They seek personal stories about medical errors or confusion w/ a medical diagnosis to use to educate clinicians and the public, to improve health care.  Anyone may submit a story for consideration; patient, family …

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December 25, 2013

Video–Pegalis Law Group helps those suffering due to medical negligence.

Video–P&E helps those suffering due to medical negligence.

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